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Can The Isle Of Wight Be Crowned UK’s Best Destination For Second Year In A Row?

The Isle of Wight could be named the UK’s best destination for group travel for an incredible second year in a row, after claiming the accolade in 2023.

The prestigious Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2024 sees the Isle of Wight aim to retain the title with voting now open.

The Island is pitted against other UK destinations including Leicester and Leicestershire, London, Norwich, Wiltshire and York.

The Isle of Wight was shortlisted in the category of Best UK Destination by readers of the Group Leisure and Travel magazine, regarded as the industry’s number one for people who organise group trips and holidays.

Voting in the category will see Group Leisure & Travel readers choose the overall winner in the category from the shortlist of finalists.

Amy Summers, Sustainable Travel, Trade and Exhibitions Manager at Visit Isle of Wight said:

"It’s great to see that we’ve been shortlisted again for UKs best destination in these awards.

"Our businesses work so hard, and it’s fantastic to see that they are being recognised and rewarded for the excellent experience and service they are providing to groups.

"Travel trade and groups are vital for the Island’s visitor economy and my continued thanks to the exhibition partnership members, who continue to support this vital sector and showcase the Island as the place for group travel."

Other Island linked businesses also shortlisted for awards include:

  • Wightlink is shortlisted again for the Best Ferry or Fixed Link operator
  • Daish’s Holidays and Warner Hotels - Best Accommodation for Groups
  • HF Holidays - Best Group Tour Operator

Voting closes 21 April and the results will be announced at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards in London on 27 June.

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