wins fresh praise at 2015 National Coach Tourism Awards
was named as one of the UK's top six coach destinations at the
2015 National Coach Tourism Awards last night (Thursday).
Burnham was among the short-listed towns and cities aiming to
win the title of 'Coach Friendly Destination Of The Year'. Burnham
got a special commendation from the judges.
annual awards ceremony, held at West Midlands Safari Park in Worcestershire,
are run by trade magazine Coach Monthly.
was competing against Bournemouth, Devizes, Gloucester, Liverpool
and Rudesheim in Germany - with the overall winner named as Liverpool.
2013, Burnham was named as a finalist in the category 'coach friendliest
town or city' and in 2014 it was a runner-up in the 'Coach Friendliest
Destination' category. Last year, Burnham achieved the accreditation
of 'Coach Friendly Status' from the Confederation of Passenger
Transport UK (CPT).
Jefferies, Burnham's Business and Tourism Manager, and Burnham's
Coach Destination Manager Les Barber attended last night's awards
and were also nominated as 'Coach Tourism Professionals Of The
Year' following their considerable work in attracting more coach
tourists to Burnham.
the two years since Burnham's Project Coach began, more than 1,000
extra coaches have been attracted into the town, generating over
£230,000 of extra trade.
Ian Jefferies and Les Barber receiving Burnham's award last year