JOHNSONS Coach Travel has scooped an industry Oscar.
The Henley-based firm saw off competition from coach tour operators from across the UK to win a prestigious award at the National Coach Tourism Awards 2019 – the Oscars of the British coach tourism industry.
The firm won the award for Coach Tour Operator of the Year (large fleet).
The awards, which were held at The British Motor Museum in gaydon, recoginses excellence and innovation across coach tour operators, tourist destinations, attractions and industry suppliers.
Commercial director John Johnson collected the award with his team from TV personality Carol Vorderman in front of more than 400 tourism industry professionals.
Mr Johnson said: “We were up against some fantastic businesses so we were really thrilled and extremely proud to win this top award.
“Our success is a testament to the amazing team we have at Johnsons and their commitment to provide the best possible experience for everyone who steps on board our coaches.
“The coach tourism industry is becoming ever more sophisticated, and customers have high expectations; so we are delighted that the quality and variety of our holiday and excursion products have been recognized by our industry peers.”
For the coach operator large fleet category, the judges were looking for a company with more than 15 tour coaches that demonstrated a commitment to quality, innovation and training, and had an excellent industry reputation, but also examples of how it had developed over the last year.
Johnsons Coach Travel is a family firm celebrating their 110th anniversary this year. It specializes in providing coach holidays and day trips and provides coaches for private hire to businesses, groups, schools, clubs and private individuals.