A family-run travel firm has triumphed at two awards ceremonies.

Reays Coaches won Holiday Programme of the Year at the British Coach Tourism Awards.

The prestigious awards ceremony brought together hundreds of industry professionals to recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the multi-billion-pound coach tourism sector.

Judges were looking for holiday programmes that demonstrated innovation and creativity, in a brochure that is easy to navigate with clear price points and an easy-to-understand summary of what the tour and price includes.

They recognised Reays for offering something that stood out from the crowd.

The annual awards – the only national awards scheme that specifically focuses on coach tourism – were organised by Diversified Communications UK. The awards host was TV personality Carol Vorderman MBE.

David Maguire, chair of judges and event director of British Coach Tourism Awards said: “Huge congratulations goes to all our winners in this year’s British Coach Tourism Awards.

"Once again, the quality of the entries reflected the quality and importance of the amazing coach tourism sector and the inspiring professionals working in it.

"The awards are a great way to reward them for their hard work and dedication to the UK tourism sector, so it’s an honor to be a part of that. Well done to everyone who took home an award, and a huge thanks to our judges, our partners, and everyone in the industry who supports the event.”

The award followed Reays winning the Transport, Haulage and Logistics category of the Cumbria Family Business Awards earlier this month.

Kerrie Allison, head of sales and marketing at Reays Coaches, said: "To be recognised and celebrated as the Best Cumbrian Family Business and then be subsequently recognised at a national level for our coach holiday programme is an amazing achievement and I'm incredibly proud and thankful to all our team."