VisitEngland Awards for Excellence
What is it?
The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence provide an opportunity for all tourism businesses and attractions in England to gain recognition for excellent service.
Now in their 30th year, the Awards celebrate the very best in English tourism, championing excellence in best practice and customer service.
Go to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence website for more information.
Cream of England’s tourism industry announced at VisitEngland’s annual Awards for Excellence
VisitEngland has revealed the cream of England’s tourism industry, announcing the winners of its Awards for Excellence for 2018.
The 21 winners were announced on St George’s Day at an event hosted by Kirstie Allsopp at the Bath Assembly Rooms. VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said:
“These awards shine a spotlight on our fantastic tourism industry, with the winners showcasing the quality, innovation and excellence on offer throughout the country.
“From an outstanding boutique hotel in the Dales to a guided tour of York’s chocolate-making history, from pine holiday lodges on the sandy beaches of Cornwall to a quintessentially English country-pub in Hertfordshire, these winners provide outstanding and truly memorable visitor experiences.”
Jamie O’Reilly, Red Funnel Ferries, Isle of White
The Tourism Superstar competition, run with the Daily Mirror, was this year won by Jim Reilly, a customer service adviser with Red Funnel Ferries.
Travel Article of the Year
Richard Mellor, The Guardian, for Party in the Sea – Between the Isles of Scilly
Richard Mellor is the winner of the Travel Article of the Year 2018 award for his piece in The Guardian titled Party in the Sea – Between the Isles of Scilly. This citation recognises the important contribution of the media in shaping domestic tourism.
Outstanding Contribution to Tourism
Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism in recognition of the powerful draw the royal palaces have on domestic and international visitors.
2019 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Event Sponsors
Each year our sponsors help make the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence a shining success.
If you would like to be associated with the most prestigious awards in English tourism please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7578 1440 to discuss the opportunity.
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Hotels & More
Hotels & More is a leading inbound tour operator for the UK and Ireland, providing a wide range of services for groups, small groups and individual travellers. As a member of Tour Partner Group, a collection of specialised destination management companies and travel experts, they can create bespoke and authentic multi-destination itineraries covering the UK, Ireland, Nordics and Baltics from a single point of contact.
Hotels & More is thrilled to be an event sponsor of this year’s VistEngland Awards for Excellence which recognises the best in the business and plays a key role in showcasing the range of high quality tourism services and experiences on offer.