VisitEngland has announced that this year’s VisitEngland Awards for Excellence will be held at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter on 7 June.
The national awards will see finalists recognised as Gold, Silver and Bronze winners across 16 core categories.
Categories include the ‘Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award’, the ‘Resilience and Innovation Award,’ the ‘Taste of England Award’, and the ‘Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award’.
In addition to the 16 core categories, four special awards are also being presented including an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award’, a ‘Travel Content Award’, the ‘Tourism Superstar Award’ and a ‘TXGB Trailblazer Award’.
The three national finalists for each category will be announced following a rigorous judging process by hand-picked tourism industry experts in the coming weeks.
VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said:
“It’s wonderful to be announcing this exceptional venue in Hertfordshire, one of the jewels in the crown of England’s home counties, as the location of our 33rd VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.
“The annual awards recognise the very best of England’s tourism industry, showcasing the outstanding businesses, products and experiences for visitors right across the country.
“They also highlight the creativity and innovation thriving across England’s tourism industry and acknowledge the people and businesses that work so hard to deliver world-class experiences.”
Deirdre Wells OBE, CEO Visit Herts said:
“It is fitting that we should be celebrating the best of the English tourism industry in an attraction that consistently tops the polls for visitors from home and abroad.
“As the county which is fast becoming the UK’s Hollywood, we are delighted to be hosting England’s tourism ‘Oscars’ at the site of one of our greatest screen exports.
“We hope our guests have a magical evening!”
There were more than 350 entries to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023 comprising local and regional winners from the 16 aligned competitions.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club is the headline sponsor of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023 as well as sponsoring the ‘Experience of the Year’ category.
Barclays is announced as the sponsor of the ‘Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award’ and Sykes Holiday Cottages is sponsoring the ‘Self Catering Accommodation of the Year’ category.
For more information, visit www.visitenglandawards.org.
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