Published on : Friday, October 10, 2014
The finalists in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15, sponsored by Hoseasons, have been announced, edging a diverse group of businesses closer to being named best in Cornwall.
Anticipation is now building for 6 November when the grand Award Ceremony will take place at The Headland Hotel and the businesses will claim Gold, Silver or Bronze across 21 award categories.
The Awards are presented by Visit Cornwall, the Cornwall Development Company tourism service. “To reach the finals in the Cornwall Tourism Awards is a worthy achievement and signifies success in a rigorous judging process which saw the businesses scored, mystery shopped and debated by a panel of industry professionals” comments Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall. “This year was stronger than ever with a record number of entries, up 10% up on last year. It’s great to see many new entrants in the list of finalists as well as former winners who have continued to invest in their staff, services and marketing.”
Councillor Julian German, Portfolio Holder for Economy and Culture, continues: “Cornwall is full of amazing businesses who are continually developing and improving their offering. By recognising and rewarding this, the Awards celebrate and showcase excellence which in turn inspires quality across the industry. I look forward to congratulating all of the winners.”
Paul Hardingham, Strategic Development Director of title sponsors Hoseasons, adds: “Cornwall has always been a prime location for us as a domestic tourism business. That’s why we’re only too happy to demonstrate our commitment to the industry, the area and our local partners by getting behind these awards. We wouldn’t be able to provide the top quality holidays we do for our customers without the support of local businesses.”
The 21 award categories cover everything from hotels and restaurants to activities and tourist information centres, and for the first year include a new access and inclusivity category as well as one for dog-friendly tourism businesses. A Winner of Winners title and special Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award will be presented on the night.
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