Tourism awards recognise area’s main companies as finalists introduced

Tourism awards recognise area’s main companies as finalists introduced

The finalists for the East of England Tourism Awards 2021-2022 have been introduced – and what a troublesome job it was for our judges!  
As organisers of the awards, Archant is delighted to recognise the excellent efforts and achievements inside the tourism and hospitality trade – see the complete record of finalists under.  
Tourism is a crucial a part of the area’s financial system, attracting 140 million day trippers a yr and near 10 million staying visits, and immediately using round 240,000 folks. And on this period of staycations, we’re extremely fortunate to have so many great locations to find proper on our doorsteps.  Alongside the excellent locations within the Broads, our seashores and our countryside are the lodges, eating places, pubs, cafes, campsites, points of interest and extra, which contribute to creating these areas such great locations to go to and keep.   The awards shall be extra poignant than ever following the numerous challenges confronted in the course of the pandemic. It’s a testomony to the resilience of the trade that organisations had been in a position to overcome these challenges by diversifying their enterprise fashions and being modern and inventive of their pondering.   This yr’s reinvigorated awards are dropped at you in affiliation with Go to East of England, and have been made attainable by a variety of sponsors, led by our headline accomplice, Hoseasons. 

Andy Wooden OBE, chairman of Go to East of England
– Credit score: Adnams

Andy Wooden OBE, chairman of Go to East of England, applauds the braveness, enterprise and creativity of our tourism and hospitality companies as we progress to the finalists stage of the East of England Tourism Awards 2021-2022. “Because the nation learns to stay with Covid, the tourism and hospitality trade is trying ahead to being totally open to welcome guests and company in 2022,” stated Mr Wooden. 
“For the area’s largest trade and largest employer, it’s vital that we get well as shortly as attainable and get again to pre-Covid ranges the place we had been having fun with vital progress throughout the area for the very best a part of a decade.  “The laborious work put in by companies and employees to maintain the sector working has been distinctive. We fortunately put a smile on our faces for our prospects, and there’s definitely extra purpose to smile in 2022. That’s why it’s vital that we champion and have fun our customer financial system – and that’s what the East of England Tourism Awards are all about.” Tourism companies working throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire had been invited to enter the 15 classes, and the judges have chosen 4 to 5 finalists in every.  

The East of England Tourism Awards 2021-22 occasion will as soon as once more be hosted by David Whiteley
– Credit score: Matt Brasnett – I Do Pictures

A glittering black-tie occasion will happen at Imperial Warfare Museum Duxford on Thursday, February 24, 2022, marking the celebration of those that have grappled with a yr of change, problem and new alternatives. The occasion shall be hosted by David Whiteley and can increase cash for the Ronald McDonald Home Charities UK.The winners and high two extremely counseled companies in every VisitEngland-aligned class will even go on to the finals of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, with the potential to triumph as the very best within the nation. 

The Ronald McDonald Home Charities UK can accommodate 426 households an evening, permitting them to be as shut as attainable to youngsters present process remedy in hospital
– Credit score: Ronald McDonald Home Charities UK

And the finalists are:  B&B and Visitor Home of the 12 months – sponsored by Tiptree  Alma Inn and Eating Rooms Argyll Home Mattress and Breakfast Downham Corridor Suenos Guesthouse Tenting, Glamping, Vacation Park and Self Catering Lodging of the 12 months – sponsored by Glamp and Tipple Hippersons Boatyard Secret Meadows Wild with Nature Wolterton Park Buyer Excellence Award – sponsored by Swiss Camplings  Barnham Broom Hippersons Boatyard Outdated Corridor Nation Breaks Potters Resorts Saffron Walden Vacationer Data Centre Moral, Accountable and Sustainable Tourism Award – sponsored by Biffa Uncover Ramsey NOMAD Sea Kayaking Wild With Nature Woodland Vacation Parks Expertise of the 12 months – sponsored by insight6 Brightlingsea Lido Cambridge Classic Excursions Mersea Island Watersports Premier Crusing Sunnyfields Honey & Dwelling Massive Resort of the 12 months – sponsored by Ensors Salthouse Harbour Resort Seckford Corridor Resort & Spa The Maids Head Resort Ufford Park Resort, Golf & Spa Wivenhoe Home Resort Massive Customer Attraction of the 12 months – sponsored by knp  Audley Finish Miniature Railway Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park Pensthorpe Pure Park  RHS Backyard Hyde Corridor ZSEA Banham Zoo Advertising and marketing Marketing campaign of the 12 months – sponsored by Pear Out Of Dwelling Better of Suffolk Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park Pensthorpe Pure Park Potters Resorts ROARR! Dinosaur Journey  New Tourism Enterprise of the 12 months – sponsored by Larking Gowen Seashore Road Felixstowe LandyCampers Outdated Buckenham Nation Park Rayne Heritage Watatunga Wildlife Reserve Pub of the 12 months – sponsored by everard cole  Alma Inn and Eating Rooms The Angel at Watlington Kings Head Bawburgh The Weeping Willow The Lion at Thurne Resilience and Innovation Award – sponsored by Howes Percival  Audley Finish Miniature Railway Chestnut Potters Resorts Richardson’s Leisure Wroxham Barns Small Resort of the 12 months – sponsored by John Doe of Diss The Meeting Home The Crown Hintlesham Corridor Resort The Hog Resort The Norfolk Mead Small Customer Attraction of the 12 months – sponsored by Norfolk & Suffolk Vacationer Points of interest  English Spirit Distillery Hippersons Boatyard Rayleigh City Museum Shepreth Wildlife Park Watatunga Wildlife Reserve Style of East of England Award – sponsored by Adnams  Alma Inn and Eating Rooms Pig & Whistle Restaurant The English Whisky Co. The Lion Brasserie The Maids Head Resort 

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