The East of England Tourism Awards is an opportunity to recognise, celebrate and support those businesses and individuals from across the East of England that have shown resilience, imagination and growth within a sector which is close to all of our hearts and lives.
The cream of tourism businesses in the East were celebrated at the annual East of England Tourism Awards on Thursday 24 February.
The awards, hosted by Archant and for the first time ever worked in association with Visit East of England drew together Tourism businesses operating across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
Hosting the glittering evening event in the impressive surroundings of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford was David Whiteley, co-presenter of the ITV News Anglia, with the drinks reception proudly sponsored by Paul Robinson Partnership.
The Outstanding Contribution Award was presented to Alan Carr, the Great Yarmouth veteran tourism champion whose work was a major factor in the economic regeneration of the town and wider area. He was celebrated for his work in promoting tourism and being the driving force behind major events such as the first Great Yarmouth Air Show, leading the area’s Maritime Festival for about 20 years and the regeneration of the Great Yarmouth seafront.
The winners of the Visit England categories along with the highly commended businesses in those categories will now go forward to the National Awards taking place in June.
None of this would be made possible without the support of a range of sponsors, led by our headline partner Hoseasons. We would also like to thank Visit Cambridge, Visit Essex, Visit Norfolk and Visit Suffolk for their support of the awards.
The East of England Tourism Awards is a gathering of the very communities, the businesses, the people, that help to put our counties on the map, and we extend our thanks to all who have made this award programme possible.
More details of the 2022 Campaign will follow shortly.
After the last year of a pandemic, lockdowns and a torrid time for the region’s largest industry and biggest employer, our visitor economy needs to be championed and celebrated again – and that’s what the East of England Tourism Awards are all about.
There are two very exciting changes to this year’s tourism awards. Firstly, they are bigger than ever – encompassing businesses across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. And secondly, we are now fully-aligned with the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, which means that all our winners will go forward to the national finals and potentially triumph as the best in the country.
If ever we needed to come together, then now is the time. And these awards are the perfect chance to do that.
As the only dedicated awards agency in the East of England, the team at Reflection PR Awards has significant experience of writing compelling award entries for businesses within the tourism sector.
If you are short of time or looking for a fresh perspective to ensure your business story stands out, contact Reflection PR Awards for honest advice and support throughout your entire awards journey.
Based in Norwich, the team are passionate about raising the profile of travel and tourism with the region and showcasing what businesses have to offer.
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