The countdown is on to this year’s Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards.
After a challenging and lengthy period for tourism and hospitality, the awards are set to celebrate the very best of Worcestershire leisure businesses who have shown incredible resilience over the past year.
43 shortlisted finalists have been chosen to go forward to the event itself on Friday, March 11, at Stanbrook Abbey where attendees will celebrate all that the county has to offer across 12 awards:
Winners and highly commended will be announced in the following categories:
- Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award
- New Tourism Business of the Year
- Resilience and Innovation Award
- B&B and Guest House of the Year
- Hotel of the Year
- Self Catering Accommodation of the Year
- Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year
- Experience of the Year
- Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
- Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
- Pub of the Year
- Taste of Worcestershire Award
Hosting the glitzy awards evening will be British comedian, Dominic Holland. Dominic is an award-winning professional comedian, awards and conference host, author of seven books (and counting) and has countless TV and Radio appearances; including Have I got News for You and the Royal Variety Performance. He is also best known nowadays for being a father to four boys, including his eldest son, Tom Holland, better known as Spider-Man.
The headline sponsor for this year’s awards is Love To Visit with each category also having its own individual sponsor.
Fed Pereira, CEO of Love To Visit, said, “Lovetovisit.com is thrilled to be honouring the area’s fantastically diverse and vibrant tourism offer by sponsoring the Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards for 2021-22. These awards give us the opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievement and drive of our industry, and within the context of the ongoing pandemic, they also allow us to acknowledge the incredible resilience of Worcestershire businesses. Lovetovisit.com is proud to be involved and we wish all entries the best of luck!”
Councillor Marc Bayliss, cabinet member for economy and skills, said: “I’m thrilled that we’re able to celebrate all that Worcestershire has to offer to the Tourism Industry through a number of categories at this year’s Tourism Awards.
“Our businesses have done a fantastic job of showcasing what Worcestershire is all about throughout the toughest of circumstances in the last couple of years, and it’s great that we are finally able to honour that and really shine a light on their hard work and dedication.”