Entries open for Tourism Awards

THE prestigious Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards, sponsored by TicketQuarter, are back – and entries are now open.

The event, which celebrates the region’s best tourism businesses and individuals, is urging all award hopefuls to submit their entries.

Now into its third decade, more than 500 people are expected to attend the black-tie event – taking place on Thursday 24 May 2018 at St George’s Hall, which once again is expected to be a sell-out.

The 16 categories cover the whole industry and include: Hotel of the Year, Entertainment Venue of the Year, Excellence in Business Tourism and Tourism Star.

Peter Sandman, Head of Visitor Economy for the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said: “Over the years these awards have built a strong reputation for rewarding and celebrating the cream of the crop from our impressive tourism sector. This event provides the perfect setting to acknowledge not only industry excellence but also recognise the major role the sector has on the region’s economy.

“With entries now being open, I would strongly encourage all businesses to take a look at the application form and get their entries in early. “

Organiser Cathryn O’Grady from Eventful Events said: “Entries for the Tourism Awards grow year on year and by opening the application process earlier we hope to engage further with the vast array of visitor economy businesses the City Region has to offer.’’

The 16 categories are:

  • Hotel of the Year
  • Guest Accommodation / B & B of the Year
  • Serviced Apartment of the Year
  • Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
  • Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
  • Taste Liverpool
  • Small Tourism Event of the Year
  • Large Tourism Event of the Year
  • Tourism Experience of the Year
  • Bar/Pub of the Year
  • Excellence in Business Tourism
  • Entertainment Venue of the Year
  • Independent Tourism Business of the Year
  • Best Newcomer to the Visitor Economy
  • Tourism Star
  • Tourism Young Person

The deadline for entries is Friday 12th January 2018.

Further details, and an entry form are available from: www.lcrtourismawards.com

Or by contacting the organisers, Eventful, on: 0844 809 4399 or email: tourismawards@eventfulonline.com

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for this year’s event, call  0844 809 4399 for more details