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London to hold Tourism Awards to celebrate the city’s hospitality industry

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09 December 2019

Be part of the London Tourism Awards and get the chance to reach the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence – closing date 6th January

London & Partners are running the London Tourism Awards in association with the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. Eligible winners across the 12 categories will automatically be put forward to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence to be held in June 2020.

The awards celebrate businesses that deliver amazing experiences for visitors across London’s tourism, hospitality and events industry. Entries for the awards close on 6 January and eligible businesses can apply at: www.londonandpartners.com/tourismawards

The award categories range from Taste of London Award to Business Events Venue of the year and New Tourism Business Award.

Tracy Halliwell, Director of Tourism at London & Partners, said: “London is one of the world’s leading tourism destinations and we are delighted to shine a light on our fantastic businesses in these prestigious awards. The capital’s tourism sector is incredibly important to the national appeal of the UKUK and it is a fantastic opportunity for these businesses to advance through to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence”

Tourism is a key sector of London’s economy. It employs one in seven of London's workforce and strengthens London’s reputation as an open and welcoming city.

Enter now to be part of the London Tourism Awards 2020! Closing date: 6 January 2020.

Notes to editors

The London Tourism Awards are open to all businesses that are directly involved in tourism. It is possible to apply for more than just one category, but a separate application must be made for each.

Categories:

  1. Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award

Recognises tourism businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences for everyone, particularly those with accessibility requirements, and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

  1. Small Serviced Accommodation of the Year

Recognises small hotels as well as Bed & Breakfast and guest house businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

  1. Large Hotel of the Year

Recognises full-service hotels providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

  1. Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

Recognises self-catering accommodation businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

  1. Visitor Attraction of the Year

Recognises large visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

  1. Pub of the Year

Recognises pubs that make a significant contribution to tourism in their area, with a food and drink offering that includes locally sourced produce. 

  1. Experience of the Year

Recognises providers of truly memorable and immersive activities for visitors to participate in.

  1. New Tourism Business Awards

Recognises high performing new tourism businesses, demonstrating excellent understanding of their market, exceeding the expectations of their customers with clear plans for future development. 

  1. Taste of London Award

Recognises businesses within the tourism industry that offer food, beverage and service innovation and excellence.

  1. Business Events Venue of the Year

Recognises business events venues that demonstrate an excellent understanding of the market, exceeding the expectations of their clients and have a strategic plan for future development within this area, with clear goals.

  1. Ethical, responsible and sustainable Tourism Award

Recognises tourism businesses committed to being sustainable, responsible and ethical in how they operate and interact with customers, the wider community and the environment.

  1. International Tourism Award

Recognises tourism businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences, particularly for international visitors, and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business. 

Prices per entry/category

Each award entry costs £150. Members of our Tourism Membership Programme benefit from free entry for partners and premium members, and a discounted entry of £50 for other members.

Find out more about the London & Partners’ Tourism Membership Programme.

About London & Partners

London & Partners is the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency. Its purpose is to support the Mayor’s priorities by promoting London internationally, as the best city in the world in which to invest, work, study and visit. We do this by devising creative ways to promote London and to amplify the Mayor’s messages, priorities and campaigns to international audiences.  Its mission is to tell London’s story brilliantly to an international audience.

London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. For more information, visit: www.londonandpartners.com

About VisitEngland

As the national tourism agency – a non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), VisitEngland plays a unique role in building England’s tourism product, raising Britain’s profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain’s visitor economy.

Contact

Dharrshy Shanthakumar

Email:pshanthakumar@londonandpartners.com

London & Partners Media & PR Team

Tel:+44 (0)20 7234 5710

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Email:press@londonandpartners.com