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Visit York Tourism Awards 2016 │ Showcasing York's Tourism Industry

Visit York Tourism Awards - Why Enter?

Five great reasons to enter the Visit York Tourism Awards


Your chance to be different

Winning or even being nominated for a Visit York Tourism Award offers the chance for you to differentiate your business against your competitors. This endorsement could be the difference between winning or losing business you are pitching for.

Great PR

Winning an award can increase media exposure for your business, through local, regional and national media and through online links increasing search engine optimisation.

Using the award logo on your website and in your marketing will also encourage more customers to choose you. All finalists will be given the Visit York Tourism Awards logo to use on marketing materials.

Motivate your staff

Winning or entering an award really helps motivate your team, providing role models for good practice and helps create a winning culture.

Build your reputation

Winning an Award can help enhance the reputation of your business. As a winner of the Visit York Tourism Awards you will also be automatically shortlisted for the prestigious White Rose Awards

It is an entirely positive experience

Entering the Visit York Tourism Awards offers an opportunity for you and your team to celebrate the fantastic things you have achieved.

 

 

Winners of the Visit York Tourism Awards 2016:


Bed & Breakfast of the Year
– Sponsored by Little Hotelier
Winner: The Bloomsbury

Finalists:
No. 21 York
Bracken Lodge


Café/Tearoom of the Year – Sponsored by Booker York – The People’s Choice Award

Winner: El Piano

Finalists:
Balloon Tree Café
Café No.8
Cakes d'Licious
Countess of York - at the National Railway Museum
Licc - Luxury Ice Cream Co.
The Farm Shop and Café, Wigginton
The Red House Café


Caravan Park or Holiday Village of the Year– Sponsored by Lloyds Bank

Winner: Robin Hood Caravan Park

Finalists:
Forest Holidays Cropton
Naburn Lock Caravan Park


Conference Venue of the Year– Sponsored by Saville Audio Visual

Winner: The Royal York Hotel

Finalists:
Bedern Hall
York Racecourse


Family Friendly Experience of the Year– Sponsored by P&O Ferries

Winner: York Maze

Finalists:
Go Ape - Dalby Forest
The Railway Children - York Theatre Royal at the National Railway Museum


Hotel of the Year– Sponsored by Streamline Taxis

Winner: The Royal York Hotel

Finalists:
Feversham Arms Hotel
Grays Court
Hotel Indigo
Middlethorpe Hall Hotel & Spa
Monkbar Hotel


Outstanding Customer Service Award – Sponsored by HIT Training

Winner: Stevie-Jo Todd, York Marriott Hotel

Highly Commended:
Jordi Vaca, The Grand Hotel & Spa

Finalists:
Rebecca Palmer-Bunting, Robin Hood Caravan Park
Wendy Redfern, York Science Park


Pub/Bar of the Year– Sponsored by Webmart

Winner: Walmgate Ale House

Finalists:
The Golden Fleece
Shambles Tavern


Restaurant of the Year– Sponsored by Morrell Middleton Accountants

Winner: The Whippet Inn

Highly Commended:
The Rattle Owl

Finalists:
Middlethorpe Hall Hotel & Spa
Refectory Kitchen and Terrace - at the Royal York Hotel
The Star Inn the City


Self-Catering Venue of the Year – Sponsored by Be Independent

Winner: Lendal Tower

Finalists:
York Hop Store
The Riverside, York


Shopping Experience of the Year– Sponsored by Fulprint

Winner: Il Gusto

Finalists:
Pandora
The Cast Iron Bath Company


Visitor Attraction of the Year (Over 50,000 Visitors) – Sponsored by F.R. Fowler & Son

Winner: York Art Gallery

Finalists:
York's Chocolate Story
YorkBoat


Visitor Attraction of the Year (Under 50,000 Visitors) – Sponsored by York North Yorkshire East Riding Enterprise Partnership

Winner: Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Finalists:
York Cold War Bunker
York Cycling Tours


Visitor Experience of the Year– Sponsored by York Data Services

Winner: HallowScream at York Maze

Finalists:
Kaboom at Castle Howard
York Maze
York Theatre Royal


York Tourism Ambassador– Sponsored by Veeno, The Italian Wine Café

Flying Scotsman


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