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Visit York's Tourism Industry Awards

Visit York is proud to have won a multitude of industry awards. This is not only testimony to our magnificent city, but our member tourism businesses that go the extra mile to make the world recognise our achievements.

Please do use York’s awards in your own marketing – we have lots to shout loud and proud about in York.

Summary of York’s Awards Success 

York has topped a new list of friendliest places to live, beating 28 others including Cambridge, Edinburgh and Newcastle.

A survey by health insurance company National Friendly, Coined ‘the Friendly Index’, questioned 3,000 people in the UK about how often they spoke to their neighbours and whether they knew the names of their local postman, policeman and milkman. York was voted friendliest place in the UK to live.

York is in the top ten UK destinations, in the top 100 world destinations and in the top 25 European destinations as voted in the Traveller's Choice Destination awards by Trip Advisor. Winners are determined by a combination of travellers’ favourite places and overall popularity.

Lonely Planet – Top 200 Cities - What do Paris, York and New York have in common with Bled, Slovenia, and Luang Prabang in Laos? All of them appear in Lonely Planet's new "Cities: A Journey Through the Best Cities in the World" , a coffee-table book describing 200 of the world's best cities, as ranked by Lonely Planet's staff and readers. Sitting alongside Rome, San Francisco, Bangkok, Cape Town, Istanbul, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Katmandu, Prague, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, Jerusalem and Montreal, York England is in good company. York is placed 76 out of 200 of the top cities in the world to visit.

To view a full list of industry awards, please download the PDF here

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Coach Tourism and Group Travel awards

European Cities Marketing and Group Leisure Awards

European Excellence and Telegraph Travel awards