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Visit York Tourism Awards 2014

Register to Win

Make sure your business is in the running for the Visit York Tourism Awards 2014 by registering your interest here.

You will receive all Tourism Awards communications including deadlines, hints and tips and much more.

Simply fill in the form and take your first step on the road to victory!

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Categories To Enter

Hotel of the Year

Open to all hotels ranging from international chains to small independents.

Self Catering/Caravan Park of the Year

Open to all self catering accommodation including camping sites, caravan parks and lodges.

Conference Venue of the Year

Open to all venues where a significant part of business is conferences eg hotels, attractions, conference centres

Shopping Experience of the Year

Open to all retail businesses ranging from large national and international retailers to small, quirky or unusual retail outlets.

Visitor Attraction of the Year Large

Open to all visitor attractions over 50,000 visitors

Visitor Attraction of the Year Small

Open to all visitor attractions under 50,000 visitors

Tourism Website of the Year

Open to businesses from all sectors of the tourism industry and visitor economy.

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Open to individuals and teams employed in all sectors of the tourism industry eg shops, restaurants, accommodation providers, attractions, tour guides, suppliers and service providers.

Restaurant of the Year

Open to all restaurants including those within hotels.

Café/Tearoom of the Year

Open to all cafes and tearooms and delicatessens offering an ‘eat in’ option.

Pub/Bar of the Year

Open to all pubs and bars.

Visitor Experience of the Year

Open to businesses not easily definable under the heading of Visitor Attraction including walks, tours, cruises, festivals and events

York Ambassador

This award recognises an individual who consistently goes out of his or her way to ensure visitors have a memorable time in York and leave wanting to revisit. Last year’s winner was Damian Cruden, Artistic Director at York Theatre Royal and other previous winners have included Sister Agatha, Berwick Kaler and the Archbishop of York. Our current Tourism Ambassador title is with Damian Cruden, Artistic Director, York Theatre Royal.

Click on the category above for full information including the criteria and entry forms.


Best B&B – The People’s Choice Award

Deadline for entries: 24 March 2014. The Top Five ’B&B of the Year’ nominees will be listed on mid March and visitors to the website will then be asked to vote for their ultimate favourite. The winner will be announced at a glittering Awards ceremony on Thursday 8 May.