Get Behind Your Favourite Staffordshire Visitor Attractions
Brand new 'Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards' encourage people to nominate their favourite visitor attractions and tourism pub.
With less than a month to go before entries close Enjoy Staffordshire is calling on people living in and visiting Staffordshire to get behind the first ever tourism awards hosted by the county.
Graeme Whitehead, Staffordshire County Council's Tourism Manager said: "The people's choice awards for Visitor Attraction or Tourist Pub will recognise and celebrate the very best of the Staffordshire tourism industry. The awards will promote excellence across the wealth of attractions on offer in the county and we are calling on every person living in or visiting Staffordshire to help choose the winners by nominating their favourite Attraction or pub in Staffordshire."
Staffordshire currently plays host to over 70 visitor attractions from large theme parks to country estates to working farms, offering a great choice and range of activities for all the family and every interest. The county also has a strong food offer with its range of pubs all catering to every discerning foodie's tastes and promoting the best that Staffordshire has to offer.
To nominate your favourite attraction or pub of the year, people are being encouraged to log onto www.enjoystaffordshire.com/ awards.
All nominated places for the people's choice awards must be geographically located within the Staffordshire county boundaries and nominees will also be able to give reasons for their choice of nomination.
All completed successful submissions received by midnight on Saturday 31st August 2013 will be eligible for consideration. Only one submission per person will be considered, multiple submissions will be disqualified.
The awards are also made up of 11 other categories, ranging from 'Large Hotel of the Year' and 'Tourism Experience of the Year' to 'Guest Accommodation of the Year'. Tourism businesses in the county also have the opportunity to apply for these remaining categories and if they win they will automatically be entered into the national Visit England Tourism Awards.
Businesses wishing to enter can download application forms at www.enjoystaffordshire.com/trade/Tourism-Awards.
Mark Kerrigan, Chair of Destination Staffordshire, and Alton Towers Resort's Operations and Development Director, said: "Tourism, and the benefits that it brings to our county, are of utmost importance to Staffordshire. It is fast becoming one of the biggest economic contributors to the region, and it is fantastic that our top attractions can be celebrated in this manner."