Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 open for entries

Marketing Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation, has opened the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 for entries.

The awards, which will take place early next year. There are 21 categories, and winners in most of these categories will then have the chance to represent Lancashire in the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2023.

Rachel McQueen, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: "After the huge impact of the pandemic on our tourism and hospitality businesses, we were beyond thrilled to bring back the Lancashire Tourism Awards in February 2021. There were few destinations in the country that endured and came through such difficult restrictions and challenges, with such determination and creativity.

“We’re just as excited today, with the opening of applications for the Lancashire  Tourism Awards 2022, because next February we get to celebrate and showcase this important sector for Lancashire all over again. With 21 awards that give tourism and hospitality businesses across the county, a chance to shine and to recognise the achievements of their hard-working friends and colleagues.”

To assist first time applicants or those keen to refresh their approach to entering the Lancashire Tourism Awards, an Applications Masterclass is being held on Wednesday 8 June 2022, 10am.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Thursday 30 June with the shortlist of finalists due to be announced week commencing Monday 18 July.

Categories now open for the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 are:

Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award *
Business Events Venue of the Year *
Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park of the Year *
Cultural Venue/Organisation Award
Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award *
Experience of the Year *
Hotel Wedding Venue Award
Lancashire Perfect Stay *
Large Event of the Year
Large Hotel of the Year *
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year *
New Tourism Business of the Year *
Pub of the Year *
Resilience and Innovation Award *
Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year *
Small Tourism Event Award
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year *
Taste Lancashire Award *
Taste Lancashire Producer Award
Unsung Hero Award *
Wedding Venue Award
*categories that progress to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023 for national shortlisting, subject to criteria.

The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 will take place in February 2023. Location and date to follow soon. To keep up to date with all the latest news on Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 follow #LTA22 on Twitter @MarketingLancs.
Sponsors of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 to date include:  DFC, Insight6, Lancashire Business View and Northern Print Distribution.

For sponsorship opportunities and ways to support the only county-wide awards celebrating Lancashire’s tourism and hospitality sector, please contact Maria Moriarty-Eames