Lancashire Tourism Awards opens for entries

By Tim Aldred

06 Jun 2023

LTA22 Winners

Marketing Lancashire has confirmed that nominations are now open for the next Lancashire Tourism Awards.

Tourism and hospitality businesses across Lancashire are now invited to apply and with 24 categories available, ranging from Large Hotel to Small Visitor Attraction, Pub of the Year to the Accessible Tourism Award.

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 16 July, with the finalists announced by the end of that month.

Through the remainder of the summer many of the finalists will be visited by professional mystery shoppers who will provide useful insights for the panel of specially selected industry judges, before the finalists have face-to-face interviews with those judges in November.

The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 ceremony, announcing all the winners, will take place at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Tuesday 6 February 2024.

Most of the winners of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 will have the chance to progress to the national Visit England Excellence Awards in 2024.

Brickhouse Farm Cottages, located in Poulton-Le-Fylde, was the winner of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award and is now one of just 3 finalists in the national Visit England Excellence Awards.

They will find out whether they have won Gold, Silver or Bronze on Wednesday 7 June 2023, at a ceremony being held in London.

Vikki Harris, director of marketing and partnerships at Marketing Lancashire said:  “As we develop our role as Lancashire’s destination management organisation within Lancashire County Council, we remain committed to being the most passionate champions of the county’s tourism and hospitality sector and to recognising the contribution these businesses make to the local economy through our annual Lancashire Tourism Awards. 

“We are so proud of the achievements and the resilience of our industry colleagues, emerging from a difficult period for the sector and so grateful to the many institutions, organisation and suppliers that have already agreed to support this year’s awards.  Lancashire is pulling together like never before, allowing the county to shine ever more brightly.”

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