What is your favorite business or tourist attraction?
Have you discovered an attraction, pub, hotel or other tourism business that you want to let the world know about? here is your chance
The East of England Tourism Awards 2022-2023 are open for nominations and all set to be bigger and better than ever, recognizing and celebrating the best of our region’s vibrant tourism sector.
The ability to get away and relax is so important to so many of us, and luckily we have everything we need right on our doorstep.
Whether you were impressed on a visit to a local attraction, hotel or pub, or you’re a business wanting to shout about all the great things you’ve done over the year Last, the East of England Tourism Awards are the perfect opportunity to share your experiences.
Tourism businesses operating in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire are invited to participate in one of our award categories, with entries closing at midnight on Sunday 2 October. Shortlisted finalists will go through a judging process, which may include a site visit, before being announced in February 2023. A glittering black tie event will then take place in March 2023.
This year’s awards are brought to you in association with Visit East of England and are also fully aligned with the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, meaning the top three finishers in each category will qualify for the National Final and potentially triumph as the best in the world. country.
The awards were made possible by a range of sponsors, led by our lead partner, Hoseasons.
Dan Cook, Account Director at Awaze UK, parent company of Hoseasons, said: “The East of England Tourism Awards are back – and this time they really are bigger and better than ever.
“We have supported these awards for over a decade now and in recent years we have seen them grow from smaller events in one county to last year’s fabulous celebration of regional tourism in four counties.
“East Anglia has been the proud home of Hoseasons since our founder Wally Hoseason started selling boat trips from a small base on Oulton Broad in the 1940s. Our history and growth is firmly rooted in this part of the UK and while we’re clear on what it has to offer, it seems the general UK holidaying public still loves it just as much.
“Yes, good weather makes a difference, and yes, the continued chaos at airports is making people think twice about going overseas, but it’s the hard work of businesses in our region that ensures that vacationers who choose a vacation end up visiting us rather than anywhere else.
“We hope to see many nominations and entries submitted for this year’s awards and wish tourism businesses in the East of England all the best!”
“Norfolk has accommodations and attractions to suit all budgets and holiday styles, rewarding a wide range of outstanding applicants for their efforts. The past few years have seen many ups and downs across the county, but our businesses have shown tremendous positivity and resilience in the face of adversity,” says Laura Munnings, Business Development Manager, Visit Norfolk, Visit Suffolk and Visit East of England.
“The East of England Tourism Awards give this recognition across the region and the chance to be celebrated nationally.”
Nominations can be submitted on the awards website tourismawards.co.uk
Our award categories:
Outstanding Contribution to Tourism – sponsored by Hoseasons
Independent Accommodation of the Year – sponsored bycottages.com
Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year – sponsored by Next Phase Leisure
Experience of the year – sponsored by insight6
Grand Hotel of the Year – sponsored by Ensors Experts Comptables
New Tourism Business of the Year – sponsored by Swiss Campinglings
Ad of the Year – sponsored by Everard Cole
Small Hotel of the Year – sponsored by John Doe Carpets & Furniture
Small Tourist Attraction of the Year – sponsored by Norfolk & Suffolk Tourist Attractions
Taste of East of England Award – sponsored by Adnams
Great Tourist Attraction of the Year – sponsored by Howes Percival
B&B and Guesthouse of the Year
Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award
Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award
cottages.com is the UK’s leading provider of luxury holiday homes and homes and offers over 21,000 homes across the UK. From coastal retreats to country castles, cottages.com helps over 1.4 million guests and over 167,000 pets find their perfect getaway every year.
In addition to the preparation of accounts and the year-end audit, Ensors accountants also provide many other services, including tax planning, maximizing depreciation, seeking refinancing and preparing forecasts, fraud analyzes and accounting assistance.
Everard Cole is a commercial real estate consultancy specializing in the licensing, leisure and hospitality industry. He provides professional advice in all areas of commercial property and has extensive knowledge and a detailed understanding of local markets throughout East Anglia.
Hoseasons are one of the UK’s leading independent accommodation specialists, with over 40,000 properties in Britain. From lodges and parks to boats, chalets and apartments, Hoseasons welcomes over 1.8 million holidaymakers every year.
Insight6 works across tourism, providing comprehensive insight that creates huge efficiencies in the research process. It enables SMART decision making by using real data and stories to shape and create fantastic experiences for customers and employees, building loyalty and engagement.
John Doe rugs and furniture
From rugs, light fixtures and sofas to curtains, dining sets and beds, John Doe has all your household needs under one roof. Although the store has grown over the years, John Doe has been careful to maintain the impression that customers have come to know and love the family-run, high street store.
Recreation of the next phase
Next Phase Leisure is a professional consultancy services company operating in the holiday park industry. It offers tailor-made services to independent Holiday Parks to help them improve and optimize their performance.
Swiss Camplings provides specialist laundry, linen rental and workwear services primarily to the hospitality market. Swiss also offers a dry cleaning service for businesses through a partnership with third parties.
Howes Percival is a leading commercial law firm offering a wide range of legal expertise, ranging from corporate, employment, litigation and property to estate planning and family law. He has extensive experience in advising clients working across the leisure and tourism sector.
Tourist Attractions in Norfolk and Suffolk
The NSTA focuses solely on promoting and representing tourist attractions through its membership and marketing activities. The NSTA produces the Great Days Out in Norfolk and Suffolk booklet and helps make the attractions a “must visit” for locals, day-trippers and holidaymakers.
Adnams is a fiercely independent brewer who first set up shop in Southwold, England in 1872. It is also a distiller, wine merchant, retailer, publican and hotelier, proud of its achievements and of his heritage. Adnams reputation is everything, and it proudly supports communities and causes that make a positive difference.