Tourism awards fi­nal­ists named

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS -

Sev­eral Bath busi­nesses are among those short­listed for the 2018 Bris­tol, Bath and Som­er­set Tourism Awards. En­tries for the awards, spon­sored by Bris­tol Air­port, broke pre­vi­ous records with a 30 per cent in­crease over the pre­vi­ous year. Along­side the reg­u­lar cat­e­gories of var­i­ous types of ac­com­mo­da­tion and res­tau­rants are two spe­cial awards for The Age UK Som­er­set Age Friendly Tourism Busi­ness and The Bob Smart Learn­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence of the Year. The fi­nal­ists will have to wait un­til the awards cer­e­mony at the Apex Ho­tel, Bath, on Novem­ber 15 to find out whether they will win bronze, sil­ver or gold. Nigel Scott, busi­ness de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor, from Bris­tol Air­port said: “The high num­ber and qual­ity of en­tries shows the strength of the vis­i­tor econ­omy in Bris­tol, Bath and Som­er­set. It also makes the achieve­ment of th­ese fan­tas­tic fi­nal­ists even more spe­cial. It is no sur­prise that thou­sands of over­seas tourists visit the West of Eng­land ev­ery year. We are proud to be the gate­way re­gion for this won­der­ful part of the world.” Awards or­gan­iser Nell Barrington, said she was thrilled at the num­ber of en­tries. She said: “The awards re­ally show­case the di­ver­sity of the tourism of­fer­ing in this area and it is great to give recog­ni­tion to those busi­nesses that truly go above and be­yond to en­sure vis­i­tors have a great time.”

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