Cornwall observed this year’s tourism awards through dazzling night ceremony

Published on : Tuesday, November 7, 2017

indexIn Newquay recently, an evening of celebrations took place as businesses from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly assembled together to give away this year’s tourism awards.


After evaluating evidence for six rigorous months and 131 judging, visits the champions of the 2017 Cornwall Tourism Awards. Currently, now in its sixteenth year, the awards were announced in style.


The award show for this year witnessed over 180 entries in 26 different categories, with a new addition for Guided Tours. All showed how important they all were for Cornwall’s esteemed reputation.


To quote Robin Barker, awards organizer, “these awards are not about being good. They are about excellence in what is one of the world’s largest, fastest growing and most innovative industries. To be a winner in a destination with the standing of Cornwall is something winners should take great pride in.”


Helen Glover, Penzance’s Olympic rowing superstar was in attendance at the esteemed ceremony on November 2nd, Thursday.


Awards organisers explained that the evening got illuminated by an exhilarating presentation from the Gold medal winner and record holder who ran, swam, played tennis along with hockey for Cornwall before turning out to be a two-time Olympic champion.


On the night, Screech Owl Sanctuary received prestigious Winner of Winners trophy along with Golds for Small Attraction and Silver for Access & Inclusivity as top winners. There was also an Outstanding Contribution award to Mother Ivey’s Bay’s Patrick Langmaid in regards to commitment to investment, accessibility, sustainability and staff rewards.


While talking after the ceremony, Mark Warnes, Hoseasons property and portfolio director, said: “We want to congratulate every one of our award winners and finalists.”


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