Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017
Fourteen awards were handed out by the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Committee at the Coombe Abbey Hotel on Thursday, September 21st. Touch FM and Rugby FM hosted the event. It was supported by Coventry City of Culture Trust, the organization associated with Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture, Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council, Shakespeare’s England and the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.
To quote the spokeswoman Jo Billings, “what we love about the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards is the fact that it attracts some of the biggest names in our region to apply alongside smaller, independent operators – it’s a true celebration of the wonderful cross section of businesses we have in this sector.
“Visitors from all over the world flock to our region and tourism is a key sector, contributing to the area’s local economic growth with a turnover in excess of £1 billion each year.
“Forecasts predict continued annual growth in the coming years – especially with Coventry bidding to be UK City of Culture in 2021 – and this is a great chance to shine a spotlight on all of the great assets we have here.”