Warwickshire County Council proud to sponsor the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism Awards 2016

Warwickshire County Council is proud to announce it will be one of the key sponsors for the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism Awards 2016, which are now open for nominations.1464682964

This will be the second year running that Warwickshire County Council has been involved in sponsoring the event, which celebrates Coventry and Warwickshire’s rising popularity as a tourist destination. The full-list of 16 categories has recently been announced, and include: Visitor Attraction of the year; Tourism Event/Experience of the Year; Best Restaurant; and the History and Heritage Award.

Winners in each category will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Thursday 22nd September at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Warwickshire County Council is sponsoring the Cultural Champion of the Year award, which is a special award, not open to public voting and decided by the judging panel.

Steve Orchard CEO from Quidem, owners of six local radio stations and the organisers of the awards said:

“We are delighted once again to be shining a big spotlight on the individuals, organisations and visitor attractions which make Coventry and Warwickshire great places to visit.

“The local area is packed full of marvellous visitor attractions and world class tourism assets and we are going to celebrate them in style. Along with partners CWLEP, Coventry City Culture Trust, Shakespeare’s England and Warwickshire County Council we’re ready to blow this region’s trumpet.”

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, said:

“Warwickshire County Council is delighted and incredibly proud to be a key sponsor of the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism Awards for the second year running. These awards are hugely significant for our region, which boasts a huge amount of world class attractions and areas of stunning natural beauty for visitors to the area and locals alike to enjoy.”

Cllr June Tandy, Leader of Warwickshire’s Labour Group, added:

“2016 has already been a fantastic year for tourism in Warwickshire seeing the Aviva Women’s Tour wind its way through much of our beautiful countryside and many of our historic towns and also the accolade of being voted in the top 10 of European Tourist destinations by Lonely Planet Travel Guides. We hope to see lots of these awards going to some of the many and varied attractions within the county. I wish all entrants the very best.”

You can find out more about the awards and enter to win here: http://www.tourismandcultureawards.co.uk/

All entries must be made before the closing date on 29th July.

Find out more about heritage, culture and tourism on the Warwickshire Web: http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/