Norfolk’s tourism businesses won nine awards out of the 15 awards available at the 2010 East of England Tourism Enjoy England Awards for Excellence staged at the National Trust’s Ickworth House on Thursday, November 4.
Kelling Heath www.kellingheath.co.uk led the way with an outstanding three awards – best caravan/holiday village, sustainable tourism award and best tourism experience of the year for its star party event.
Businesses in the Broads won four awards: Philip Search, Broad House Hotel, Wroxham, outstanding customer care category www.broadhousehotel.co.uk, Dairy Barns Hickling www.dairybarns.co.uk, B&B/guest accommodation of the year, East View Farm Holiday Cottages, Ashmanhaugh www.eastviewfarm.co.uk, self-catering holiday of the year and Wroxham Barns www.wroxhambarns.co.uk, Taste of England.
Titchwell Manor www.titchwellmanor.com on the North Norfolk coast won best small hotel and Norfolk Cottages at Gissing www.animalrehab.co.uk/norfolkcottages/home.htm won the access for all accolade.
The awards celebrate the best of English tourism - and are known throughout the industry as the ‘Oscars’ of tourism. Regional winners go forward to the national awards next spring.
Lydia Smith, Director Norfolk Tourism said: “This is a wonderful result for Norfolk’s tourism industry. Congratulations to Kelling Heath on its fantastic achievement and all the other winners who are first class ambassadors for the county.”
Ian Russell, Chairman of the Broads Tourism Forum, said: “The Broads Tourism Forum is very proud of our four winners, whose work has been recognised for enhancing the area’s visitor experience. This acknowledges our sustained drive for quality in the Broads.”
For a full list of winners see www.eet.org.uk.