Monday, 21 November 2011

EDP Tourism in Norfolk Awards - The Winners

Congratulations to all the winners in the seventh EDP Tourism in Norfolk Awards sponsored by The Hoseasons Group on Friday, November 18 at Holiday in Norwich North

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham in the Broads led the way at the, securing Best Broads Holiday Experience and Best Visitor Attraction (under 50,000 visitors). Martin Goymour of Banham Zoo won the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism accolade and The Blakeney Hotel secured Best Hotel for the second year running.

The Winners

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Martin Goymour Banham Zoo

Best Visitor Attraction (over 50,000 visitors) BeWILDerwood

Best Visitor Attraction (under 50,000 visitors) Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Best bed & Breakfast Dairy Barns Hickling

Best Caravan or Holiday Park Clippesby Hall

Best Hotel The Blakeney Hotel

Best Self-Catering Partridge Barn, Wheatacre Hall Barns

Best Visitor Information North Norfolk Information Centre Cromer

Sustainable Tourism Kelling Heath Holiday Park Weybourne

Best Broads Holiday Experience Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Customer Care Potters Leisure Resort Hopton on Sea

Business Impact Thursford Christmas Spectacular  

Best Marketing Initiative Merrivale Model Village Great Yarmouth

Lydia Smith Director Norfolk Tourism said: “Congratulations to the all the winners in the seventh EDP Tourism in Norfolk awards, particularly Martin Goymour who is well known for his work at Banham Zoo and Africa Alive! and more recently the Dinosaur Adventure Park. Norfolk’s tourism industry is very buoyant as we look forward to 2012 with The Diamond Jubilee and London 2012. Norfolk is proud to be a Royal county with HM The Queen’s Sandringham Estate located near King’s Lynn. We are also well positioned to capitalise on the opportunities presented by London 2012 with our direct rail service from Norwich to Stratford and the Olympic Park.”

Peter Waters, Editor Eastern Daily Press (EDP) said: "The EDP Tourism in Norfolk awards are our opportunity to applaud this vital local business sector for the huge contribution it makes to Norfolk life and the county’s prosperity. The evening is also a celebration of our tourism industry, its endeavours and triumphs, and we are thrilled that we are able to highlight and showcase the people and businesses doing so much to ensure we have the best tourism offering of any county in the country."