Businesses can enter tourism awards 2015

Tourism bosses are calling on businesses to celebrate their own achievements in a regional tourism award scheme.

Following the success of VisitEngland’s national Awards for Excellence held at Sage Gateshead last month, entries are now being sought for the North East England Tourism Awards 2015.

James Berresford, chief executive at VisitEngland, today said: “The spectacular Sage Gateshead provided the perfect setting to celebrate the finalists and winners of this year’s VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, and to recognise the standout product on offer across the country, including in the north east.

“The region has a tremendous amount to offer visitors and I am confident that domestic and international visitors arriving for the Rugby World Cup this autumn are in store for something special.

“As an industry we need to embrace the challenge of providing world-class experiences to visitors to keep up with our global competitors.

“The North East England Tourism Awards 2015 is an opportunity for businesses to demonstrate the very best that’s on offer.”

Deadline for entries is September 4. Visit www.northeasttourismawards.com for details.