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North East England Tourism Awards winners set to be announced in virtual ceremony

Winners of the North East England Tourism Awards 2020 are set to be announced in a virtual ceremony on Thursday 23 April, 12-1pm, on the North East Tourism Awards facebook page.

We are taking an innovative approach to announcing the awards and celebrating the quality and diversity of the tourism businesses that we have here in our region. Whilst we currently can’t visit the North East’s great tourism offer, it is more important than ever that we recognise all of our outstanding businesses. Eligible winners of the awards will automatically feed into the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020, ensuring we promote the best of the region on a national stage.

Each of the shortlisted businesses has been through a thorough judging process, focused on experiencing their offer first-hand. As well as being evaluated by a judging panel made up of industry experts, planned visits by judges or ‘mystery shoppers’ helped to inform the final decisions.

Please join us on Thursday 23 April, 12-1pm, where we will be hosting a virtual awards event on our North East England Tourism Awards facebook page. Make sure you ‘like’ the page so you don’t miss any posts in the run up to the event and log in at 12 noon to watch the event unfold on the big day.

We’ll be announcing the winners in a series of short films and you’ll hear more from the judges about what makes the winning businesses so outstanding.

We would love it if you could support the awards and show the shortlisted businesses some love by engaging with the posts – comment, like, share and celebrate the fantastic tourism offering that we have here in the North East.

The awards could even be an excuse to enjoy a celebratory lunch and glass of fizz from wherever you’re watching – be that your kitchen table, sofa or socially-distanced workplace!

We hope to ‘see’ you there.

Stay safe!

The North East England Tourism Awards team at NewcastleGateshead Initiative