EDP VisitNorfolk.co.uk Tourism awards

The EDP/ Visit Norfolk Tourism Awards are celebrating their 10th anniversary year – and we want our readers to make them the most successful yet.

We are lucky to live in a county with a breathtaking array of attractions from zoos and theme parks to museums and gardems, not forgetting great pubs, restaurants and cafes.  And if summer sunshine makes you want to head to the seaside the choice is simply endless, from the noisy excitement of Great Yarmouth to the serene beauty of Holkham beach.

We want you to nominate your own favourites – whether it is the zoo you love to return to year after year or the cafe where the welcome always matches the food. Our awards put a shining light on the businesses, events, teams and individuals that help to drive an industry that contributes £2.7bn to the local economy.

Simply make your nominations online; businesses are invited to nominate themselves. Closing date for nominations is July 31, and, following judging, the winners will be announced at a black-tie awards dinner at the Holiday Inn Norwich North in November.

EDP editor Nigel Pickover said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of our tourism awards which give a well deserved pat on the back to all the stars in an industry that directly employs around 50,000 people in Norfolk.”

Simon Altham, managing-director of lead sponsor Hoseasons, said: “We are thrilled once again to be involved in the EDP Tourism Awards. In a year which has seen great progress and innovation across tourism in Norfolk, we are delighted to be able to help recognise those people who make the county such a special and magical destination.”
Pete Waters, brand manager for Visit Norfolk, said: “The tourism awards are an important way of recognising the value of the visitor economy to Norfolk and also showcasing the people who help make it such a success, none more so than in the outstanding achievement category.”

Deadline for all entries is Thursday 31 July 2014

Gala dinner event will be held on Thursday 27 November at Holiday Inn Norwich North, Norfolk