This week saw the culmination of the second annual Cotswold Tourism Awards, launched to highlight the successes and achievements of Cotswold tourism businesses in an array of categories, with just under 30 awards being dished out.
Judging for the awards was said to be carried out by a confidential, impartial panel selected for their expertise in relevant areas.
Chris Dee, tourism manager of GFirst, the countywide economic partnership behind the awards, commented: ‘Cotswolds Tourism, which is a partnership between local authorities and over 300 tourism businesses in the area, thrives on the high quality of local tourism businesses and services. These awards reward our achievers and help us to highlight the best of what’s on offer here.’
Without further ado, SoGlos.com is delighted to reveal the Cotswold Tourism Award 2012 winners for each category are as follows:
The gold award for B&B of the Year went to Byfield House, while silver awards were given to Oak House No 1, St Anne’s B and B and Snowshill Estate.
Gold award for Self Catering of the Year was nabbed by Broadway Manor Cottages in Worcestershire, silver went to Railway Cottages and Park Farm Holiday Cottages.
In the Caravan or Camping Site of the Year category it was Winchcombe Camping and Caravanning Club Site that took home the gold award, Tudor Caravan Park and Cotswolds Farm Park Campsite took silver.
In another highly sought after category, the gold award for Event of the Year went to the Royal International Air Tattoo, with silver being scooped by Gloucester Cathedral’s Glorious Gloucestershire Flower Festival and Painswick Rococo Garden’s Art in the Garden.
The gold for Conference Venue of the Year went to Cotswold Conference Centre, with Cheltenham Racecourse and The Barn at Calcot scooping silver awards in this category.
Gold in the Website of the Year category was awarded to Giffords Circus, silver awards were given to Cotswold Holiday Cottages and Slimbridge Wetland Centre.
Overall Tourism Business of the Year, meanwhile, went to Treasure Trails.
Friday 09 March 2012
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