Search is on for Lancashire’s tourism best

TOP SPOT: Lancaster House Hotel at Lancaster was a winner last year
TOP SPOT: Lancaster House Hotel at Lancaster was a winner last year
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The search has begun for this year’s Lancashire Tourism Awards winners.

Venues large and small will be able to compete for honours in 22 different categories.

Organisers Marketing Lancashire has announced that the county’s annual celebration of Lancashire’s £3.7billion visitor economy will be held in the magnificent Empress Ballroom at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on Thursday Noember 5.

Ruth Connor, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: “This November, a 700-strong audience will celebrate Lancashire’s tourism excellence.

“From the smallest business to the largest, each has a chance to win one of 22 coveted tourism awards at the industry’s not-to-be-missed annual celebration of Lancashire.

“Lancashire has enjoyed six years of growth in visitor numbers and visitors are now staying longer and spending even more, which is testament to the absolute pedigree of our tourism offer.”

Marketing Lancashire’s previous sell-out tourism awards events have been held at Blackburn Cathedral in 2013 and Blackpool Tower last year.

Category winners last year included the Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster; Northcote at Langho; Bay View Holiday Park at Carnforth; Cedar Farm at Mawdesley, and the Premier Inn Preston South.

Michael Williams, managing director of the Winter Gardens said: “We are so pleased to be welcoming Marketing Lancashire and their prestigious awards to the Empress Ballroom this autumn.”

Information on all the categories, criteria for entry and application forms can be found on the website

Entry to the awards is free and applications must be submitted by Monday 14 September.