VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence 2017 name Cumbrian finalists

Three Cumbrian Tourism Award winners have been revealed as finalists in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence 2017 in the following categories:
• Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate Windermere – Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year category
• The Waternook Estate Ullswater – Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year
• FSC Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld – Sustainable Tourism Award

The national awards recognise and congratulate those businesses and individuals from across England who champion the very best practice and excellence in customer service, with the local finalists all selected from Cumbria Tourism’s own regional award winners in 2016.

This year saw the highest number of applications ever submitted for the awards, and the 67 finalists were selected from almost 600 applications spread across 22 categories.

Rachel Tyson Head of Marketing and Sales at Cumbria Tourism, says;
“It is a fantastic achievement for these three highly successful Cumbrian businesses to reach the final stages of these prestigious awards and represent Cumbria at a national level. They are already Cumbria Tourism award-winners and I wish them all the best for the final and look forward to the results.”

Commenting on being shortlisted in the Sustainable Tourism category;
Tim Foster Head of Centre at FSC Blencathra Centre says; “This is quite amazing following on from our success in 2016 as the Cumbria Tourism Sustainable Tourism Winner and reflects well on our organisations commitment to sustainability. At the heart of our work is renewable energy and this has expanded our education programmes to cover demonstration of renewable energy issues both to our learners and to a wider business audience making sustainability a reality.”

The winners of this prestigious accolade will be announced by VisitEngland at the Awards ceremony on Monday 24 April at the Hilton Waldorf, London.

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