Lancashire Tourism Awards open for entry

Lancashire Tourism Awards are the biggest celebration of tourism excellence in Lancashire. Together, we champion the importance of the £3.8 billion visitor economy which attracts 64 million visitors to Lancashire each year and supports over 56,000 jobs. Last year’s Cultural Venue/Organisation Award went to Burnley Mechanics.

Last year the awards reached an audience of over 20 million on social media, radio, press and PR so if you’re proud of what you do to contribute to Lancashire’s successful and varied visitor economy then this is your opportunity to shout about it.

There are 22 categories for businesses to enter:
1. Small Tourism Event Award
2. Large Tourism Event Award
3. Lancashire Pub/Inn Award *
4. Taste Lancashire Award *
5. Lancashire Producers & Makers Award
6. Lancashire Café/Tearoom Award – new category for 2017
7. Sustainable Tourism Award *
8. Business Tourism Provider Award *
9. New Business Award
10. Inclusive Tourism Award *
11. Small Visitor Attraction Award *
12. Large Visitor Attraction Award *
13. Culture & Heritage Award
14. Visitor Experience Award
15. Self-Catering Holiday Award *
16. Guest Accommodation Award
17. Small Hotel Award *
18. Large Hotel Award *
19. Wedding Venue Award
20. Retail Experience Award – re-introduced for 2017
21. Dog Friendly Award * – new category for 2017
22. Tourism Superstar Award

Click here to enter CLICK HERE

*winners of these categories will have the opportunity to represent Lancashire in the 2018 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence (subject to meeting criteria). Indeed, Lancashire Tourism Awards 2016 winners, Northcote, went on the win Best Hotel at the national awards earlier this year!

This year we are delighted to be returning to The Blackpool Tower Ballroom for this much-anticipated celebration of Lancashire’s tourism industry on Thursday 9 November 2017. Perhaps one of the highlights of the night will be crowning the Tourism Superstar Award, honoring individuals who are making a special contribution to tourism in Lancashire. We are looking to you to identify and nominate superstars you come across in your role – please click here to nominate CLICK HERE

As we do every year, we hope to see as many applications from our members as possible. We know you are all champions of this successful tourism industry of ours. If you have any reservations or questions about applying we have created a hints and tips section on the website with some useful advice – click here to view – CLICK HERE. Also, please remember, we are on the end of the phone if you have any questions or need advice.

The closing date is Monday 4 September 2017. You can follow the countdown and progress on social media #LTA17.