Entries open for York Tourism Awards

York Press: Search is on for top tourist businesses Search is on for top tourist businesses

The search is on to find the “best of the best” among York’s tourism businesses before the spotlight is turned on the city’s tourism stars at this year’s York Tourism Awards in May.

If you provide a great visitor experience, have high quality accommodation, serve delicious food or beautifully conditioned ales, run a gem of a shop, have a website which delivers the business or have the wow factor in customer service and have a real pride in your business then Visit York wants to hear from you.

Businesses from across the city, from hotels to restaurants, pubs to visitor attractions, are being encouraged to submit their entries before applications are close on Tuesday.

The categories are: Hotel of the Year; Self-catering/Caravan Park of the Year; Conference Venue of the Year; Visitor Attraction of the Year (small); Visitor Attraction of the Year (Large); Outstanding Customer Service Award; Shopping Experience of the Year; Pub/Bar of the Year; Restaurant of the Year; Café/Tearoom of the Year; Visitor Experience of the Year; and the highly prestigious title of York Tourism Ambassador.

Kate McMullen, head of Visit York, said: “The Visit York Tourism Awards are a great opportunity for York's tourism businesses to showcase the high standards being achieved.”

A black tie wards ceremony announcing the winners will be held on Thursday, May 8, at the National Railway Museum. To enter, got to visityork.org/awards.

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9:42am Thu 20 Feb 14

GothicGrant says...

As much as I can appreciate trying to find the best tourist business, there is far too much concentration on the tourist industry. We need counter-balance or we'll end up with nothing but tourist based businesses, which could end up crippling the city centre for the people that actually live here.
As much as I can appreciate trying to find the best tourist business, there is far too much concentration on the tourist industry. We need counter-balance or we'll end up with nothing but tourist based businesses, which could end up crippling the city centre for the people that actually live here. GothicGrant

10:15am Thu 20 Feb 14

eeoodares says...

GothicGrant wrote:
As much as I can appreciate trying to find the best tourist business, there is far too much concentration on the tourist industry. We need counter-balance or we'll end up with nothing but tourist based businesses, which could end up crippling the city centre for the people that actually live here.
What other industry should we talk about? Car manufacturing capabilities, Aircraft manufacturing...what would you suggest?

As far as crippling the City, take away the tourists and what do you have? pretty much the same as Pit villages had when the mines closed...nowt!
[quote][p][bold]GothicGrant[/bold] wrote: As much as I can appreciate trying to find the best tourist business, there is far too much concentration on the tourist industry. We need counter-balance or we'll end up with nothing but tourist based businesses, which could end up crippling the city centre for the people that actually live here.[/p][/quote]What other industry should we talk about? Car manufacturing capabilities, Aircraft manufacturing...what would you suggest? As far as crippling the City, take away the tourists and what do you have? pretty much the same as Pit villages had when the mines closed...nowt! eeoodares

11:57am Thu 20 Feb 14

Mr. Marcus says...

Vote for the Lendal Bridge debacle!
It draws lots of people.
Second, a shop selling doughnuts.
With "plans", York will be soon be a doughnut city: a dead centre.
Vote for the Lendal Bridge debacle! It draws lots of people. Second, a shop selling doughnuts. With "plans", York will be soon be a doughnut city: a dead centre. Mr. Marcus

5:07pm Thu 20 Feb 14

GothicGrant says...

eeoodares wrote:
GothicGrant wrote:
As much as I can appreciate trying to find the best tourist business, there is far too much concentration on the tourist industry. We need counter-balance or we'll end up with nothing but tourist based businesses, which could end up crippling the city centre for the people that actually live here.
What other industry should we talk about? Car manufacturing capabilities, Aircraft manufacturing...what would you suggest?

As far as crippling the City, take away the tourists and what do you have? pretty much the same as Pit villages had when the mines closed...nowt!
So by that logic, the city is already filled with vacuous nonsense, and as per manufacturing industries which your sole argument seems too lie on. We did used to have some if I remember correctly. Would you at least agree in part that we need some diversity rather than "putting all our eggs into one basket"?
[quote][p][bold]eeoodares[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GothicGrant[/bold] wrote: As much as I can appreciate trying to find the best tourist business, there is far too much concentration on the tourist industry. We need counter-balance or we'll end up with nothing but tourist based businesses, which could end up crippling the city centre for the people that actually live here.[/p][/quote]What other industry should we talk about? Car manufacturing capabilities, Aircraft manufacturing...what would you suggest? As far as crippling the City, take away the tourists and what do you have? pretty much the same as Pit villages had when the mines closed...nowt![/p][/quote]So by that logic, the city is already filled with vacuous nonsense, and as per manufacturing industries which your sole argument seems too lie on. We did used to have some if I remember correctly. Would you at least agree in part that we need some diversity rather than "putting all our eggs into one basket"? GothicGrant

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