Beamish Museum, Seaham Hall and Durham’s team of tourist guides are among the venues and organisations nominated in this year’s North East England Tourism Awards.
Seaham Hall Hotel is nominated in two categories - Hotel of the Year and the Business Tourism award - while Beamish is in the running for Large Business Attraction of the Year and the Durham Pointers guides in the Visitor Information Provider of the Year section.
The tourism sector continues to thrive in the North East of England and we’re looking forward to celebrating the awards at the ceremony in November.Sarah Stewart
Fifty-three applications made this year’s shortlist, from a wide range of tourism businesses across County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland,and all shortlisted applicants will also have the chance to enter the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018.
Sarah Stewart, chief executive at destination management and marketing organisation NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said: “We’ve had another brilliant year for entries and it’s great to see so many new businesses enter the awards, as well as those applying again.
“The North East England Tourism Awards celebrate the success of our thriving tourism sector and the importance of the industry in the region.
“The tourism sector continues to thrive in the North East of England and we’re looking forward to celebrating the awards at the ceremony in November.
“It’s a credit to the region that five of our businesses went on to win at the VisitEngland Awards last year and we’re hopeful of further success this year.”
Northumbrian Water is supporting the awards for the sixth consecutive year, joined by Newcastle College and Bidfood as event sponsors for 2017.