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< Back to news 02 May, 2012

Visit York Tourism Award winners 2012

The Visit York Tourism Awards took place last Thursday 26th April, at the National Railway Museum York. The event was fantastic and beacon purchasing would like to congratulate all winners.

The evening was a huge success with attendance high. beacon purchasing sponsored the York Ambassador award at the glittering event, and the award was collected by Ian Reed, Director at the Yorkshire Air Museum.

On the evening two special awards were also presented to June Nelsey from the Best Western Monk Bar hotel, York, for her services to the City’s hotel industry.

And the winners are…

York Ambassador – sponsored by beacon purchasing
Ian Reed, Yorkshire Air Museum

Guest Accommodation of the Year

Hotel of the Year
Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Self Catering/Caravan Park of the Year
Dovecote Barns

Pub of the Year
Winner: The Golden Fleece

Outstanding Customer Service Award
Winner: Shirley Fletcher, Hilton York

Business Tourism Award
Winner: York Marriott Hotel

Marketing Campaign of the Year
Winner: York Maze

Employee of the Year
Winner: Alan Rowley, Complete Yorkshire

Best Shopping Experience
Winner: The Hairy Fig

Visitor Attraction of the Year (under 50,000 visitors)
Winner: The Ice Factor

Visitor Attraction of the Year (50,000 visitors & over)
Winner: York Racecourse 2011 Season
Highly Commended: York Dungeon

Taste of York - The people's Choice Award
Winner: El Piano