The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 stands as a beacon of recognition for the tourism sector in the region. This event is the largest and only county-wide celebration of tourism excellence in Lancashire.
According to their website, recent statistics paint a promising picture. In 2021, visitor numbers surged to 75% of pre-COVID levels, a commendable recovery from the 68.74 million visitors in 2018.
Equally impressive, the tourism sector’s economic contribution reached £4.41 billion, accounting for 80% of its pre-COVID value and supporting over 60,700 jobs.
These awards serve a dual purpose. Not only do they shine a spotlight on Lancashire’s tourism luminaries, but many winners also earn the honor of representing the county at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.
Lancashire recently announced the first set of finalists for the 2023 awards, encompassing diverse categories from New Business to Event of the Year. Each finalist exemplifies success and dedication to enhancing Lancashire’s tourism and hospitality landscape.
Among the finalists for the “Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park” category, Hedgerow Luxury Glamping in Newsholme stands out, offering a luxurious glamping experience set amidst the serene landscapes of Newsholme.
On the other hand, Pure Leisure Group in Lancaster is a prominent name in the holiday park industry in the UK. They offer a diverse range of holiday experiences across multiple picturesque locations, ensuring a memorable stay for its visitors.
Lastly, The Secret Garden Glamping in Holland Moss, Skelmersdale offers a unique and unforgettable glamping experience. As visitors walk through the gate, they discover a hidden escape, with lodges designed to provide a sense of seclusion amidst the soothing sound of the Agivey River.
The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 will unveil its winners in a grand ceremony at King Georges Hall, Blackburn, on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. This esteemed event is proudly sponsored by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) as the Headline Sponsor, with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council as the Destination Sponsor.
The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 is more than a ceremony. It’s a tribute to the tenacity and brilliance of the region’s tourism stakeholders. As the outdoor hospitality industry strides towards a brighter future, such events are pivotal, lauding businesses that elevate Lancashire’s stature as a premier tourist hub.