Welcome to theEADT EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018

Thank you for entering the EADT EDP Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards. Entries are now with our panel of judges to short list for the judging meetings…Good luck!

The EADT EDP Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards are pleased to announce their partnership with The VisitEngland Awards for 2018.

The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence celebrate the very best in English Tourism and are seen as the country’s premier tourism awards.

As a finalist of the EADT EDP Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards you will be asked to apply for the VisitEngland Awards. The final placing at the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards will determine whether your application to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence is considered.  VisitEngland will only consider the overall winner. There are seven categories that will automatically be considered – They are; Holiday Park/Village of the Year, Best Small Visitor Attraction, Best Large Visitor Attraction, Sustainable Tourism Award, Best Independent Hotel, Best Self Catering Establishment and our newly added Best Bed & Breakfast category.

It’s no secret that tourism is a major contributor to Norfolk and Suffolk’s economies.

The value of the sector to both counties cannot be underestimated, whether from a job creation point of view or simply providing an unforgettable holiday destination experience for a family.

The region is blessed with an abundance of attractions including miles of beautiful coastline, the magnificent Broads and some stunning rural countryside. It really does have it all.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018 is a celebration of all the region has to offer and looks to reward companies and individuals who live and love the place they call home.

This is the 14th year of celebrating the awards in Norfolk, but the first time the two counties are being merged.

Hoseasons is once again the headline sponsor and in a statement, the company said: “Norfolk and Suffolk are at the heart of the original Hoseasons business and the two counties continue to play a key role in delivering amazing holidays for our customers from across the UK.”

EDP editor David Powles said the tourism industry was growing across the region and needed to be supported and developed with the aim of making this the premier holiday destination in the UK.

“We are again proud to be associated with the awards which recognise all the hard work that companies and individuals put into making our area one of the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country.”

Terry Hunt, EADT editor, said: “Tourism is a huge, and fastgrowing, part of the economy in both Suffolk and Norfolk. It supports huge numbers of businesses and provides many thousands of jobs. I’m delighted that the EADT and EDP are recognising this and celebrating the very best of the region’s tourism industry.

“I know there are so many hard-working and creative people in tourism, so I really hope we have a huge number of entries!”