Tourism industry set to shine at top awards

The Scarborough Spa is among the borough's finalists in this year's Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards.
The Scarborough Spa is among the borough's finalists in this year's Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards.
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The borough’s tourism industry is set to shine at the White Rose Awards in November after the finalists were revealed.

Following a record number of entries to the awards, run by Welcome to Yorkshire, the shortlist boasts 101 of the region’s best attractions, hotels, venues and individuals from the tourism sector.

The list covers 16 categories and the winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on November 11 at the New Dock Hall, in Leeds.

Nominees from Scarborough include The Anvil Inn in the Pub category, Jasmine Caravan Park in the Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village category and Scarborough Spa in the Business Tourism category,

While in Filey, All Seasons Guest House is up for a Bed and Breakfast award.

In Whitby, Raithwaite Hall makes an appearance in the Large Hotel category and The Cliffemount Hotel has been shortlisted for a Small Hotel prize.

Further afield in Ryedale, Raisthorpe Manor, in Malton, has been nominated for a Taste of Yorkshire award, and Helmsley’s The Feversham Arms Hotel and Malton’s The Talbot Hotel are both listed in the Small Hotel category.

Ryedale Folk Museum, in Kirkbymoorside, has been nominated in the Small Visitor Attraction category and Castle Howard, Malton, is up for a Large Visitor Attraction award. Helmsley’s The Black Swan Hotel has been shortlisted for a Large Hotel award and The Inn at Hawnby has been nominated in Outstanding Customer Service category.

While Robin Hood Caravan Park, in Malton, has been nominated for two categories - Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village and Outstanding Customer Service.

In East Yorkshire, Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, Pocklington, is up for a Small Visitor Attraction award, Driffield’s The Wold Cottage is up for a Bed and Breakfast prize and Bridlington Tourist Information Centre has been nominated in the Visitor Information category,

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “The Yorkshire tourism industry has really stepped up its game in terms of quality and presence, both of which are vital if we are to achieve our aims to be the UK’s best.”

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