Agency in line for top prize

TOURISM agency Welcome to Yorkshire is celebrating after being shortlisted for the accolade of the World’s Leading Tourist Board for the second successive year.

The agency is the only English agency to be nominated for the prestigious award.

Janet Deacon, area director for Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “This is fantastic news, the team work incredibly hard to ensure that the whole of Yorkshire is promoted to both domestic and international markets and to see Yorkshire being nominated alongside iconic destinations such as New Zealand, Jamaica and Australia for the World’s Leading Tourism Authority web-site, is truly tremendous.”