We are delighted to have received the Gold Award for Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022, celebrating the best of the country’s tourism industry.
The prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, running for more than 30 years, celebrate and champion innovation, quality and best practice across the industry recognising businesses and individuals who raise the bar of England’s tourism offer.
Tourism is one of England’s largest and most valuable industries, supporting hundreds of thousands of businesses, employing about 2.6 million people and, in 2019, generating £76 billion in domestic visitor spending.
Georgina Rae, Head of Planning and Projects at CFT, said: ‘We are thrilled to have been awarded Gold in the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable category at Visit England’s annual Awards for Excellence 2022, having also won Gold in this category at Tourism South East’s Beautiful South Awards. It’s hugely gratifying to have this endorsement of our efforts to improve our sustainability and to operate in a responsible and ethical manner across all our activities. This Award will spur us on to continue working for positive change in everything we do.
Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston said: 'Our superb tourism businesses offer something for everyone and the sector is one we can be proud of. It is fantastic to see so many hardworking businesses of all sizes recognised for their gold-standard contribution to English tourism and I congratulate all the winners.'
VisitEngland Advisory Board Chair Nick de Bois said: 'It is wonderful to see the Awards event back in-person, giving us the opportunity to come together, celebrate and congratulate the best-of-the-best across England’s world-class tourism industry.
'Millions of jobs and local economies depend on tourism and this year’s awards also highlight the dedication of tourism businesses as they rebuild, championing best practice and providing visitors with first-class experiences.'
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners. Find out more about the Visit England Awards here.