Race for national award bringing people together

Monday 28/09/2015
Race for national award bringing people together

There are just days left to vote for Northumberland in the 2015 British Travel Awards.

Nominated for Best UK Holiday County/Destination against Cornwall, Devon and Pembrokeshire, recent feedback from the official Awards team suggests Northumberland is running a close second to current leaders Cornwall. 

Northumberland Tourism have been thrilled with the level of support throughout the campaign.  Local businesses and attractions such as award-winning St Cuthbert’s House B&B and Bamburgh Castle have been key to the push for success by consistently encouraging their social media followers to vote. 

This year has also seen the support of the Northumberland Ambassadors, members of the tourism industry who completed the Know Your Northumberland programme earlier in the year. 

Organised by Active Northumberland and accredited by Northumberland College, the programme was set up to improve the skills and knowledge of employees and volunteers working at visitor-serving businesses across the county.

All staff at Northumberland Tourism attended at least one of the courses with Bethany Gallacher, PR and Social Media Assistant at Northumberland Tourism, completing all seven courses required to become a Gold Ambassador.

Bethany said: “Aside from developing my own understanding of the county, the best thing about the Know Your Northumberland programme was seeing the joy everyone got from learning about Northumberland.  To know they would utilise this knowledge for the benefit of their guests and visitors was a really proud moment – for everyone involved.

It is fantastic to see this pride has continued on after the course has ended for the year, with the ambassadors helping us to share the Northumberland spirit in our campaign to become the best holiday county in the UK.

Regardless of the outcome of the awards, I think this process of working together is the real winning result.”

Voting closes on Wednesday 30th September with the winner announced on 25 November 2015 at the Gala Awards Ceremony.

Cast your vote for Northumberland at www.vote4northumberland.com and encourage others to do the same using #ShareNland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Published: Monday 28/09/2015

By Visit Northumberland

Places in this article

St Cuthbert's House, Seahouses
St Cuthbert's House
NE68 7UB

Awarded 'England's Best B&B' by VisitEngland in 2017 & 2014 - and also Bronze & Silver medals at their national Awards in 2015 & 2016 too. Your hosts Jeff & Jill offer you beautiful Guest Accommodation in this historic former chapel building, on the spectacular Northumberland coast. Beautiful, elegant restoration, offering six very high-quality ensuite bedrooms in stunning, peaceful surroundings.

Family friendly Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle
NE69 7DF

Experience a different level of Northumberland at Bamburgh Castle, England's finest coastal castle.  


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