Here's how you can nominate your favourite attraction for a prestigious tourism award

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 9 Nov 2017

The best of the region’s attractions are set to be celebrated with the launch of the 2018 Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards.

The awards, run by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, are being launched today at the annual Hull and East Yorkshire Tourism Conference.

Regarded as the tourism Oscars, the REYTAs honour the very best, from major visitor attractions and events to hotels and accommodation providers, restaurants, pubs, cafes, food retailers and producers.

Current winners include Butt Farm Caravan & Campsite in Beverley, who picked up the Remarkable Newcomer Award a year award after launching the business.

Jim Harris (right), of sponsors St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, presents the Remarkable Restaurant REYTA to Matthew and Michele Barker of The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

Meanwhile, the Lion & Key in Hull was named Remarkable pub, and Burton Constable Hall, was given the title of Remarkable Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Now in their ninth year, the 2018 REYTAs will be even more closely aligned to national tourism awards, meaning winners will be eligible for shortlisting through to the Visit England Awards for Excellence.

The REYTAs are open to all tourism businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire, large and small, and is free to enter by visiting www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com/reyta.

David Stubbins, of sponsors Classlane Media, presents the Remarkable Newcomer REYTA to Oly and Jennifer White of Butt Farm Caravan and Camping, Beverley

Shortlisting in each category will take place shortly after the closing date via independent panels and mystery shopping.

The closing date is January 19 ahead of the finals night on March 15.

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The categories

Here is the full list of categories for the 2018 REYTAs:

1. REMARKABLE Hotel

Open to hotels of any size that offer a minimum of reception, bar, dinner and breakfast to provide the best overnight stay and the highest standards of accommodation in Hull and East Yorkshire.

2. REMARKABLE Bed & Breakfast/Boutique Guest Accommodation

Open to all types of guest accommodation including, B&Bs, guesthouses, boutique accommodation, farmhouses, inns, and restaurants with rooms.

3. REMARKABLE Self Catering Provider/Property

Open to all self-catering accommodation including serviced apartments, houses, cottages, flats, lodges, tepees, yurts and shepherds huts.

4. REMARKABLE Taste of East Yorkshire

This category is open to producers, processors or growers of local food and drink products, vineyards, breweries, farms, farm shops and co-operatives. Entries must demonstrate creativity in their use or production of local produce, consistent quality in the delivery and presentation of food and how the produce is made available to customers, perhaps with a visitor experience and creative marketing.

5. REMARKABLE Cuppa

Open to any tourism business such as tearooms, café, hotel or visitor attraction, that serves the best cup of tea or coffee and refreshments in Hull and East Yorkshire.

6. REMARKABLE Restaurant

The restaurant, hotel or pub that serves the best food in Hull and East Yorkshire.

7. REMARKABLE Pub: For the best pub in Hull and East Yorkshire serving the highest quality of bar food and beverages in the finest surroundings in the region.

8. REMARKABLE Business Tourism Award

This award acknowledges the huge importance of business visitors to the meetings, conferences and exhibitions sector in Hull and East Yorkshire. Open to any organisation in the business tourism sector including exhibition centres, convention hotels, country house properties, conference, banqueting and training venues.

9. REMARKABLE Holiday Park/Holiday Village

This award recognises Caravan and Holiday Parks, Touring Parks, and Camping and Touring Parks that have boosted business by making the most of their distinctive appeal.

10. REMARKABLE Newcomer

This award is for a newcomer to the Hull and East Yorkshire tourism industry. Individuals and tourism businesses may apply including attractions/experiences, food and drink providers and accommodation establishments that have set up between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

11. REMARKABLE Visitor Attraction/Experience

What is the best tourism attraction or experience in Hull & East Yorkshire that puts a smile on visitors’ faces and creates special memories? This award will be given to the tourism attraction/provider that delivers an outstanding and unique experience.

12. REMARKABLE Small Tourism Event (Under 30,000 visitors per year)

What is the best event, experience or festival in Hull and East Yorkshire that takes place over a day, weekend, week, month or season? The event can be free or paid for, a one-off happening or a rolling series of annual events.

13. REMARKABLE Large Tourism Event (over 30,000 visitors per year)

What is the best event, experience or festival in Hull and East Yorkshire that takes place over a day, weekend, week, month or season? The event can be free or paid for, a one-off happening or a rolling series of annual events.

14. REMARKABLE East Yorkshire Passion

The person is selected by the Visit Hull and East Yorkshire Advisory Board Group who in their judgement has made a significant contribution to tourism in our region. Nominations are invited from the local tourism industry.



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