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Conkers wins major regional tourism award

CONKERS, the award-winning visitor attraction in the heart of The National Forest, has won a major tourism award as the best ‘Great Day Out – Large Attraction’ in Leicestershire.

The award was presented at the annual Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards at the Athena in Leicester on 30 November 2017.

CONKERS was judged as a winner by an independent panel of tourism industry judges and won against competition from the National Space Centre and King Richard III Visitor Centre, who were both Highly Commended in the same category.

Chris Sturdy, Regional Operations Manager at CONKERS said: “We were overwhelmed to receive this prestigious award, particularly in competition against the other fantastic visitor attractions in our category. The award is reward for the amazing efforts of the whole team at CONKERS and we will continue to provide a ‘great day out’ experience for all of our visitors.”

Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicestershire Promotions added: “Never before has competition for visitors hard-earned pound been tougher. In addition, they are getting more demanding, expecting higher standards and looking for more value-added extras. The judges wanted to see constant improvements and new features along with investment in infrastructure, services and features. And of course, nothing less than the very best of customer service will do. CONKERS demonstrated all of this and was a deserving winner.”