Who will be the first tourism superstar for Leicester and Leicestershire

Tourism AwardsNew award to be revealed at Tourism Awards ceremony on 30 November 2016

Leicester and Leicestershire will crown a new Tourism Superstar when the winner of this new category is announced at a major awards ceremony on 30 November 2016.

The annual Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards, hosted by Leicester Shire Promotions, will be contested by 73 finalists including some of the best restaurants, cafes, bakeries, tea rooms, pubs, hotels, B&Bs, glamping sites, conference venues, festivals and events, experiences and attractions, and markets in the city and county.

The Tourism Superstar category is new to this year’s awards and will be awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the tourism industry in Leicester and Leicestershire. Individual entrants have been nominated and a team of local industry judges will select the winner to be announced at the gala ceremony, to be held at Athena in Leicester on 30 November 2016.

Details of the finalists, more information about the awards and a link to book tickets for the awards ceremony online can be found at www.goleicestershire.com/TourismAwards2016

Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicester Shire Promotions said: “This is the first year that we’ve introduced this category and it presents an opportunity to recognise an individual whose personal contribution to the sector goes way above and beyond the usual. There are some really exciting potential candidates but there can only be one winner.”