Cornwall is in the running to hold on to its crown as the nation’s favourite domestic holiday destination having been shortlisted in the British Travel Awards 2013 for a fifth consecutive year.
Since 2009, Cornwall has beaten destinations from across the country to scoop the coveted top spot. And Malcolm Bell, head of Visit Cornwall, Cornwall Development Company’s tourism service, wants the run to continue.
He said: “Cornwall has enjoyed tremendous success in the British Travel Awards but to be voted as the number one destination for the fifth time would be as special as the first.
“Now more than ever it is important for Cornwall to attract first time visitors and securing the public vote inspires confidence in a destination which in turn encourages visitors to try something new.”
To bolster Cornwall’s hopes further, local businesses have also been shortlisted in numerous other categories.
Looe and Bude are rivals for the title of Best UK Coastal Resort while the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Eden Project are contenders for Heritage Attraction and Leisure Attraction respectively.
The Tamar Valley doubles Cornwall’s chances in the Best UK Holiday County or Region category, and to complete Cornwall’s list of hopefuls, a number of holiday park operators and self catering agencies who have a high proportion of their accommodation in Cornwall have also been shortlisted.
You can cast your vote for Cornwall in the British Travel Awards, by clicking here, before the end of September.