Sailing school shortlisted for VisitEngland award

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Mylor Sailing and Powerboat School has been shortlisted for the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020.

Applications were put forward for national judging from businesses across England including hotels, self-catering accommodation providers, B&Bs, glamping operators, attractions, restaurants, pubs, museums, and conference centres.

Mylor Sailing and Powerboat School, which has been listed in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism category, is the sole Cornish representative among 53 finalists across 15 categories

There will also be four special awards, including the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award. All finalists are invited to attend an online virtual event on Monday August 17 when the winners are set to be announced.

VisitEngland chief executive, Sally Balcombe, said: “These awards celebrate businesses and individuals in tourism across England who have exceeded expectations and delivered excellence during the last 18 months and it is fantastic to see such an outstanding list of finalists.

“The impressive list reflects the sheer scale of innovation, quality and experiences across our tourism landscape and I congratulate all the finalists and wish them the very best of luck.

“Millions of jobs and local economies depend on tourism and this year’s awards are also a timely opportunity to acknowledge the determination and dedication of tourism businesses across the country who have worked extremely hard to reopen and welcome visitors back safely.”

The awards champion the very best of the country’s tourism industry and aligned with 18 local competitions around the country, with winners automatically put forward for the national awards.

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