Tuesday, October 25, 2005

National Tourism Awards for Wales 2005

The winners of the 2005 National Tourism Awards for Wales were announced at a ceremony during the three-day Showcase Wales tourism event in Cardiff last week. The awards event was hosted by BBC TV news presenter Hew Edwards and attracted an audience of 500 people. As part of the Showcase Wales event, the awards ceremony took the opportunity to showcase Welsh locations that have been used as sets for films. The event also featured entertainment from classical artiste Katherine Jenkins and a host of other artists provided music, dance and visual imagery. The awards themselves attracted some 150 entries in a total of 14 categories. An additional award for 'My Special Place 2005, jointly administered by the Wales Tourist Board and the Countryside Council for Wales, was won by Tenby. The category winners, and sponsors, are listed below:

  • Innovation in Marketing Award
    Sponsor: Visit Britain
    Winner: Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire
  • Top Day Out (Major Event / Attraction) Award
    Sponsor: Arriva Trains Wales
    Winner: Folly Farm
  • Top Day Out (Community Event / Initiative) Award
    Sponsor: Arriva Trains Wales
    Winner: Green Events
  • Golf As It Should Be Award
    Sponsor: HSBC
    Winner: The Vale Hotel Golf & Spa Resort
  • Business Tourism Award
    Sponsor: Reed Travel Exhibitions
    Winner: The Metropole
  • New Tourism Entrepreneur Award
    Sponsor: UWIC
    Winner: Bikefax
  • Best Place to Stay (Caravan) Award
    Sponsor: WDA True Taste
    Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park
  • Best Place to Stay (Hotel) Award
    WDA True Taste
    Portmeirion
  • Best Place to Stay (Self-Catering) Award
    Sponsor: WDA True Taste
    Winner: Gwynfryn Farm Holidays
  • Best Place to Stay (Small Serviced) Award
    Sponsor: WDA True Taste
    Winner: Ynyshir Hall
  • Outdoor Activity Award
    Winner: Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre
  • Best Practice Learning to Succeed Award
    Sponsor: Tourism Training Forum for Wales
    Flexible Approach - Cambrian Training
  • Team Wales Tourism (UK) Award
    Sponsor: Cardiff Airport
    Winner: Cinnamon Adventures
  • Team Wales Tourism (International) Award
    Sponsor: Cardiff Airport
    Buro Britain - The Netherlands

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