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8:30 AM September 17, 2022



We’re edging nearer to discovering out who will win the Excellent Contribution to Tourism Award, sponsored by Hoseasons, on the East of England Tourism Awards 2022-2023. 

The winner of this non-entry class is chosen from the East of England’s tourism trade by a panel of judges.

Right here we converse to Dan Prepare dinner, account director at Hoseasons, a part of the Awaze group, who explains why he’s desperate to have a good time hardworking people in our tourism sector.

Why had been you eager to become involved within the East of England Tourism Awards?

I used to be lucky sufficient to attend final 12 months’s awards and located it extremely inspiring to listen to all in regards to the exhausting work that each finalist places in every day. 

It’s that work that helps to ship distinctive customer experiences and additional propel the east as an outstanding vacation spot.

Have you ever ever been judged for an award your self?

Sure, I’ve beforehand gained an award for Worker of the 12 months throughout my time at Hoseasons, having gone above and past to ship distinctive service to our property homeowners throughout difficult instances. 

I used to be additionally honoured to be awarded the function of UK spokesperson on our European Works Council.

If that’s the case, will you employ that have when judging this award?

Completely – I do know simply how a lot it means to be nominated for an award.



Dan Prepare dinner, account director at Hoseasons, a part of the Awaze group

– Credit score: Awaze UK

What’s going to it take to wow you?

I might be searching for a person that has made an excellent contribution to our regional tourism neighborhood over quite a few years and has had a profound affect on others throughout the trade.

What recommendation would you give to any tourism enterprise that’s contemplating getting into the East of England Tourism Awards?

By no means underestimate the affect of the smaller particulars and the way these can accumulate into nice achievements. It will be significant that these are highlighted inside your entry.

Do you have got any anecdotes of tourism companies who’ve blown you away during the last couple of years?

I’m lucky sufficient to work intently with a plethora of enterprise and property hosts which have labored tirelessly, notably within the face of the pandemic and its varied protocols, to make sure prospects proceed to remove these particular reminiscences. 

They blow me away with their ardour and dedication every day.

Be sure you nominate your favorite tourism enterprise for this 12 months’s awards

Though the Excellent Contribution Award is a non-entry class, there’s nonetheless time to appoint your favorite tourism enterprise for the opposite classes, together with:

B&B and Visitor Home of the 12 months

This award will go to a mattress and breakfast or visitor home that demonstrates excellence throughout each side of the enterprise.

Whether or not it gives further extras to make a buyer’s keep particular, champions native produce, bolsters its staff to make sure excellent customer support, or one thing else that makes it stand out, the winner might be dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind keep.

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

Firms of all sizes can enter this class, which recognises tourism companies offering really memorable customer experiences for everybody, notably these with accessibility necessities. 

The winner ought to stand out in its efforts to develop an accessible customer vacation spot and can act as an inspiration for different companies to be extra inclusive.

Moral, Accountable and Sustainable Tourism Award

This award recognises tourism companies which might be dedicated to being sustainable, accountable and moral in how they function and work together with prospects, the broader neighborhood and the atmosphere.

The winner might be actively working to deal with the rising want for extra sustainable practices whereas encouraging different companies to do the identical.

You may view the total listing of award classes at www.tourismawards.co.uk

Archant organises and hosts the annual East of England Tourism Awards to recognise and have a good time these companies and people that contribute to the regional customer economic system. The awards are open for entries till Sunday, October 2. To enter, please go to www.tourismawards.co.uk