We are thrilled to hear that Northumberland won the GOLD award in last night’s prestigious British Travel Awards 2018 for ‘Best UK Holiday County/Region’. Prior to winning Gold this year, Northumberland won Silver for the last consecutive four years running. Cornwall won Silver this year and the Peak District & Derbyshire, Bronze. Well done to all three Counties!
British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “Northumberland is to be congratulated on winning Best UK Holiday County/Destination. The British Travel Awards are the only travel industry accolade voted for exclusively by the consumer and the Awards serve to recognise all that is great about travel, as experienced by the travelling public. To win a British Travel Award is a true achievement.”
Jude Leitch, director of Northumberland Tourism, said “Tourism is vitally important to Northumberland, both in terms of employment and economic growth. Winning Gold is great recognition of the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the industry across the county”.