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Businesses on tourism awards shortlist

The USA Class S160 locomotive 6046 makes its way through Darnholm on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at the start of the Autumn Steam Gala which runs until Sunday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 27, 2013. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The USA Class S160 locomotive 6046 makes its way through Darnholm on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at the start of the Autumn Steam Gala which runs until Sunday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 27, 2013. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Several businesses from across Ryedale have been shortlisted in this year’s York Tourism Awards.

The annual competition, organised by Visit York, recognises the cream of the crop from the tourism industry with the winners announced at a black tie ceremony at the National Railway Museum on May 8.

Finalists from Ryedale include Castle Howard and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in the Visitor Attraction of the Year – over 50,000 Visitors category.

High Dalby House Cottages, near Pickering, is nominated for Self Catering of the Year and its owners, Sandra and David Wreglesworth, will also be in with a chance of walking home with the prize for Outstanding Customer Service.

Meanwhile Rebecca & Damian Palmer-Bunting, owners of Robin Hood Caravan Park, Slingsby, are shortlisted for Outstanding Customer Service Award and will defend their title for Caravan Park of the Year.

Rebecca said it was a “great accolade to be nominated again.”

She said: “To us, it’s all about ensuring the customers go home with some great memories and we will do whatever we can to help that along.

“We want to give them the break we would want if we were on holiday.”

There is a further opportunity to become part of the festivities in the Bed and Breakfast of the Year competition. Awards organisers, for the first time, are launching an online campaign to encourage the public to vote for their favourite guesthouse.

Nominations can be made at www.facebook.com/visityork or www.twitter.com/visityork using the hashtag #faveyorkbnb up until midnight on Monday, March 24.

Finalists will then be revealed on Monday, March 31, when public voting will begin.

 

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