The Finalists have been announced for the 2020/21 Cornwall Tourism Awards after an extended ten-month programme.
113 entries were received into the awards, with 77 selected as finalists who are now in suspense until the Awards day scheduled for 25 February, when they will learn whether they have won Gold, Silver, Bronze or a Special award. A further 14 receive Commended status.
The 19th year of the competition has been run in unprecedented times for tourism, but the focus on excellence and feedback for entrants has remained as relevant as ever.
Deborah Heather of headline sponsors Quality in Tourism says: “Despite experiencing one of the worst crises in living memory, the Cornwall Tourism and Hospitality industry continues to show resilience and shines with some truly inspirational entries to this year’s awards. All of us at Quality in Tourism are honoured and humbled to be headline sponsor of the Cornwall Awards; quite honestly, we salute you all.”
Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall, comments: “In what has been an extraordinary year for Cornwall it is refreshing to have something for our excellent tourism businesses to celebrate. Many congratulations to everyone for your ongoing investments in excellence.”
Awards organiser Robin Barker of Services for Tourism added: “The past 10 months have been a challenge for everyone – to survive let alone prosper. Having considered abandoning the Awards I’m so glad we persevered, adapting and changing along the way to reflect the ever-changing situation. The delight we’re witnessing amongst finalists on being told of their success makes it all so worthwhile!”