The search is on for Durham Tourism Superstar 2019
Visit County Durham has announced a shortlist of five shining stars from Durham’s tourism industry who are hoping to become Durham Tourism Superstar 2019.
The annual competition, organised by Visit County Durham, is seeking to highlight the very best customer welcome offered to visitors to the county. Finalists were shortlisted by a panel of industry professionals following an open call for county-wide nominations.
The award, which is the sixth of its kind, recognises the dedication and passion of those working in Durham’s tourism industry, and will be awarded to an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure visitors to Durham have a memorable experience.
Michelle Gorman, Managing Director at Visit County Durham, said: “We’re pleased to announce the finalists for Durham Tourism Superstar 2019. The shortlisting process was extremely tough this year, but we’re delighted to showcase five individuals from across the county who demonstrate their dedication and passion for our tourism offer, making Durham such a great place to visit”.
The Durham Tourism Superstar 2019 finalists are: -
- Lilli Broadbent, Visitor Desk Assistant at Durham Cathedral
- Hannah Fawcett, Lead Visitor Assistant at The Bowes Museum
- Tori Goodall, Head Falconer at Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
- Brian Harvey, Volunteer Gardener at Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens
- Peter Robinson, Guest Experience Co-Ordinator & General Assistant at Crook Hall & Gardens
The winner of Durham Tourism Superstar will be announced at Visit County Durham’s annual Garden Party, which will be taking place at Hallgarth Manor in July 2019. The winner will then be entered into the national Tourism Superstar award, organised by VisitEngland. Three Durham Tourism Superstars have already gone onto national success.
To vote for your Durham Tourism Superstar 2019, visit: www.visitcountydurham.org/durham-tourism-superstar.
Voting closes at noon on Friday 5 July.
Published: 21, June, 2019