Well Cornwall’s done it again and while it is no secret to those of us lucky enough to live here, Cornwall has again, been voted as the Best UK Holiday Destination in the British Travel Awards 2014 and that makes it 6 years on the trot!
Having won the award every year since 2009 Cornwall goes from strength to strength. Once again Cornwall shunned competition from the likes of Northumberland, the Lakes and our only neighbour, Devon to take the top spot as the visitor destination of choice.
“The love for Cornwall shows no sign of abating. As well as boasting a very loyal and passionate visitor base, Cornwall is well-known for turning first-time visitors into lifelong fans. Holding the title for six years is real cause for celebration for everyone involved in the industry, it represents value in our product and strength in the Cornwall brand,” enthuses Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall, who was at the award ceremony in London (on 26 November) to collect the trophy on behalf of Cornwall.
The British Travel Awards is the largest such programme in the UK. Created to award the best companies and destinations in the UK Travel industry – with over 1 million votes cast by over 100,000 industry experts and the public. Cornwall managed to cement its number one position by winning several othercatogries too.
The Eden Project triumphed by retaining its gold title in the Best UK Leisure Attraction category for the fourth year running and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall picked up silver for the Best UK Heritage Attraction for a second year. Bude added further to Cornwall’s success by taking bronze for Best UK Coastal Resort.
For more information on these awards, visit www.britishtravelawards.com.
I guess the only question that remains is; where do the Cornish go on holiday?