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B&B category added to 2018 tourism awards

PUBLISHED: 08:05 21 August 2017

Thetford Forest Park on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Thetford Forest Park on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk.

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With just a week left to enter the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018, an exciting new category has been added aimed at owner run bed and breakfasts.

Ryan's Insurance marketing manager Tracy Healey. Picture: Ryan's InsuranceRyan's Insurance marketing manager Tracy Healey. Picture: Ryan's Insurance

Organisers of the annual tourism awards said the category was added due to the popularity of bed and breakfasts in the region.

The Best Bed & Breakfast category is sponsored by Ryan’s Insurance.

The company’s marketing manager Tracy Healey said it

was an award open to owner

run bed and breakfasts with

six rooms or less.

She said: “Customer care should be at the forefront of the business with a commitment to excellence in all areas – from catering to accommodation.

“Judges will be looking for evidence of outstanding hospitality and the quality of breakfast on offer. The owners should live on site and the establishment must have the feel of a private home.”

The company said it had chosen to support the EADT & EDP Tourism Awards as the industry was thriving in Norfolk and Suffolk.

“The region has so much to offer visitors from great attractions to the best accommodation and we are

proud to be involved in rewarding businesses in this diverse yet exciting sector.”

When it comes to picking a winner for the category, Ryan’s said it would be looking for entrants that could demonstrate their commitment to customer care and attention to detail but also offer that ‘home from home’ feel for their guests.

In a statement the company said: “Ryan’s are delighted to be sponsoring the Bed & Breakfast category in the EADT & EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards.

“Ryan’s have been based in Suffolk for over 40 years and we have been providing specialist insurance cover for Bed & Breakfasts for almost 20 years. By sponsoring this award we hope it will show our commitment to our customers and to the industry.”

There are 11 categories in total that are open for public nomination or businesses to enter. The winners will be announced at a black tie event in February to be held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds.

For tickets, contact the events team on 01603 772371 or visit www.tourismawards.co.uk.

Enter or nominate your favourite tourism business online at

www.tourismawards.co.uk

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