The awards showcase the work of organisations across Lincolnshire that have demonstrated outstanding innovation, commitment, and leadership in the tourism industry over the past year.
Lincoln Cathedral continues to welcome tens of thousands of visitors annually for services, events and to enjoy the inspiring history and heritage of this unique building. The addition of the new visitor centre which opened in 2021 has created additional visitor facilities including new exhibition and learning spaces, a changing places toilet, a new shop and café and beautifully landscaped green spaces.
Speaking about the nomination, Samantha Mellows, Director of Visitor Experience and Enterprise at the Cathedral said, “We’re absolutely delighted to be nominated as Experience of the Year. Ensuring a warm welcome is at the heart of the Cathedral’s mission and our whole team is dedicated to ensuring everyone that visits Lincoln Cathedral for any reason has the best experience possible.”
She added, “Of course we’d be delighted to win, and we’ve got our fingers crossed, but there are some amazing businesses nominated across all of the award categories, and we wish everyone the very best of luck. Lincolnshire is a fantastic county with a diverse and inspiring offering for visitors. We look forward to continuing to work with colleagues across the tourism and hospitality sector to encourage visitors from across the UK and beyond to come and experience for themselves all that we have to offer.”
Charlotte Goy, Chief Executive of Destination Lincolnshire, said, “Created to shine a light on businesses across the county, the Destination Lincolnshire Tourism Excellence Awards celebrate every aspect of the visitor economy – I’m thrilled to see so many fantastic businesses from across Greater Lincolnshire shortlisted in this year’s celebration of tourism. I truly hope to see more of our incredible Lincolnshire businesses represented on the national stage at next year’s VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence.”
The winner of the Destination Lincolnshire Tourism Excellence Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony at The Engine Shed in Lincoln, on 12th October.