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Manchester Tourism Awards 2006

Marketing Manchester is pleased to announce the launch of the Manchester Tourism Awards 2006

Marketing Manchester is pleased to announce the launch of the Manchester Tourism Awards 2006. For the third year running the awards will celebrate the best of the city-region’s growing tourism and leisure industry.

Organised with the support of the Northwest Development Agency (NWDA), the award ceremony will take place at Manchester’s MICC GMEX on the 2nd February 2006.

This year sees a new category, sponsored by the Manchester Evening News. In recognition of the role played by Greater Manchester residents in contributing to tourism in the region, the Manchester Recommends Award, gives readers of the MEN the chance to reward an element of the tourism industry they feel particularly proud of.

Recommendations for this award could include attractions, a place of beauty, a restaurant, arts venue or hotel. It could even be an individual such as a chef, a tour guide or a member of bar staff.

Featuring a further 12 categories, ranging from Large Hotel of the Year to Best Event of the Year, the awards will recognise levels of investment in quality and outstanding contributions to tourism.

Winners of the awards will automatically be entered in the Northwest Regional Awards. The winners of the regional awards will, in turn, be entered for the national Enjoy England Excellence Awards, representing England’s Northwest.

The awards are being supported by a number of high profile sponsors including:

  • Business Tourism Award of the Year – British Airways
  • Large Visitor Attraction – Virgin Trains
  • Best Event – Manchester Arndale
  • Large Hotel – NCP Manchester

Melissa Marriott, commercial director, Marketing Manchester, comments:

‘Following the success of last year’s award ceremony, we are delighted to announce the launch of the 2006 Manchester Tourism Awards. With the support of the sponsors and the NWDA, the awards provide the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the continuous hard work of all those who contribute to the growing success of Greater Manchester as a tourist destination.’