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Send in your nominations for Tourism Superstar 2020

Kevin-Robson-Wild-Dog-outdoors-NorthumberlandNominations are now open for VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar award 2020. Send your Northumberland nominations to us by Friday 20th December.

As you may know, VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar award, now in its ninth year, recognises and celebrates those in the tourism industry who go the extra mile to ensure tourists in England have an amazing and unforgettable visitor experience. Tourism Superstar nominees are passionate about where they work and the destination they live in and consistently set the bar high for the standard of service in England’s tourism industry

As we have done in the past, we would like to invite you to nominate an individual from your local area for the award. I know that some of you are already running your own competitions so just to ensure there are no clashes, and to give you an idea of timeframes, please see the following dates and deadlines:

25 November 2019: VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2020 competition opens

10 January 2020: Deadline for nominations

14 January 2020: Judging panel meets to select the 10 Tourism Superstar 2020 finalists

15 January 2020: The successful individuals and respective DMO’s will be informed they are in the top 10 and that filming will start week commencing 20 January 2020

Between 20 January - 7 February 2020: The 10 finalists will be filmed either in London or in their local area for the Mirror website – members of the public will then be able to watch the video and cast their votes.  The films will also be shown on VisitEngland corporate and social channels

7 March - 21 April 2020: Drive to push voting on Mirror website

18 - 25 April 2020: English Tourism Week 

23 April 2020 – St George’s Day.  The winner will be required to attend an event in London - details TBC

25 April 2020: Winner announced in Saturday’s Mirror

The winner of VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2020 will be invited to attend and receive their award at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020 ceremony in mid-June 2020 - exact date and venue TBC.  Nigel Thompson Travel Editor at the Mirror and Reach Plc will present the award along with the reigning VisitEngland Tourism Superstar

Over the course of the year the Superstar winner may be included in other VisitEngland events

See the video of last year’s finalists on 

To qualify for the Tourism Superstar 2020 competition the nominees must:

- Work for a tourism business or organisation in England and continue to work for that organisation at the time of English Tourism Week

- Be knowledgeable and passionate about the destination they work in and happy to talk about the destination outside of their work remit

- Go above and beyond the call of duty to make the visitor experience memorable 

- Be available and willing to travel to London or be on site at their workplace from 20 January- early February 2020 to be filmed and happy for that film to be posted on the Mirror website for a number of weeks and used on VisitEngland’s social media channels as well as those of their DMO and employer

- Be willing and able to attend an event in London on 23 April 2020 – St George’s Day

- Be available to attend the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020 ceremony in June 2020 - exact date and venue TBC

- Be aware that they have been nominated and happy to participate in any related PR and media opportunities during or post the announcement of the winner

- The 10 finalists will be required to fill in and sign a waiver form to allow VisitEngland rights to the films created

- Previous winners must leave at least one year before applying again

We're keen to hear from you, so send over your nominations by Friday 20th December, get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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