London scooped the awards at the UKinbound Awards for Excellence at a glittering ceremony in Belfast, with the capital's promotional organisation taking away two of the top industry awards.
Louisa Myers, London & Partners UK leisure tourism marketing manager was named the Industry's Rising Star and the Leisure Marketing team was awarded Destination Marketing Company of the Year.
The UKinbound Awards for Excellence are voted for by the UKinbound membership in recognition of quality and services to the UKinbound Tourism industry.
Gordon Innes, ceo London & Partners commented: 'These well-deserved accolades demonstrate the incredible hard work the team has put in to promoting the capital. To have their work recognised by the industry is a fantastic boost for the team and our company at the start of an amazing year for London.'
200 captains of the UK inbound and domestic sector gathered at the UKinbound convention to discuss an array of critical issues facing the industry and provided unbeatable networking opportunities with a variety of B2B business sessions. The Convention culminated in an all-important Gala dinner and awards ceremony where the following were awarded the following:
• Tour Operator of the Year - JacTravel
• Individual Attraction of the Year – St Paul's Cathedral
• Destination Marketing Company of the Year - London & Partners
• Hotel Group of the Year – Marriott Hotels
• Independent Hotel of the Year – Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill
• Sightseeing Provider of the Year – The Leisure Pass Group
• Service Provider of the Year - Made
• Retail Destination of the Year - Westfield
• Travel Trade Event of the Year – World Travel Market
• Industry Rising Star Award – Louisa Myers, London & Partners
• Chairman's Award in Recognition of Services to UK Tourism – Kelly Strong, Strong Recruitment
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Image: Louisa Myers, UK leisure tourism marketing manager and Kirsty Glynn, leisure tourism marketing executive collect their awards from Rita Beckwith – chairman of UKinbound and managing director, City Cruises