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Send in your nominations for Tourism Superstar 2019

Kevin-Robson-Wild-Dog-outdoors-NorthumberlandNominations are now open for VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar award 2019. Send your Northumberland nominations to us by Friday 7th December.


As you may know, VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar award, now in its eighth 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:


14 December 2018: Deadline for nominations

21 December 2018 or before: The successful individuals and respective DMO’s will be informed they are in the top10 and that filming will take place during January 2019

Between 7 January – 8 February 2019: The ten 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 and also for VistEngland’s ‘Faces of England films’ to be used on VisitEngland social channels both corporate and consumer

20 February – 3 April 2019: Drive to push voting on Mirror website

30 March – 7 April 2019: English Tourism Week

6 April 2019: Winner announced in Saturday’s Mirror

During English Tourism Week from 30 March - 7 April 2019: All 10 Tourism Superstar finalists will be invited to attend the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 30 anniversary celebration in London date and venue TBC.

The winner of VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2019 will be invited to attend a lunch towards the end of April at a London restaurant.  Nigel Thompson and a senior VisitEngland Executive will be present, date and venue TBC.


See the video of last year’s finalists on


To qualify the Tourism Superstar 2019 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 a holiday experience to remember for visitors

Be available and willing to travel to London during early January to be filmed and happy for that film to be posted on the Mirror website for a number of weeks

Be available to attend the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Celebration during English Tourism Week 2019 30 March – 7 April 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 ten finalists will be required to fill in and sign a waiver form to allow VisitEngland rights to the films we create.


Send your Northumberland nominations to Northumberland Tourism by Friday 7th December: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





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