BUDE AREA TOURIST BOARD – MEDIA RELEASE:
Flying the flag for Cornish tourism!
The ever-popular North Cornwall resort of Bude is brimming with good cheer today as it has just scooped Bronze Award for Best UK Coastal Resort in the 2014 British Travel Awards (BTAs). Held last night at London’s Battersea Evolution, hosted by stand-up/writer/performer Russell Kane, the glittering awards are recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry.
Voted for exclusively by the travelling public, bright and beachy Bude beat the likes of Newquay, St Ives, Whitby, Brighton, Weymouth and Blackpool to win this recognised ‘Benchmark of Excellence’.
The award itself was accepted by Malcolm Bell from ‘I Love Cornwall’ on behalf of the Bude Area Tourist Board. Mark Hibbard from the Tourist Board commented, “We are so delighted to win this coveted award against such stiff competition. Bude is truly an all-round resort, with something to offer everybody, regardless of age. We know it’s a fabulous destination, but it means so much to have received this accolade, especially since it’s voted for by the travelling public – thank you!”
Bude was in good company at the Venetian-themed awards ceremony with Cornwall itself scooping the Gold award for Best UK Holiday Region and the Eden Project winning Best UK Leisure Attraction.
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Bude, North Cornwall
The first stop in Cornwall, Bude was the sunniest place in the UK during 2013 (and again for several dates in 2014). The area has a laid-back charm that has not been spoiled by development and is traditional in a cherished way.
There are oodles of beautiful beaches, spectacular views and unique natural attractions including the highest cliffs in Cornwall and one of the few sea canals in the country. Other highlights include the Sea Pool, the Life Saving School (established back in 1955) and the famous annual Jazz Festival.
Bude is large enough to provide a good range of facilities with a choice of accommodation, shops, restaurants and sports facilities, yet has avoided the attention of chain hotels, eateries and bars. The nightlife is quiet, relaxed and low-key. They say good things come in small packages – they certainly do when it comes to Bude! www.visitbude.info
About The British Tourism Awards
The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK created to reward the best companies in travel. Voted for by the travelling public, a record-breaking 1.25million votes were cast in 2014 alone.
The British Travel Awards are easily the most recognisable of all travel industry accolades amongst consumer and industry professionals alike with categories spanning all types of holiday experience – transport, destination, cruise, customer service, and accommodation.
The British Travel Awards symbol is the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business. The 2014 BTAs took place on 26 November at Battersea Evolution. www.britishtourismawards.com
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