The Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards has announced its shortlist to recognise excellence across the City Region’s tourism and hospitality industry, and it’s fantastic to see that Darkstar Laser has been shortlisted in three of the categories.
They are in the running for Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year, Independent Tourism Business of the Year and Sam Harrison, a senior marshal at the venue has been shortlisted for Tourism Young Person of the Year.
Lynn Ben-Yousef from Darkstar Laser said, “This is such a fantastic achievement to be able to not only compete, but be shortlisted ahead of other amazing attractions across Merseyside.
“It is the perfect timing to shine a light on the towns tourism attractions and all of our achievements and assets at the heart of the town. Darkstar attrac’st over 80,000 visitors a year with 75% of those coming from outside the town.
“We are particularly pleased about Sam’s nomination, it is a fantastic opportunity to inspire young people in the workplace to meet their full potential. Sam Harrison, 18 years old, is one of only 6 young people in the whole city region to be shortlisted for the award, so to team Darkstar, he is already a winner!
“While it is very encouraging to see all the positive vibes around the regeneration of the town centre, I think it would be good to remind people that there are already great venues in this town.
“After an investment of £1.5 million in the height of the recession, we are still going strong and holding our own amongst what the whole of Merseyside has to offer.”
The awards ceremony also includes The People’s Choice Award. This is the only category voted for by the public, recognising tourism businesses achieving excellence in customer service across the Liverpool City Region.
You can vote for your favourite business now by visiting the link below and telling them why they should be crowned winner on the 24 May.
More about the awards
Every year the judging panel sifts through hundreds of applications to narrow down the very best in the business.
These businesses will now go forward to the final judging panel ahead of the glittering awards ceremony on 24 May 2018. The panel have the difficult task of deciding who will be crowned winners in their respective categories at the black-tie event taking place at St George’s Hall.
The event helps celebrate the region’s £4.3bn visitor economy, with over 500 people set to attend the event this year.
Henry Brown, Head of Ticket Quarter, one of the sponsors, said: “Ticket Quarter is honoured to be the Associate Sponsor of this prestigious awards ceremony as we celebrate the success of the visitor economy. Our region prides itself on the strength of our tourism and cultural offering and at Ticket Quarter our mission is to remove any barriers to discovering what’s on and to ensuring that our region’s offer is accessible to all.
The Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards gives us all the opportunity to reflect on how important it is that we all work together to continue to promote our dynamic destination.”
Sponsors this year already include Ticket Quarter, ACC Liverpool, Albert Dock, Expedia, Liverpool BID Company, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Marketing Liverpool, Merseyrail, NatWest, Wild Thang and Wirral Chamber of Commerce.
For more information about the awards, or to reserve your tickets, please visit www.lcrtourismawards.com or contact Eventful Events on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0844 809 4399.