Cornwall is the UK’s favourite destination

Posted in topic Holiday industry news on 1st June 2016

Cornwall is the UK’s best holiday destination – and that’s official.

The county was named as the top destination for UK holidays for the seventh year in a row at the British Travel Awards 2015.

Having first secured the title in 2009, Cornwall has enjoyed unrivalled success once again by claiming the majority of the public vote to outshine competition from across the country and hold onto its well-worn crown.

“Well done Cornwall! To be named as the nation’s favourite holiday destination for seven years is a truly incredible achievement,” said Malcolm Bell, chief executive of Visit Cornwall. “Each and every person involved in tourism in Cornwall should be proud of this award. It represents strength in our product, brand and future and is a powerful message to be able to shout across the world.

“Thank you to everyone that has contributed to Cornwall’s success and of course, to those who voted.”
Making it an impressive triple gold win for Cornwall the Eden Project also won Best UK Leisure Attraction for a fifth year and Bude was victorious as Best UK Coastal Resort.

“We couldn’t be more delighted with this award. All the vision and local investment that is going into the Bude area – creating new places to eat, places to stay and exciting things to do for visitors to Bude, is clearly appealing to day visitors and holiday visitors alike,” said Mark Hibbard, Tourism Officer and a Director of Bude Area Tourist Board.

“The fact that this award is voted for by visitors makes it all the more special. We represent many Bude tourism businesses working together to provide a thriving and continually improving visitor destination – we look forward to welcoming even more visitors in 2016!”