Chester Zoo was crowned the Large Visitor Attraction of The Year at this year’s prestigious VisitEngland Tourism awards
The prestigious VisitEngland Excellence Awards, which have been running for more than 30 years, took place this week – Wednesday 8 June – at the Library of Birmingham and were hosted by broadcaster and author, Clare Balding.
Championing innovation, quality and best practice across the business industry, the awards recognise organisations and individuals who raise the bar of England’s tourism offering.
Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were selected from hundreds of applicants across England including hotels, self-catering accommodation, B&Bs, glamping operators, attractions, restaurants, pubs and museums.
On the night, the zoo took home two awards and we were praised for our efforts in overcoming the covid-19 pandemic while also offering visitors a world class day out!
“As one of the world’s leading charity zoos, we put everything into our conservation work both here in the UK and globally. Our huge team live and breathe wildlife conservation – from our animal and plant care, to our scientific breakthroughs, our policy work in government, through to our education programmes that are helping people from all walks of life to learn about nature. We’re fighting to tackle the root causes of wildlife decline, doing whatever it takes to create a brighter future for endangered species around the world.”
Jamie Christon, CEO
Chester Zoo was representing the county of Cheshire at the national VisitEngland awards after automatically being selected, following two successful award wins at the Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards earlier in the year.
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