Tourism awards launched

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Tourism businesses in the Melton borough are being urged to enter a prestigious annual awards event.

Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards 2015 will be announced on Thursday November 5.

Categories include business tourism, bed and breakfast, holiday park, small hotel, small visitor attraction, sustainable tourism and tourism pub.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday September 30.

To request an application form or to register an interest in attending a workshop on how to effectively complete an application, email or call 0116 2254009.

Corin Crane, LLEP Director and Leicester Business Festival Steering Group member, said: “This is a real opportunity to celebrate local tourism and get word out there, across the UK and around the world, that we are not only open for business but a fantastic place to come and to make it happen.”