Visit York Tourism Awards 2020 Award Category Sponsorship

Now in it's 23rd year the Visit York Tourism Awards are seen as an achievement of excellence in the industry.

The Visit York Tourism Awards celebrate excellence in the tourism industry, as well as rewarding individuals and companies who offer outstanding service, innovation and quality to York's 7 million visitors each year. It is a fabulous evening for anyone working in the tourism sector and provides the opportunity to network with 500 guests, including hoteliers, attractions, retailers as well as key players in the tourism industry.

Taking place on Thursday 23rd April 2020, at the National Railway Museum York, the awards for 2020 are headline sponsored by LNER. The awards are a great opportunity to promote brand awareness and align your brand image with supporting excellence.

New for 2020

Our awards will once again be re-aligning with the Visit England Awards. Therefore entrants must have won a regional award in order to progress through to the Visit England Awards. This is an important change and we anticipate a higher number entrants all striving for national glory.

The 2020 Categories

We have 17 awards for the 2020 ceremony, all of which are available for sponsorship at £1,000+vat each. Those with (VE) indicate which categories are eligible to proceed through to Visit England Awards.

  • B&B or Guest House of the Year (VE)
  • Camping/Glamping/Holiday Park of the Year (VE)
  • Large Hotel of the Year (VE)
  • Small Hotel of the Year (VE)
  • Pub of the Year (VE)
  • Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year (VE)
  • Large Attraction of the Year (VE)
  • Small Attraction of the Year (VE)
  • New Tourism Business of the Year (VE)
  • Taste of York Award (VE)
  • Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award (VE)
  • Business Events Venue of the Year (VE)
  • International Tourism Award (VE)
  • Experience of the Year (VE)
  • Shop of the Year
  • Event of the Year
  • Tourism Champion 2020 sponsored by LNER
A few winners and attendees from the Visit York Tourism Awards 2019

The Award Category Sponsorship Package includes:

  • Choice of Award Category
  • Logo on the Visit York Tourism Awards Website
  • Profiling in pre-event publicity to over 1,000 York Business as a Category Award Sponsor
  • Visit York Tourism Awards Sponsor logo that you can use on your marketing collateral
  • Social Media coverage related to the Visit York Tourism Awards 2020
  • Two complimentary tickets for the awards ceremony (opportunity to upgrade this to a full table of 10 guests for an additional £500+vat)
  • Opportunity to present award to winner of your category
  • Company logo on the AV Presentation slide for your category
  • Company logo and 15 word business strapline in the awards programme alongside the category finalists
  • Networking opportunity during the evening
  • Inclusion in the winners news release
  • First refusal on Visit York Tourism Awards 2021 sponsorship

Why sponsor?

  • Direct exposure to York's Thriving Tourism Sector
  • Networking opportunity at the awards evening
  • Show support for local businesses in York
  • Promotion of excellence in the Tourism Sector in York
  • Association with a renowned and high profile event recognising excellent practice
  • Opportunity to present to the award winner and use in your PR promotions

Promotion Information

We will utilise a programme of targeted communications to ensure high visability of the Visit York Tourism Awards to Visit York's 1,000 strong membership and 1,800 key business contacts in York and Yorkshire

We will ensure that the Visit York Tourism Awards is covered locally and regionally, working closely with local print and broadcast media to ensure maximum coverage

The Visit York Tourism awards dedicated webpages benefits from being part of visityork.org which receives over 140,000 unique visits per month.

If you think your business will benefit from being associated with the Visit York Tourism Awards 2020 get in touch today with our Partnerships Manager to discuss award category sponsorship.

Our 2019 Winners

To discuss Award Category Sponsorship please contact:

Faye Davis, Partnerships Manager


01904 554620/ 07525737759