Some of the shining stars in the tourism industry were recognized through the presentation of Tourism Excellence Awards on Feb. 28.
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador hosted the annual Tourism Excellence Awards Gala as the grand finale to the 36th annual Conference and Trade Show, held in Gander Feb. 26-28.
“Newfoundland and Labrador’s tourism industry is built on the hard work and vision of some of our province’s most innovative and passionate entrepreneurs,” says Hospitality NL chair, Larry Laite. “They believe in the value of sharing our natural and cultural wonders with the world, while at the same time preserving our history, and their dedication to growing this industry is second to none.”
Award recipients include:
— H. Clayton Sparkes Accommodator Award of Excellence – The Old Salt Box Co.
— CBDC Tourism Business Award of Excellence – Farm & Market at Clarenville Inn
— Tourism Innovator Award – Twillingate & Beyond Inc.
— Tourism Champion Award – Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador
— Tourism Corporate Partner Award – Shorefast
— Cultural Tourism Award – Northern Lights Dog Sledding
— Tourism Achievement Award – Tineke & Marieke Gow, Artisan Inn & Vacation Homes and Twine Loft Dining
— Cruise Vision Award – Town of Francois