22 May 2024

Businesses celebrate after making 2022 REYTAs shortlist

A number of businesses and attractions in our region are eagerly anticipating this year’s Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs) after finding out they had made the shortlist of finalists.

Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) revealed the list of 73 businesses and attractions across the region that will be represented at the glittering awards night at Bridlington Spa on Thursday, November 10.

This year is the 12th time the awards have been held and they are being run in association with the national Visit England Awards. Eligible winners will be automatically put forward to the national Visit England Awards for Excellence 2023.

Little Otchan Glamping in Halsham and Patrington Haven are up for Remarkable Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year, while Leafy Seadragon in Hornsea is among those nominated for the Remarkable Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award.

Puffins Galore!, which has seen colourful sculptures attract people to locations up and down the east coast, is named on the shortlist for Remarkable Experience of the Year.

In the Remarkable Local Producer Award, Staal Smokehouse of Long Riston is shortlisted, while Pasture House Holiday Cottages in Brandesburton and the Paddock Pods at Homeland, Bewholme, are both named in the Remarkable New Tourism Business of the Year category. Pasture House is also up for the Remarkable Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year award, as is Starlight Hideaway in Skeffling.

On the shortlist for the Remarkable Resilience and Innovation Award are Goxhill Meadows Eco Friendly Glamping Site and Mr Moo’s Yorkshire Dairy Ice Cream Parlour in Skipsea.

Meanwhile, Burton Constable Hall is among the nominees for Remarkable Visitor Attraction of the Year, and Beverley Puppet Festival, which attracted more than 10,000 visitors, is through to the final of the Remarkable Tourism Event of the Year. The event is up against an array of new and established tourism events which also include Tribfest, the world’s biggest tribute band music festival, set in the historic grounds of Sledmere House.

Visit Hull and East Yorkshire said it had been “stunned” by the quality of entries.

Will Hall, tourism manager at VHEY, said: “Tourism plays such an important part in making Hull and East Yorkshire such a wonderful place to live and visit. The feedback we get from day visitors and holidaymakers makes us proud and shows just how far we have come since the first awards were held over 12 years ago.

“This is a remarkable event to celebrate a remarkable industry which contributes almost £1 billion annually to the Hull and East Yorkshire economy and provides employment for over 18,000 people. The awards showcase the very best that Hull and East Yorkshire have to offer.”