Tuesday, 28 September 2010


Margate’s Visitor Information Centre has been shortlisted as a finalist for the second year running in the Beautiful South Awards for Tourism Excellence 2010.

The awards are now into their 20th year and recognise a range of tourism services, from hotels and attractions, to events and tourism experiences.

The council’s team will be competing against other centres in Burford, Oxfordshire, Rye in East Sussex and Winchester in Hampshire for the Tourist Information Service of the Year award.

To be shortlisted, the judges were looking for clear evidence of professionalism and commitment to customer service, comprehensive literature, how accessible the centres were to people and how well the teams work with other organisations.

Cllr. Martin Wise, Cabinet Member for Commercial Services, said: “This latest achievement once again proves what an excellent service our Visitor Information team are providing. The service has undergone changes over the last year, because of the need to reduce the amount the council spends. Thanks to the help of local organisations, like the Broadstairs Tourism and Leisure Association and Ramsgate Town Council, there is still high quality provision for visitors available throughout the area, with our new key information points, self-service kiosks in both towns and our popular mobile service, visiting major events throughout the season.”

The team will find out on Thursday 21 October if they have been successful.

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