Visit London has announced BT as the new title sponsor of its tourism awards.
The 2009 BT Visit London awards will be open to the tourism industry and this year’s ceremony will take place at Westfield London, 5 November.
VL interim CEO Sally Chatterjee, expects to attract “even more award submissions from across the industry”.
The 15 awards categories include ‘Business Venue of the Year’, ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ and two new ones for 2009: ‘Corporate Event of the Year’ and Consumer Event of the Year’.
BT group marketing and brand director Suzi Williams, says: “We understand the importance of tourism to the economy in London, and this will grow in the build up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. The BT Visit London awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate everything London has to offer.”
Venue Westfield London will celebrate its first year at the end of October.
Deadline for entries is 5 August.