Drayton Manor Park gets the Gold at the 2016 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Drayton Manor Park is celebrating after picking up five accolades at the prestigious NFU Mutual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.

The awards were handed out at a lunch ceremony that was hosted at Alton Towers Resort on 15 November.

The family-run theme park picked up Gold in the Best Tourism Experience of the Year category for the infamous Drayton Manor Park Magical Christmas event 2015, which saw thousands of people descend on the park to celebrate this wonderfully festive time of year.

The park’s second Gold of the day came in the Business Tourism category for providing exemplary service for all business visitors and delegates at not only the park but also the state-of-the-art hotel. The four-star Drayton Manor Park Hotel complex also scooped Silver in the Hotel of Year category, a great step up from last year’s Highly Commended.

The park was also Highly Commended in both the Large Visitor Attraction category, for venues inviting more than 50,000 visitors a year and the Inclusive Tourism award for Drayton Manor’s continuing commitment to excellence in accessibility.

William Bryan, managing director of Drayton Manor Park, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to once again receive such recognition for our contributions to tourism in Staffordshire. To pick up two Golds, a Silver and to be Highly Commended twice is all down to the hard work and dedication of our team without whom this wouldn’t be possible.”

The Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards are an annual celebration of tourism in the county, which reward entrants for their commitment to delivering excellent customer service, training and skills for employees, sustainability and environment; along with the entrants’ proactivity and dedication to best practice, quality of service and product.

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