Hull and East Yorkshire's best tourist hotspots revealed in REYTAs

The most prestigious tourism gongs were handed out to the industry’s cream of the crop last night.[1] This year’s Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs) hailed the fierce competition between nominees as 500 people packed into the Bonus Arena[2] on Thursday evening. It was the tenth year they have been organised by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) and saw 72 finalists competing in the categories, hailing the best individuals, attractions and hospitality businesses.

Andy Gray, VHEY’s tourism manager, described the ceremony as “a remarkable event to celebrate a remarkable industry which contributes over GBP878m annually to the Hull and East Yorkshire economy.” He added: “This evening provides us with an opportunity to celebrate success and showcase all that is remarkable about Hull and East Yorkshire and the response we have had to the REYTAs this year has once again been incredible, with a record number of entries.”

The REYTAs last night

As well as the regional awards up for grabs, the REYTAs are aligned to the Visit England awards which gave the winners the opportunity of national honours[3]. Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) is a partnership between East Riding of Yorkshire Council[4], Hull City Council and the many private sector businesses within the tourism industry.

Hull and East Yorkshire's best tourist hotspots revealed in REYTAsBempton Cliffs was named Remarkable Visitor Attraction

Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism at Hull City Council[5], said: “Each year the REYTAs celebrate the outstanding businesses and organisations that make our region such a remarkable place to visit and enjoy.

“Congratulations to all the winners and nominees who continue to fly the flag for Hull and East Yorkshire.” Alan Menzies, director of planning and economic regeneration at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, added: “The REYTAs are one of the most eagerly anticipated awards ceremonies on the tourism calendar and I would like to think all those who entered the 2019 awards, commend those short-listed in each of the categories and congratulate the winners.”


Remarkable Bed and Breakfast – The Toll Cottage, Cottingham Remarkable Business Tourism Award – Beyond Events, Hull University

Remarkable Cuppa – Vanessa Delicatessen & Cafe, Beverley. HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nibble @The Dock, Hull Remarkable Food Experience – Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull

Hull and East Yorkshire's best tourist hotspots revealed in REYTAsInside Hotham’s Gin School

Remarkable Holiday Park/Holiday Village – Patrington Haven Leisure Park

Remarkable Hotel – Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby Remarkable Newcomer – Beverley Minster House Remarkable Pub – The Lion and Key, Hull.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Ship Inn, Sewerby

Hull and East Yorkshire's best tourist hotspots revealed in REYTAsThe Lion and Key

Remarkable Restaurant – Tapasya @Marina, Hull Remarkable Self-Catering Provider/Property – Kingfisher Lakes Glamping, Brandesburton Remarkable Taste of East Yorkshire – Atom Brewing Co., Hull

Remarkable Tourism Event – Humber Street Sesh, Hull

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Remarkable Visitor Attraction/Experience – RSPB Bempton Cliffs. HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hull Truck Theatre Remarkable East Yorkshire Passion Award – Graham Chesters

Organisers say the REYTAs would not have been possible without the support of local sponsors, which include the Bonus Arena, Strawberry Marketing, of Hull, The Deep, St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Hospitality Staffing, Wykeland, VIP Worldwide, Hull Daily Mail, Bridlington Tourism Association, the East Yorkshire Local Food Network, East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership, Sparq and Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, of Bishop Wilton.

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