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‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ Award presented at Tamar Valley AONB Annual Forum

The Tamar Valley AONB team was delighted to receive an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ award at their Annual Forum in February.

The trophy, from the South West Tourism Excellence Awards was presented to all 20 protected landscapes in the South West, of which the Tamar Valley AONB is one, in recognition of why visitors choose the region as a destination, and the contribution this makes to the economy.

Chris Parsons and Stephi Juckes from Coast Communications, St Mellion, presented the trophy, sponsored by South West Tourism Alliance, in front of an audience of 60 delegates. Chair of the Tamar Valley AONB Partnership, Cllr Neil Burden, said; “We are delighted to receive this award, but it’s not just for us. This recognises the huge amount of work and effort put in by TAVATA, Drawn to the Valley, Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership, Tamar Community Trust, Tamar TLC and many others who help to keep our Valley the special place it is, so that visitors want to keep coming back”.

As a special thank you to TAVATA in recognition of their dedication, support and sheer hard work towards tourism in the Tamar Valley over many years, the AONB commissioned a second trophy that they presented to TAVATA at their recent Committee meeting.