More than 80 tourism related businesses from Felixstowe joined together at Manning Amusements to launch the resort’s 2018 holiday season – and a new award to celebrate its attractions.
Nick Barber, chairman of the Visit Felixstowe Tourism Working Group, announced the six nominees shortlisted for the town’s first Tourism Award to celebrate its tourist industry by rewarding an organisation or business which has excelled during the past year.
These are Felixstowe Pier – which opened just last summer, Felixstowe Museum, the Festival of Fabric, the Felixstowe Carnival Proms Concert, Felixstowe Ferry Golf Course and the Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend.
“We are so overwhelmed by the support of this second launch event, which has doubled in attendance,” commented Helen Greengrass, Felixstowe Forward change director.
“It is great that so many of our Felixstowe tourism-based businesses and organisations have come together to work in partnership and offer great days by the sea for everyone in 2018. A big thank you to everyone who came along to support this event.”
The winner will be announced at the annual town meeting held at the Felixstowe Academy on 9 May.