Serenity basks in awards success

Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours has expressed delight at winning a silver award at the North East Tourism Awards.

Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 8:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:41 am

Co-owner Andrew Douglas said: “We are all delighted with the award and just goes to show you that with a little hard work you can achieve anything.

The award for guided tour of the year was presented by Radio Newcastle presenter Alfie Joey at Newcastle Civic Centre’s Banqueting Hall.

“I could not believe we were nominated never mind winning the silver award,” said Andrew. “If it was not for all our hard working staff we would never have achieved such an honour.

“The North East of England has a fantastic tourism on offer and to be a part of it is something special. The Guided Tour Award was hotly-contested and to win a Silver Award for a small company from the little village of Seahouses is something to be very proud of.

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“We are so lucky to do a job in such a beautiful part of the North East, and to show tourists from all over the world what we have to offer, which gives us so much pleasure and enjoyment, which have brought us this award!”

Playing a major role in showcasing the range of high quality tourism businesses and experiences on offer to visitors across the North East, the awards have continued to grow year on year. Of the 143 entries this year, over 60 businesses (42% of entrants) entered the awards for the first time.