Hull Scoops an International Creative Tourism Award

Creative Tourism Award
Hull has been named ‘Best Creative Destination’ 2017 in a recent awards ceremony by Creative Tourism Network.

The organisation, which aims to recognise and promote creative, friendly destinations around the world, identified Hull as the top creative destination alongside the Aegean Islands of Greece.

The Jury, who had a difficult task working through 205 applications across just five categories, highlighted the way Hull ‘is using the culture and the creativity to regenerate its attractiveness by offering new experiences for both residents and tourists alike. This offer perfectly fits to the new profile of travellers that are the creative tourists, eagers to live authentic and quality experiences which make them feel as “ephemeral residents”.’

Councillor Terry Geraghty, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Tourism said:

“I’m delighted to see that the Creative Tourism Network has recognised the hard work of public and private organisations, including Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, to make Hull a world-class visitor destination.

“We have seen a huge upturn in tourist visits to Hull during our year as UK City of Culture, and hope to see it continue in 2018 and beyond.”

Creative Tourism Network recognised the city’s assets and best practices for the interaction created between creative industries and local communities, guaranteeing sustainable development.

The judging panel also ‘valued the way the project relied on a rich partnership between Hull City Council and Visit Hull & East Yorkshire and over 80 other partners, creating this way a strong value chain for the destination as well as for the territory.’

 

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