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Isle of Wight firms up for tourism prizes

Fri 26 Oct 2012

Isle of Wight firms up for tourism prizes

Isle of Wight attractions are in the running for accolades at a ceremony organised by Tourism South East.

Its steam railway, tree climbing company Goodleaf and an eco-friendly cottage in Shorwell are all included on the shortlist for the Beautiful South Awards, the Isle of Wight County Press reports.

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is up for the large attraction category, while the cottage and Gollrad are competing for sustainable tourism and best tourism gongs respectively.

Winners will be announced on November 28th and managing director of Tourism South East Peter Colling described the standard this year as "exceptional".

"In the current economic climate, it is more important than ever to provide an outstanding visitor experience and we are delighted to recognise their efforts," he remarked.

The steam railway, located in Havenstreet, is running a series of special events next week to coincide with half term, including twice-daily magic shows, a Halloween Treasure Hunt and a spooky maze.

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