Yorkshire tourism recognised at the White Rose awards, Royal Armouries, Leeds,

PUBLISHED: 11:09 13 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:20 20 February 2013

Yorkshire tourism recognised at the White Rose awards, Royal Armouries, Leeds,

Yorkshire tourism recognised at the White Rose awards, Royal Armouries, Leeds,

More than 800 guests gathered for the 'tourism oscars' at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, organised by the tourism agency, Welcome to Yorkshire.

Awards were made in 15 categories covering all aspects of the industry including Tourism Experience of the Year which was won by The Railway Children, an unusual collaboration between York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum.

Linda Banks from Wakefield Tourist Information Centre proved she had the warmest welcome by winning the Outstanding Customer Service Award.

Barbara Woroncow OBE, Chair of the judges said: White Rose Award winners are proof of the excellence that exists in our region. Their commitment to raising standards of service and levels of expectation has resulted in Yorkshires continuing and rising success as a destination.

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire added: The standard of entrants at this years awards has surpassed our expectations and I know the judges have had a really tough job.

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