They love us – New Forest scores in the TripAdvisor Awards

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They love us – New Forest scores in the TripAdvisor Awards

Every year the world’s largest travel site hands out its awards to the hotels, restaurants, activities and events that its users have most enjoyed visiting.

This year, members of the New Forest Tourism Association have scooped an amazing 66 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, made up of some 44 accommodation providers, 13 attractions, activities and events members and nine restaurants. More than 240 businesses were awarded the accolade across The New Forest as a whole.

Apart from being great news for the hardworking business owners, it’s also excellent news for the region’s visitors and residents. With many top-notch enterprises looking after their needs – from superb accommodation, great restaurants and some truly memorable days out – they can be assured of a perfect day out or longer stay.

Among the well-deserved accommodation winners are Forest Lodge, Burley Manor, Careys Manor, Lime Wood Hotel, Broadcroft B&B, the Montagu Arms Hotel, Oakdene Forest Park, Sandy Balls Holiday Village, The Cloud Hotel, The Beaulieu Hotel and Moorhill House Hotel. Restaurants at The Pig, Lime Wood and The Montagu Arms also scooped the award. Attractions and experiences include Escape Yachting, Beaulieu, Hurst Castle, New Forest Activities, The New Forest Tour, Forest Leisure Cycling and Cyclexperience.

Anthony Climpson, Destination Manager, said: “The New Forest works hard to give all of its visitors the best possible experience to deliver memorable holidays and days out.

“This is recognition of all the businesses’ hard work; it proves we’re achieving the highest possible standards and we are justly proud of our position as a leading visitor destination.”

Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor said “With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers.

“This recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travellers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”


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