Aberdeen City and Shire awards deadline extended until May 6th

Stephen Gow (Chairman of the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards)

 THE Aberdeen City and Shire Thistle Awards (ACSTA) has announced an extension of the submission deadline for 2024 entries until 6pm on Monday, May 6th, giving tourism and hospitality stars extra time to shine.

ACSTA organisers are on the hunt for entries that break the mould and redefine excellence in tourism. They are seeking entries from those leading the charge in innovation, paving the way for inclusive tourism, operating the friendliest B&Bs, and championing climate action. ​ There are 15 categories in total in the 2024 awards.

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Chairman Stephen Gow, MI FiH said: “We’ve extended the deadline to 6pm on 6 May to give businesses more time to compose their entries. The awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the diverse talents and contributions within our community. So, whether you’re a boutique hotel, a family-run B&B or an eco-conscious tour operator, we encourage you to seize this chance to shine.

“We are especially keen to receive entries in the categories of Innovation in Tourism, Inclusive Tourism, B & Bs and Climate Action, as these are areas that reflect the diversity and creativity of our region’s tourism and hospitality sector.”

Stephen adds, “The Awards are a great opportunity to showcase your achievements, reward your team, and raise your profile locally and nationally. They are also a chance to benchmark yourself against the best in the industry and to learn from the best practices of others. Whether you are a small business or the local presence of a national or multinational business, a new entrant or a previous winner, a solo operator or have a significant team, we encourage you to enter and share your story with us.”

Entries for the Aberdeen City and Shire Thistle Awards are free and can be made online at www.acsta.co.uk until 6pm on Monday 6 May. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen on 20 September 2024, and will go on to represent the region at the national Thistle Awards later in the year.

The Aberdeen City and Shire Thistle Awards (ACSTA) celebrates excellence in tourism, recognising outstanding contributions from businesses and individuals across Aberdeen City and Shire. ACSTA is dedicated to promoting innovation, inclusivity, and sustainability within the tourism industry, showcasing the best of what the region has to offer.

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