Doncaster tourist centre in line for honour

Steve Kimber from The Blue Building Tourist Information prepares to serve Yorkshire Tea on 1st August 2012 to celebrate TYorkshire Day
Steve Kimber from The Blue Building Tourist Information prepares to serve Yorkshire Tea on 1st August 2012 to celebrate TYorkshire Day
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Doncaster’s Tourist Information Centre has been shortlisted for a top honour.

The Blue Building on High Street has been named in the Visitor Information category of the White Rose Awards 2013.

It is the second tourism award for Doncaster Council this year - in May the authority won gold in the ‘place branding’ category of the prestigious national LG Communications Reputation Awards 2013 for its work in rebranding the borough as a visitor destination.

The annual White Rose Awards are run by Welcome to Yorkshire and recognise excellence in the region’s tourism sector.

The ceremony will takes place on Monday, November 11, at New Dock Hall in Leeds.

The other finalists are tourist informations in Aysgarth, Bridlington, Humber Bridge, Ilkley and Reeth.

Councillor Bob Johnson, cabinet member for tourism, said: “It is always great to be shortlisted and I am delighted that our centre has been recognised as one of the best in the region.”

The Doncaster Tourist Information Centre welcomes visitors from all over the world – last year around 89,000 people visited the Blue Building.

It can be contacted on 01302 734 309 or Visit Doncaster and is open Monday to Saturday.