Deadline looming for tourism marketing awards competition

THE deadline is looming for entries to a competition to recognise the best of tourism marketing.

The Thistle Awards, run by tourism agency, VisitScotland, has a deadline of the second of next month for entries.

Says a statement issued by the organisers: “The Scottish Thistle Awards celebrate excellence and innovation from across the Scottish tourism industry, with the ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year Award’ rewarding the impact of the nation’s creative talents.”

It goes on to say: “Now in their 20th year, the Scottish Thistle Awards have been revamped for 2012 to better embrace Scotland’s regions. Four initial awards events will take place throughout the country to determine the national finalists for the final ceremony on November 9. The regional events are supported by a year-long programme of activity, designed to engage the industry.”