Visit London reveals awards finalists

The short-listed entries in the 2008 Visit London Awards are unveiled

Royal Albert Hall: award ceremony venue
Royal Albert Hall: award ceremony venue

Visit London has announced the shortlisted entries for its annual awards.

The 2008 Visit London Awards are designed to celebrate the capital's finest visitor offer.

Short-listed entries for the Business Event of the Year award are London Symphony Orchestra for USB Gala, City of London Corporation for Take a Closer Look at the City of London, Science Museum for Siemens' ‘Think Customer' Awards, Logistik for Share Fair Conference 2008, London Borough of Havering for Havering Business Awards, and Maritz for Toyota ERM IV.

In the Business Venue of the Year category, Barbican, Hilton London Metropole, The Brit Oval, Vinopolis, Science Museum, The Grove, Excel London and Emirates Stadium have been shortlisted.

The other categories are Best Tourism Experience, Visitor Attraction of the Year, Sports Tourism Award, Budget Accommodation of the Year, Small Hotel/B&B of the Year, Best Visitor Information Initiative, Large Hotel of the Year, Sustainable Tourism Award, Accessible Tourism Award, Marketing/PR Campaign of the Year, Best Celebration of Cultural Diversity and Outstanding Customer Service.

The awards comprise 14 judged entries and five People's Choice Awards, which will be voted for by Londoners in October and November. The ceremony will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on 27 November and up to three awards will be given in each category.

Visit London chief executive James Bidwell said: "We have received a record number of entries of the highest calibre and the short-listing process was tough."

The full list of short-listed entries can be viewed at www.visitlondon.com/awards.

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