Outdoor adventure park The Jungle NI, near Moneymore, is on the shortlist of nominations for the 2016 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards in association with Tennet’s NI.
It is one of three nominations in the Outstanding Visitor Experience category, sponsored by Tourism Ireland.
The sought-after awards, which recognise outstanding performers in the tourism industry, will this year be presented over twelve different categories.
Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held on Thursday 26th May at St Columb’s Hall, Derry-Londonderry.
A shortlist of 37 has been drawn up by a panel of judges. Two additional special awards will be announced on the night for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism and a Local Tourism Champion.
A record number of entries were received from across Northern Ireland.
Commenting on the shortlist John McGrillen, Chief Executive Tourism NI, said: “There’s no doubt these awards are the biggest night of the tourism industry calendar and this year we have the added value of the unique and historic venue of St Columb’s Hall as our venue.
“Planning is well underway to make the evening a real celebration and a showcase of our tourism talent, particularly in the context of Year of Food and Drink”.
“The Northern Ireland Tourism Awards are about celebrating the very best practice within our industry. Winning an award is an independent and prestigious accolade for a business’s tourism offering, professionalism and hard work. It’s also a badge of quality that boosts PR and marketing efforts.
“Year in, year out, businesses of all types across the tourism industry strive to ensure that our visitors have a great experience, and so it is vital that the people, places and organisations that create these experiences are recognised and rewarded. Our annual awards ceremony is about celebrating the very best practice within our industry, and Tourism NI wants to encourage businesses of all sizes and shapes to succeed.”