What we've achieved

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Welcome to Yorkshire's achievements since 2009

World Awards

  • World's Leading Marketing campaign 2010 - winner
  • World's Leading Marketing campaign 2011 - winner
  • World's Leading Marketing campaign 2012 - winner
  • World's Leading Marketing campaign 2013 - winner
  • Peace and Sport Awards 2017 - Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries - winner

European Awards

  • Europe's Award for Marketing Innovation 2012 - winner
  • Europe's Leading Marketing campaign 2013 - winner
  • Europe's Leading Marketing campaign 2014 - winner
  • Europe's Leading Destination 2013 - winner
  • Europe's Leading Destination 2014 - winner

Domestic Awards

  • TravelMole Web Awards Tourist Board Website of the Year 2009 - winner
  • TravelMole Web Awards Best Use of Video 2009 - winner
  • TravelMole Web Awards Best Mobile Site 2009 - winner
  • Group Leisure Magazine Best Travel Website 2012 - winner
  • TravelMole Web Awards Tourist Board Website of the Year 2013 - winner
  • Business Insider Digital & Technology Awards Digital Marketing Campaign 2013 - winner
  • Business Insider Digital & Technology Awards Best B2C Website 2013 - winner
  • Global Sport Tourism Digital Marketing 2016 - Tour de Yorkshire - winner
  • Social Buzz Awards 2017 - Highly commended
  • TravelMole Web Awards 2017 - Best Tourist Board Website - Yorkshire.com - winner
  • TravelMole Web Awards 2018 - Best Tourist Board Website - Yorkshire.com - winner
  • Travel Marketing Awards 2018 - Best in House Team (Digital) - winner
  • Travel Marketing Awards 2019 - Best in House Team (Digital) - winner
  • Digital Impact Awards 2017 - Best use of Social Media Tour de Yorkshire 2017 - Silver
  • Digital Impact Awards 2018 - Best use of Social Media Tour de Yorkshire 2018 - Silver
  • Northern Digital Awards 2019 - Digital Marketing In-House Team of the Year - winner

Economic Growth & Visitor Statistics

  • The visitor economy has grown from £8bn to £9bn in 2017
  • Yorkshire employs 224,000 people in the tourism sector
  • 149m Tourism Day visitors in 2017
  • Overseas visitor spend was £567m, up 10% on 2016
  • Download the full infographic on the Value of Tourism in Yorkshire.

* Total tourism spend by visitors £7.3 billion. Supply chain effect on the tourism industry £1.7 billion

International Media Endorsements

  • Yorkshire named 3rd best region in world to visit by Lonely Planet for 2014
  • Yorkshire named in top 10 best world holiday destinations in 2014 by AOL Travel
  • Yorkshire named top place for Brits to visit in UK outside London by TripAdvisor

Welcome to Yorkshire at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Welcome to Yorkshire have an established history of taking a slice of our glorious county to London each year for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Here are our previous gardens and the accolades we won!

2010 - Rhubarb Crumble and Custard Garden - Silver Medal & RHS People's Choice Award

2011 - The Art of Yorkshire Garden – Silver Medal & RHS People's Choice Award

2012 - The Brontë’s Yorkshire Garden – Gold Medal & RHS People's Choice Award

2013 - Le Jardin de Yorkshire Garden – Silver Gilt Medal & RHS People's Choice Award

2014 - Tour de Yorkshire Garden - Silver Medal & RHS People's Choice Award

2015 - Brewers Yard Garden - Silver Medal

2016 - 'God’s Own County - A Garden for Yorkshire' - Silver Medal & BBC People's Choice Award

2017 - Welcome to Yorkshire - Silver Medal

2018 - Welcome to Yorkshire - Gold Medal, Best Construction & BBC People's Choice Award

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