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Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2020 cancelled

The Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards have been cancelled for 2020 as the industry focuses on its recovery from the impact of Covid-19.

With some businesses facing a battle to survive, restrictions on travel still in place and restaurants and bars unable to open for the foreseeable future, organisers felt it was inappropriate to hold the awards, which celebrate success stories from across the tourism sector in the region, this year.

The full awards programme for 2020/21 – including the national Scottish Thistle Awards – has also been cancelled, with all entries now suspended.

The decision to cancel the regional awards, which were due to be held in November, has been taken in partnership with VisitScotland, which organises the Scottish Thistle Awards, and the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards.



#ThrowbackThursday to the 2019 @HiTourismAwards where we were delighted to win 'Best Hotel Experience' in the Highlands.

It's not long now until our 15th July reopening and we can't wait to resume offering the finest of Highland Hospitality to guests old and new!

Given the current situation with Covid-19, a decision has been taken by HITA in collaboration with VisitScotland, the industry panel and Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards, to cancel this year's programme of Regional and National Awards. Read more at https://bit.ly/2yIqL7w

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