Don’t miss out on tourism ‘Oscars’ gala

The Spa will be packed again for the REYTAs awards
The Spa will be packed again for the REYTAs awards

There are two weeks to go until the 16 winners are announced at East Yorkshire’s premier tourism awards.

Bridlington Spa is hosting the REYTAs, and there are still tickets available for the event, on Thursday March 30.

“We’re aiming to make this our best night ever at what we think is the best venue on the East Coast,” said Andy Gray, tourism manager for REYTAs organisers, Visit Hull and East Yorkshire.

“We have some top-rate entertainment lined up for our guests in true REYTAs style, so I would urge everyone to book their tickets as soon as possible because it looks like we’re heading for a sell-out.”

The speakers will include Martin Green, chief executive and director of Hull2017, and the four-course menu will have a ‘culture’ theme.

The evening starts with a drink reception, before the awards presentations get underway with host, radio presenter Phil White, followed by a disco.

More than 500 guests are expected at the Spa, making the eighth year of the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards the busiest yet.

Bridlington has plenty of chances of success. The resort’s new East Riding Leisure centre, the Spotlight Theatre, the Yorkshire Belle, the town’s Seafood Festival, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Wold Cottage at Wold Newton, North Beach Fish and Chips, Far Grange Park and Golf Club, Field House Farm Cottages at Sewerby and High Barn Cottages in Bempton have all been shortlisted.

Tickets for the awards evening are still available, individually or tables of 10, at £50+VAT per head. They can be ordered via the VHEY website,