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Nineteen local individuals, teams and businesses from the local tourism industry have been crowned as winners at the sixth annual Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards. Winners, Highly Commended and Commended finalists received their awards at a gala celebration with around 400 guests, hosted by Leicester Shire Promotions and held at the Athena in Leicester on 30 November 2016.

Highlights of the winners during the evening included Leicester City Council Festivals Team winning Best Free Event with Leicester City Football Club for the Premier League Winners Victory Parade.

Best Free Event
WINNER: Leicester City Football Club Premiership Winners Victory Parade
Organised by LCC Festivals Team.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Arts Fresco, Market Harborough Food & Drink Festival

Business Tourism
WINNER: Hothorpe Hall & Woodlands
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Leicester Conferences, University of Leicester
COMMENDED: Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport

Best Paid Event
WINNER: Neville Holt Opera Festival
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Battle of Bosworth Re-enactment Anniversary Event,
Leicester Comedy Festival