Help Robin Hood to win VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar Award 2014
MEDIA RELEASE: Nottingham, 18th March 2014
With just four days to go until voting for VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2014 closes on the Daily Mirror website on Friday 21st March, local finalist, Ade Andrews, of The Robin Hood Town Tour, who is just one of ten finalists around the country, is urging Nottinghamshire folk to vote for him.
Making a half-time pitch appearance at the Nottingham Forest vs Doncaster match at the City Ground on Saturday 15th March, Ade Andrews implored fans to get behind his voting request. Speaking on the PA system, Ade said to Nottingham Forest and Doncaster fans alike: “Friends, I, Robin Hood, famous son of England, have been entered into a national competition though the Daily Mirror website where the people vote for England’s ‘Tourism Superstar’. England needs you, good people. This is the first time since medieval times that people can show their support for England’s folklore son and I ask each and every one of you to spread the word and cast your vote for Robin Hood. Remember. A vote for Robin Hood is a vote for England!”
The award recognises the dedication and passion of those working in the tourism industry, and is awarded to an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure visitors to England have a priceless experience.
Robin Hood is world renowned as Nottinghamshire’s most famous outlaw and Ade Andrews lives and breathes the character through his own creation, The Robin Hood Town Tour. Ade is passionate about Nottingham and the wider county and as well as giving tourists and locals the magical discovery they seek, he is actively involved in projects across the city – from cultural regeneration initiatives to organising tree planting days in Sherwood Forest for city schools.
In addition to his Robin Hood Town Tours, Ade’s character, Ezekial Bone, takes the lead on the Guts & Gore Tour of Nottingham and Magic Lantern Tour at the Theatre Royal. For further details visit www.ezekialbone.com or www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/.
The winner will be announced on 29th March, the first day of English Tourism Week and will be invited to attend VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence held in May this year where their Award will be presented to them in person.
Vote for Robin to become England’s favourite tourism star by logging on to www.mirror.co.uk/tourismsuperstar to make sure Nottinghamshire’s Ade Andrews wins the coveted accolade. On twitter, please use #voterobin or #tourismsuperstar