Monday, April 06, 2020 - 10:45 AM

Tourism Award Nominations Open

Mayor presents award to Adelaides

The City of St. John's annual Tourism Awards recognize individuals, groups and businesses for their outstanding contributions to the tourism industry in providing a unique and quality experience.

In 2019, the Discovery Award was presented to Paul Dinn, Adelaide’s Newfoundland Honey, for the Honey Bee Hike. 

Through his company Adelaide’s Newfoundland Honey, Paul Dinn has created a new and innovative 'Honey Bee Hike' where tourists experience a bee reserve and learn about beekeeping, environmental sustainability, and engage with nature. The Honey Bee Hike is not only an economic driver for the Goulds area, it also showcases St. John's as an environmental hub for tourists to discover. While there are economic benefits of operating this small business, the main priority is teaching tourists about the importance of saving honeybee populations around the world.

The Honey Bee Hikes create a unique and superior experience for tourists. Attracting visitors from around the world, the Dinn's combines the cultural, environmental, and educational fabrics of St. John’s into an innovative experience. Furthermore, they contribute to the important goal of saving the bees, making the Honey Bee Hike a local driver of environmentalism.

Know a Great Tourism Story?
The Discovery Award acknowledges an individual, business, attraction, event, or community organization that offers new or innovative tourism-related products, services or activities which enhance the St. John’s tourism industry.

Who should win the Discovery Award this year?

Nominate a deserving individual, group, committee or business for one of six tourism awards presented annually by the City of St. John’s. Our webpage includes details on all the categories, nomination forms and to the stories or previous winners.

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2020 and the awards will be presented at a future event.