After a two-year Covid-induced hiatus, the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards are back. Tourism and hospitality businesses are being urged to enter in 2022 more than ever, to show their creativity and innovation which has ensured their business' future following Covid. The awards celebrate quality in North-east hospitality, with 12 award categories looking at every element of the tourism industry from accommodation and food to festivals and partnership initiatives. There are also individual awards for those who go the extra mile for visitors. The awards are currently open for entries and will close in early June. Finalists will be named in late summer, with the awards ceremony and gala dinner taking place at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen on 11 November 2022. You can view the 2022 categories and enter the awards at www.acsta.co.uk. The Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards are the regional finals for the Scottish Thistle Awards, with local winners going on to represent the North-east at the national awards. The Scottish Thistle Awards also has four national-only categories: Best Business Event; Best Luxury Experience; Outstanding Sporting Event; and Responsible Tourism Award. Entries for these categories close on 2 September 2022. To find out more and enter, visit the Scottish Thistle Awards website.