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Bournemouth Air Festival has been named ‘Tourism Event of the Year’

The Bournemouth Air Festival has been named ‘Tourism Event of the Year’ at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015.

The festival won the coveted gold award, beating off competition from the Cotswold Show and Food Festival, Mallard 75 at the National Railway Museum, Northumbrian Water/Kielder Winter Wonderland, Leapish Waterside Park and Vintage by the Sea at The Midland.

Mark Smith, Bournemouth’s director of tourism, said he was absolutely delighted, “Being part of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence cements Bournemouth Air Festival’s reputation as one of the premier events in the national and international calendar,” he said.


“The Bournemouth Air Festival encapsulates the spirit of modern Bournemouth as a world-class experience. This free festival brings together the thrill of gravity-defying displays in the air and an abundance of family entertainment on the ground against the spectacular backdrop of the UK’s best seaside resort.”

The Bournemouth Air Festival returns again this year from 20th to 23rd August, so why not come and see what all the fuss is about!

To find out more about what’s on at the event please click here.