Husband and wife team Peta and Andy Newgent are recognized for their commitment and dedication in making the extra mile for YHA Bogle Hole visitors, ensuring that the guests’ stay is memorable. During the 19th epidemic.
He said he was “very excited” about the nomination, calling it “a huge boost.”
“We are thrilled and excited to be nominated for this amazing award,” he said.
“It’s an honor, but it’s just as much for us as it is for our entire team and YHA.
“We have all worked tirelessly together during the epidemic.”
The Tourism Superstar Competition, organized by the National Tourism Board VisitEngland in association with The Mirror, recognizes the dedication and passion of those working in the tourism industry.
Now it’s up to you who wins the prestigious award – go to mirror.co.uk/travel to vote for Andy and Peta.
Voting ends at midnight on March 22 and the winner will be announced at the end of English Tourism Week on March 26.
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Peta, who is the manager of the youth hostel, called Cowde a “positive experience” for his 13 strong team, his “crazy, big family”.
He said: “We have supported each other throughout the epidemic.
“It brought us closer and we are a much better team for that.
“Together we wanted to prove that you can work safely but still provide a good, entertaining experience for guests.
“We have been positive, even when we were having personal problems or fears.
“At the end of the day, if the guests are happy, we are all happy.”
Peta and Andy have run a popular 85-bed youth hostel for over 20 years.
Riding on a dedicated beach, the couple can often be seen shaking off rocks and sand to wash away the latest treasures from the tide.
The youth hostel is full of art created by their search.
The reopening of the YHA Bogle Hole in July 2020, after the first CoVID-19 lockdown and the easing of restrictions when the tourism business was closed to the public, was an opportunity for Peta and Andy’s unique style and humor. in front
Instead of footprints, hoof marks marked the walkways, while pictures of a unicorn telling people, ‘Wow there!’ Instead of ‘Wait!’
Andy added: “During the sanctions, instead of telling our guests ‘you can’t do this’, we made a point of saying ‘this
is what you can do.’
“We told our guests about the options available to them, from eating at nearby pubs or taking a picnic or takeaway pizza from us and eating it on the beach as soon as the sun goes down.
“She did better than we thought.”
James Blake, chief executive of YHA (England and Wales), said: “Covid-19 has been a difficult time for all of us financially, physically and emotionally, but it is a passion.
And the dedication of the wonderful members of our team, like Andy and Peta, who have not only ensured our survival but also helped thousands of young people and their families to enjoy comfort.
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