The Old Royal Naval College’s long-term volunteer tour guides is in the running for a prestigious tourism award. Local Jim Morrison, who has been volunteering at the Old Royal Naval College for over 10 years, is one of the ten finalist in with a chance of winning VisitEngland’s annual Tourism Superstar competition, supported by The Mirror.
Tourism Superstar recognises unsung heroes who go far beyond the call of duty to ensure visitors in their area have an unforgettable experience. Jim is an experienced and knowledgeable guide and his tours have an unforgettable experience. Jim is an experienced and knowledgeable guide and his tours have received excellent feedback over the years. Jim’s commitment to ensuring the best experience for visitors is clear, providing tours six days a week, despite the weather, doing his own research into the iconic Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, to find the best stories to tell visitors.
Volunteer Jim Morrison said. “I really enjoy sharing my knowledge of the Old Royal Naval College and Greenwich with our visitors – especially the big smiles at the end, which tell me that they’ve really enjoyed the experience”.
Jim was nominated for this exciting award by his peers at VisitGreenwich, the destination management organisation which helps and support the growth of visitors to the local area. Visitors to the Old Royal Naval College and people in the local area are being encouraged to vote for Jim on The Mirror’s voting page until 21 April 2020.
Barrie Kelly, CEO of VisitGreenwich said, “We are so impressed with Jim’s commitment to hi volunteer work and trying to ensure the best experience for visitors to the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. We nominated him for the Tourism Superstar Award as we feel his incredible efforts should not go unnoticed”.
The winner will be announced on Saturday 25 April as part of English Tourism Week (18-25 April), which showcases the quality, range and value of English Tourism and raises awareness of the enormous contribution it makes to the UK economy.
For more information about the Old Royal Naval College, please visit the website.