Yorkshire has been named as the UK's top holiday destination at the World Travel Awards.
The Telegraph reports the county beat out the other UK finalists of Cornwall, Cumbria, Devon, Northumberland, the Peak District, Scotland and Wales. The award was voted for by travel agents across the globe.
"The win is testament to all the thousands of fantastic businesses we have in Yorkshire that time and again put the county on the map for millions of holidaymakers, not just in Britain, but the world over," CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire, Gary Verity, said of the accolade.
Yorkshire is visited by more than 216 million people every year. Figures for the first nine months of last year showed a 12 per cent increase in visits to Yorkshire by international tourists.The local tourism board is also hoping to boost that number by campaigning to host the opening stage of the Tour de France in 2016, but they face stiff competition from Barcelona, Venice, Berlin and Scotland.