Boatman Fraser Pleased With Tourism Superstar Vote

Fraser Hicks

Fraser Hicks

St Mary’s Boatman Fraser Hicks say he’d definitely represent Scilly in the Tourism Superstar Awards again if asked to.

Fraser was one of just ten regional finalists in the national competition, organised by the Daily Mirror and VisitEngland.

He was put forward by the Islands’ Partnership. The tourism body felt that entering the contest could help increase the islands’ profile.

After being selected, Fraser travelled to London to record a video message that has been viewed by thousands on the Daily Mirror website.

A number of islanders have encouraged both locals and visitors to vote for Fraser on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

The representative from Norfolk, Buz Allen, won the contest. He polled 27% of the total votes, around 15,500 responses, and Fraser came a highly respectable third place, with around 19% of the votes cast.

Fraser said he was very pleased with his placing and thanked everyone who had voted for him.