Awards ceremony in hall

South West England Tourism Excellence Awards are thrilled to announce that the Tourism Awards in Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Bath and Somerset (incorporating Wiltshire and Gloucestershire) and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are now open. 

In an exciting development for the 2024/25 Awards the Bristol, Bath and Somerset scheme has been expanded and now also includes businesses based in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire; those businesses are all encouraged to enter now.

The awards are free to enter and last year’s participants said they were invaluable; great for business, staff morale, recruitment, networking and the free feedback given was a brilliant tool to enable them to get even better.

There are awards for accommodation, food and drink, wedding and business venues, unsung heroes, dog-friendly, new business, accessibility, sustainability as well as events, experiences, visitor information, attractions and new for this year is an International Tourism Award.  Businesses are encouraged to enter as many categories as they are eligible for.

A series of online workshops are being held to help businesses produce their best entry and can be booked here.

This is a fantastic opportunity for those working in tourism and hospitality to raise their profile and get recognition for all their hard work. 

Different schemes run in the region and entrants should select the one where their business, event or experience is located:

With Wiltshire and Gloucestershire businesses now being included within the Bristol, Bath and Somerset scheme, the South West Regional programme is being discontinued.  This means that for relevant categories the winners from each of the above county schemes could feed directly into the VisitEngland awards, thereby streamlining the process for national recognition.

Entries must be submitted online by Sunday 23rd June, please visit the website for your County scheme or email [email protected]  with any queries.

Picture credit credit Nick Williams Photographer.