Title Sponsor

South West stars head to Blackpool

A record 26 tourism businesses from the South West will be heading to Blackpool next week, having been selected as Finalists in the national VisitEngland awards.

26 South West businesses have been selected as national finalists – more than ever before – and the South West ‘team’ makes up around 1/3 of all English finalists.  They already know they will be winners at some level, but will have to wait until the night to hear whether they have won Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended.

Awards organiser Robin Barker says: “When I was first involved in the Awards in 2005 the South West managed just one Finalist at national level.  This year we have 26, more than double any other region and a ringing indictment of the quality of tourism experience across this wonderful region.  I will be joining them on the big night and will be cheering them all on.”

John Crouch from Title Sponsors of the South West awards, South West Water Business Services, said: You are the stars of tourism in the South West and we wish you both congratulations and the best of luck as you head to the national awards.”

This year’s national VisitEngland awards will be held in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, on the evening of Tuesday 8th March.  Full information is available at www.visitenglandawards.org

The South West Awards hashtag is #SWTAwards

SOUTH WEST NATIONAL FINALISTS

ACCESS FOR ALL AWARD

TOURISM EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR      

B&B / GUEST ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR

BUSINESS TOURISM AWARD

DOG FRIENDLY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

HOLIDAY PARK / VILLAGE OF THE YEAR

LARGE HOTEL OF THE YEAR

LARGE VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR

SELF CATERING HOLIDAY PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

SMALL HOTEL OF THE YEAR        

SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD                             

TASTE OF ENGLAND AWARD

TOURISM PUB OF THE YEAR

VISITOR INFORMATION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR