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Media Coverage

The Awards programme generates extensive media coverage throughout the year, from the launch each spring, thoughout the judging process, the announcements of finalists, awards ceremonies and features on the winners.

Media coverage includes TV, Radio, Regional and National print, Websites and Social Media.  Twitter messages followed the #SWTAwards hash tag - which achieved a reach of 142,000 accounts on Awards night in February 2017..

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See below for media coverage - this will be continually updated:

The AONB provides an 'Outstanding Contribution' to the area - South Hams Gazetter - 27 Feb 18

Award for stunning landscape including Dartmoor, South West Coast Path and the Jurassic Coast that brings in £16billion for the economy - Devon Live - 19 Feb 18

Moors Valley Country Park wins gold award in South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Salisbury Journal - 18 Feb 18

South West Coast Path Association News - 13 Feb 18

Two silvers and a bronze for tourism in the South Hams - Dartmouth Today - 13 Feb 18

Devon pub celebrates second prestigious accolade in a week - Devon Live - 11 Feb 18

Three Top Attractions win Tourism Excellence Awards - Wells Journal - 8 Feb 18

Success for West Dorset at regional tourism awards - Bridport & Lyme Regis News - 9 Feb 18

Summer School is best in the West - Wiltshire Gazette & Herald - 8 Feb 18

Park picks up another prize - Dawlish Newspapers - 8 Feb 18

WEST Somerset and Exmoor businesses have scooped some top places in the prestigious annual South West Tourism Excellence Awards - West Somerset Free Press - 8 Feb 18

South West Tourism Excellence Awards honour region's Protected Landscapes - Somerset County Gazette - 8 Feb 18

The Pandora Inn, Mylor Sailing School, Maritime Museum and Mullion Cove Hotel among the local winners at tourism awards - Falmouth Packet - 7 Feb 18

North Devon businesses go for gold at South West Tourism Awards - North Devon Gazette - 5 Feb 18

Dorset's winners in the South West Tourism Awards - Bournemouth Echo - 6 Feb 18

Lucknam Park wins three awards at South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2018 - Hotel Owner - 6 Feb 18

Dorset businesses celebrate success in South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Dorset Echo - 5 Feb 18

Burnham-On-Sea food festival organisers celebrate awards success - Burnham on Sea - 5 Feb 18

Lucknam Park, Bath wins two Gold and one Silver award at South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2018 - ITCM - 5 Feb 18

Lucknam Park wins two Gold and one Silver award at South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2018 - Hospitality & Catering News - 3 Feb 18

Dorset wins big at regional tourism awards - Dorset Echo - 2 Feb 18

Cornish success at SW Tourism Awards - Business Cornwall Magazine - 2 Feb 18

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Craft festival up for another top award- Mid Devon Advertiser - 18 Dec 17

Santa Claus to arrive at Town Mill this weekend - View News - 13 Dec 17

Kingsbridge Information Centre is nominated for two further awards - Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette - 11 Dec 17

Finalists revealed for SW Tourism Awards - Business Cornwall - 8 Dec 17

South West top region in national tourism awards - Bread & Butter - 20 Mar 17

Dorset House nominated for prestigious tourism award - View News - 17 Mar 17

South West tops the country in National Tourism Awards for fifth year running - DevonLive - 15 Mar 17 (link no longer live)

Businesses triumph at the South West Tourism Awards - View News - 16 Feb 17

GoSkydive scoop gold award at South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Salisbury Journal - 15 Feb 17

Hotelier honoured with tourism award - Wiltshire Gazette & Herald - 14 Feb 17

South West Tourism Awards sets new records - Bread & Butter - 13 Feb 17

Dimpsey Glamping owners Emma and Andrew Warren from Combe St Nicholas express delight at South West Tourism Award - Chard & Ilminster News - 12 Feb 17

Harry Murray and Graham Grose win outstanding contribution awards - The Caterer - 10 Feb 17

Newquay area tops for tourism - Newquay Voice - 8 Feb 17

These are officially Bristol's best tourist attractions - Bristol Post - 8 Feb 17

Lyme Regis businesses scoop top tourism awards - View News - 8 Feb 17

Bridport businesses win at South West Tourism Awards - View News - 8 Feb 17

Historic Roman Baths named best large visitor attraction in the South West - Bath Echo - 7 Feb 17

Success for The Bristol at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards - ITCM - 7 Feb

Six top tourist destinations in South Devon - Exeter Express and Echo - 7 Feb

South Devon Railway collects another tourism gong at prestigious awards dinner - Mid-Devon Advertiser - 7 Feb 17

Somerset winners at South West Awards - Bridgwater Mercury - 6 Feb 17

Lucknam Park, Bath wins Gold and Silver awards at South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2017 - Hospitality & Catering News - 6 Feb 17

Country park recognised with tourism awards - Salisbury Journal - 5 Feb 17

Somerset winners at South West Tourism Awards - Somerset County Gazette - 5 Feb 17

Dunkery Beacon scoops silver and bronze at South West Tourism Awards - AboutMyArea - 4 Feb 17

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest wins Bronze in tourism awards - Blackmore Vale Magazine - 4 Feb 17

Devon's top attractions honoured at South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Exeter Express and Echo - 4 Feb 17

Cornwall shows its Tourism Excellence - Business Cornwall Magazine - 4 Feb 17

North Devon winners at the South West Tourism Awards - North Devon Gazette - 3 Feb 17

South West leads way yet again in tourism excellence - Western Morning News - 3 Feb 17

Dorset Echo - Dorset Burger Company nominated for National Burger Award 2017 - 27 Jan 17

Bridgwater Carnival scoops prestigious award - ITV - 25 Jan 17

Dunkery Beacon makes finals of South West Tourism Awards - About My Area - 11 Jan 17

South West Tourism awards finalists - View News - 14 Dec 16

Award winning year for South Devon Railway - Rail.co.uk - 14 Dec 16

Revealed: The Tourism Awards finalists set to represent Dorset in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Dorset Echo - 13 Dec 16

Taunton Deane Businesses announced as finalists in the South West England Tourism Awards - Somerset County Gazette - 28 Nov 16

Exmouth’s Mountlands picks up tourism award - Exmouth Journal - 28 Nov 16

Small hotel is finalist in West Country’s biggest tourism awards - Incentive Travel - 25 Nov 16

South West Finalists - Western Morning News - 24 Nov 16

South West head to Blackpool - West Briton - 29 Feb 16

Silver for Carbis Bay - The Cornishman - 2 March

North Devon business scoop awards - North Devon Journal - 25 Feb

Record number nominated for Awards - This is Westcountry - 23 Feb

Dorset businesses who came out top - Dorset Echo - 23 Feb

Millbrook goes for gold - North Devon Gazette - 23 Feb

North Devon business scoops top prizes - North Devon Journal - 23 Feb

Pier nets big tourism award - Weston Mercury - 21 Feb

Roman Baths win Award - BANES - 20 Feb

Record number of businesses nominated for South West Awards - Bridgwater Mercury - 19 Feb

Record night for Dorset at SW Awards - Dorset Tourism Awards - 19 Feb

Wealth of wins for Devon - Devon Tourism Awards - 19 Feb

Bristol takes Gold in South West Tourism Awards - Guide 2 Bristol - 17 Feb

Hat trick of awards for Cornwall holiday cottages - Western Morning News - 16 Feb

Cornwall scoops over half of South West awards - West Briton - 15 Feb

East Devon businesses recognised in South West Tourism Awards - Express & Echo - 14 Feb

Falmouth Tall Ships and Pandora top winners - Falmouth Packet - 13 Feb

Tourist Information Centre wins Gold - Salisbury Journal - 13 Feb

Queens Arms wins Silver - Blackmore Vale magazine - 13 Feb

Cornwall steals show at South West Tourism Awards - Western Morning News - 13 Feb

Wadworth Brewery visitor centre is Gold standard in Awards - 13 Feb

Winners of South West Tourism Awards announced - Western Gazette - 13 Feb

Wadworth Visitor Centre wins Gold - Society of Independent Brewers - 13 Feb

Michael Eavis & Nathan Outlaw amongst winners at South West Tourism Awards -  Western Morning News - 13 Feb

Bryher's Hell Bay is best hotel in South West - Scilly Today - 13 Feb

Best Tourism businesses in the South West - Western Mornign News - 12 Feb

Finalists announced in South West Tourism Awards - Western Morning News - 28 Nov

Sherborne Abbey Festival listed as finalist - Western Gazette - 28 Nov

South West Tourism Awards now open - Western Gazette - 26 May

Devon & Cornwall strike Gold - Western Morning News - 13 May

Longleat Wins Top Tourism Award - White Horse News - 25 Feb

Trust enjoys a winning streak - North Devon Journal - 13 Feb

Bath hotel wins gold at South West Tourism Excellence Awards - South West Business 31 Jan

Dorset businesses celebrated at South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Dorset Echo 31 Jan

Cornish attractions win South West tourism awards - Plymouth Herald 31 Jan

East Devon's Deer Park hotel among winners at South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Express & Echo - 31 Jan

Lucknam Park scoops gold at South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Bath Chronicle - 31 Jan

South West Coast Path scoops top honour at South West Tourism Excellence Awards - SW Coast Path News - 31 Jan

South East Cornwall castle wins gold in South West Tourism Awards - This is Cornwall - 31 Jan

Pub rises from ashes to win major tourism award - ITV - 31 Jan

Longleat wins major tourism award - ITV 31 Jan

Cirencester businesses celebrate tourism awards - Gloucestershire Echo - 31 Jan

Golden gongs for county's top tourist hotspots - Wiltshire Gazette & Herald - 31 Jan

Falmouth triumphs at South West Tourism Awards - including gold for Pandora Inn - Falmouth Packet - 31 Jan

Eastbury Hotel scoops silver at South West Tourism Awards - Western Gazette - 31 Jan

West Dorset businesses pick up top tourism gongs - Bridport News - 31 Jan

Success For Scilly in South West Tourism Awards - Scilly Today - 30 Jan

WEYMOUTH: Businesses await tourism results - View from Online - 30 Jan

PICTURES: South West Tourism Winners: It's been a bumper year for South West tourism awards - Western Morning News - 30 Jan

South West Tourism Winners: The complete list of the 2013-14 winners - Western Morning News - 30 Jan

South West Tourism Winners: Tourism awards more important than ever to promote region - Western Morning News - 30 Jan

Town's TIC - Plymouth Herald 18 Dec

Poole Tourism - Daily Echo 15 Dec

Tourism Delight - This is Cornwall 12 Dec

Mine is up for National Award - Cornishman 12 Dec

Geevor Tin Mine selected - This is Cornwall 3 Dec

Clear Quality in South West - South West Business 28 Nov

Best of West announced - Express & Echo 27 Nov

ITV 31 May Awards Launch

Western Morning News 24 May

Bath Chronicle 24 May 13

Western Morning News 21 May 13

Cornish Guardian 15 May 2013

Western Morning News 28 Mar 13 - SW record year in National Finals

Western Morning News 2 April 13 - Arundell Arms