If you would like to enter the Tourism Awards and would like hints and tips please join us at one of our interactive workshops where we will be sharing experiences and advice on what makes an excellent, award winning business, with tips and ideas on how to be the best in the forthcoming tourism awards.  Click on the links below to book your place for £40.  They are taking place across the region.

Last year's workshops achieved a feedback rating of 95% excellent or good and we're hoping to match (or exceed) this, with new content to reflect the new shorter entry forms and online entry process.

Speakers will include:

Robin Barker and/or Nell Barrington from Services for Tourism
Award winners - who will share their experiences

The event will include photos, anecdotes and experiences, with plenty of photographic examples. There will be lots of opportunity for questions, discussion and sharing of ideas.

Specific areas we will cover include:

Digital - what makes an excellent website?
Social - what is impressive, and what disappoints?
Welcome - things judges will notice, and be impressed by
Service - what is 'going the extra mile'?
Responsible & Sustainable - how do you look after staff, the local community, and plastics?
Accessible & Inclusive - are you genuinely open to all?
What is innovative marketing?
Your USP - what makes you different?
The awards - and how they work

Our aim is to help you become even more excellent - and give you the best chances of being an award winner.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be included.

To give entrants the best chance of success, a series of workshops have been laid on across the region, with tickets costing just £40pp.  More information and online booking for these is below:

19 March - Tourism Awards Workshop - New Room Bristol 

20 March - Tourism Awards Workshop - Okehampton YHA, Devon 

21 March - Tourism Awards Workshop - National Trust - Trelissick, Cornwall  

25 March - Tourism Awards Workshop - Model Farm, Perry Green, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset 

28 March - Tourism Awards Workshop - RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset 

29 March - Tourism Awards Workshop - Dartmoor National Park Authority