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 over 1.5 million on Awards day in April 2022.

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

From a pub in Somerset to a Chinese restaurant in Liverpool: England's best places to eat, sleep and visit in 2022 named in prestigious annual awards - Daily Mail - 9 Jun 22

Seven South West hotels, pubs and tourism firms named best in England - Business Live - 14 Jun 22

Dorset tourism spots win big at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence - Dorset Echo - 11 Jun 22

Golden Cornwall at VisitEngland Awards - Business Cornwall - 9th June 22

Enter the Tourism Awards for 2023 - Great British Life - 13 May 22

Moors Valley Country Park scoops visitor attraction award - Salisbury Journal - 1st May 22

Corinium Museum in Cirencester wins South West tourism award - Wilts & Glos Standard - 23rd Apr 22

Monkton Wyld Holiday Park continues its winning streak - Lyme Online - 21st Apr 22

Bango Kitchen - the best sushi restaurant in Cornwall and South West has the 'wow' factor - Cornwall Live 15th Apr 22

Highcliffe Castle takes home silver in South West Tourism Awards - Dorset View - 13th Apr 22

Brean holiday park’s team celebrates winning top regional award - BurnhamOnSea News - 13th Apr 22

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm scoops another top award - Weston Mercury - 12th Apr 22

Cirencester museum wins Small Visitor Attraction Bronze Award - So Glos - 12th Apr 22

Bear Town overwhelmed by success after plethora of awards - Devon Live - 12th Apr 22

Award for Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel - Somerset County Gazette - 11th Apr 22

Five Dorset organisations strike gold in south west tourism awards - Dorset Echo - 10th Apr 22

Slimbridge wins tourism award - Stroud News - 10th Apr 22

Top honours for the cream of South West tourist businesses - Western Morning News - 9th Apr 22

Dorset organisations win at South West Tourism Awards - Bridport & Lyme Regis News - 9th Apr 22

South West Tourism Award winners from Cornwall: full list - The Falmouth Packet - 9th Apr 22

Devon's top B&Bs, glamping and self-catering holidays - DevonLive - 8th Apr 22

Cornwall has the best places to eat in South West after big night at Tourism Excellence Awards - Cornwall Live - 8th Apr 22

Slimbridge wildfowl and wetlands centre wins silver tourism award - Gloucestershire News Service - 8th Apr 22

Exmoor Character Cottages wins award - Somerset County Gazette - 8th Apr 22

Greatest places to visit in Dorset according to the South West Tourism Awards - Dorset Live - 22 Mar 22

Finalists announced for first face-to-face Tourism Awards for over two years - Rise & Shine - 19 Mar 21

SW Tourism Awards finalists revealed - Business Cornwall - 16 Mar 22

Eighteen Dorset finalists are named for this year’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Dorset Biz News - 15 Mar 22

Leading tourism and hospitality fight against pandemic leads to top award - Torbay Weekly - 12 Nov 21

Tourism award winners celebrate in style at Deer Park wedding venue - Devon & Cornwall Wedding Magazine - 28 Oct 21

Shipwreck Treasure Museum in Cornwall wins third 2021 Award - The Falmouth Packet - 16 Sep 21

Burnham food festival duo win top accolade at South West Tourism Awards - Burnham-on-sea.com 3 Jun 21

Cornish businesses shine at South West Tourism Awards - In Your Area - 10 May 21

Double gold for national park centre - West Somerset Free Press - 4 May 21

Ladram Bay 'Holiday Heroes' praised after tourism award win - Exmouth Journal - 3 May 21

Glamping site best in the west - Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Review - 30 Apr 21

Cornish winners from the South West Tourism Awards - Falmouth Packet - 28 Apr 21

Wedding venue in Cornwall Treseren wins South West Tourism Award - Falmouth Packet - 27 Apr 21

Weymouth restaurant wins gold at South West Tourism Awards - Planet Radio - 27 Apr 21

Dorset winners win big in tourism awards - Dorset Echo- 26 Apr 21

Wild Place Project wins 'Large Visitor Attraction of the Year award - Gazette - 24 Apr 21

Stars of tourist industry are honoured in South West - Western Morning News - 24 Apr 21

The Wiltshire winners in the South West Tourism Awards - Gazette & Herald - 23 Apr 21 

Gold for Exmoor National Park centre - InYourArea - 23 Apr 21

Whatley Manor picks up Small Hotel of the Year Award - Gazette & Herald - 23 Apr 21

Gold Rush! Seven of our finest take first place at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Dorset Biz News - 22 Apr 21

Cornish finalists for the South West Tourism Awards 2020/21 - Falmouth Packet - 29 Mar 21

Budiock Vean Hotel finalist in South West Tourism Awards - Falmouth Packet - 29 Mar 21

Dorset businesses among finalists in South West England Tourism Excellence Awards - Dorset Echo - 28 Mar 21

Pride of Dorset as 16 businesses are finalists for the South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Dorset Biz News - 23 Mar 21

Tourism's 'Mr Happy' on organising the Dorset Awards, his triple bypass and the future - Dorset Biz News - 23 Feb 21

4 Somerset attractions awarded Gold or Silver in VisitEngland tourism Awards for Excellence 2020 - Somerset Live - 22 Aug 2020

VisitEngland announces winners of tourism Awards for Excellence - Travel Daily News - 19 Aug 20

Three Horseshoes Pub & Kitchen named runner up in national tourism awards - Bridport & Lyme Regis News - 18 Aug 20

Best of West up for National Tourism Awards - Indpendent - 13 Aug 20

Gold and silver for Post businesses at South West Tourism Awards - Camelford & Delabole Post - 20 Feb 20

Pub with 'mutts menu' is hailed the most dog friendly pub in the South West - Bournemouth Echo - 16 Feb 20

Wookey Hole adventure attraction wins gold at Tourism Awards - Brigwater Mercury - 15 Feb 20

Regional recognition for Ladram Bay - Exmouth Journal - 13 Feb 20

West Dorset comes out on top at the South West Tourism Awards - Bridport & Lyme Regis News - 13 Feb 20

Bath Christmas Market wins Gold award for Tourism Event - Famagusta Gazette - 11 Feb 20

Roman Baths & Assembly Rooms triumph at Tourism Excellence Awards - Bath Echo - 10 Feb 20

Dorset pub named the most dog friendly in the South West - Dorset Echo - 9 Feb 20

Three Dorset winners in South West Tourism Awards - Spire FM News - 8 Feb 20

Night of triumph for Dorset at SW tourism awards - Dorset Biz News - 7 Feb 20

Holiday Businesses take a break to enjoy awards - Western Morning News - 7 Feb 20 (part 1)

Holiday Businesses take a break to enjoy awards - Western Morning News - 7 Feb 20 (part 2)