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 225,260 accounts on Awards night in February 2020.

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

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)

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm marks record breaking 20th Year - North Somerset Times - 29 Dec 19

Barley Wood shortlisted for South West Tourism Excellence Awards - The Weston Mercury - 28 Dec 19

Go Skydive shortlisted in South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Sailsbury Journal - 24 Dec 19

Top Bath businesses progress to the next stage of regional tourism awards - Bath Echo - 13 Dec 19

SW Tourism Awards finalists announced - Business Cornwall - 10 Dec 19

Forthglade sniffs out dog-friendly pubs - Pet Business World - 10 Jun 19

Forthglade launches new award - Pet Gazette - 7 Jun 19

Dorset Tourism Awards get record number of entries - Dorset Echo - 18 May 19

Entries for this year's Tourism Awards close on 30 April - Bridport & Lyme Regis News - 26 Apr 19

Award for awards organiser - Business Magazine - 18 Apr 19

Business Leaders: Jonathan Walker, MD ni 15 Great Pulteney - Boutique Hotelier - 10 Apr 19

Historical attraction launches guides for visually impaired visitors - Dorset Echo - 8 Apr 19

Popular Devon holiday park builds on Awards success from 2018 - Devon Live - 27 Mar 19

VisitEngland launches refreshed tourism awards - Travel Daily News - 14 Mar 19

Could your West Country holiday business be award winning? - Stags - 21 Feb 19

The Bristol attractions named best in the South West at prestigious awards ceremony - BristolLive - 16 Feb 19

Bridport TIC wins an award - Wessex FM News - 13 Feb 19

Dorset winners of South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Dorset Echo - 11 Feb 19

The Roman Baths & Pump Room wins three South West Tourism Awards - Visit Somerset - 11 Feb 19

Exmouth cruise operator clinches bronze at prestigious awards ceremony - Exmouth Journal  - 9 Feb 19

North Devon scoops gold at South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2019 - North Devon Gazette - 8 Feb 19

Flying High at SW Tourism Awards - Business Cornwall - 8 Feb 19

Another award for team who brought Dippy the Diplodocus to Dorset - Dorset Echo - 29 Jan 19

Holiday park named best in South West - Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury - 13 Jan 19

John Fowler Holidays Wins 3 out of 3 - Digital Journal - 14 Dec 18

Local holiday park operator celebrates a trio of awards across region - BurnhamonSea.com - 11 Dec 18