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: 

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

Organisers of eat:Burnham shortlisted for two awards at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News - 8 Dec 18

Weston Businesses among finalists to win tourism awards - Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury - 11 Oct 18

National tourism award for beach chalet - West Somerset Free Press - 28 Apr 18

Here are the Cornwall winners of the VisitEngland Awards - Cornwall Live - 27 Apr 18

Self catering home in Luppitt bags Silver at VisitEngland Awards - Midweek Herald - 26 Apr 18

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

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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