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This year’s Beautiful South Tourism Awards are now open for entry - and businesses are invited to enter.

In 2018 there are three new categories and several changes to the criteria (which you can see here) reflecting the constantly changing nature of tourism.  The new awards are for International/Inbound Visitor Experience and Spa, Pampering and Wellbeing Experience.  We have split the Holiday Parks category so there is a new award for Touring, Camping and Caravanning Park of the Year and the former Sustainable Tourism category has been widened to look at additional areas such as employment and use of plastics. 

Congratulations to the eight Beautiful South winners from 2017 who won awards at the national VisitEngland awards in Bath on 23rd April. 

B and B

Alkham Court Farmhouse - Gold,

South Lodge Boutique B&B - Bronze,

Boutique accommodation

Hever Castle - Silver

Dog Friendly Business

Wallops Wood Cottages - Gold,

Innovation in Tourism

British Airways i360 - Gold

Large Visitor Attraction

Blenheim Palace - Silver

Self Catering Accommodation

The Treehouses at Port Lympne Reserve - Bronze

Visitor Information of the Year

Oxford VIC Silver

Winner of VisitEngland Tourism Superstar Jim O'Reilly from Red Funnel.

Andrew Mosley, General Manager, from Title Sponsor, The Grand Brighton says "We are delighted to be the title sponsor of the Beautiful South Awards for the second year running and it is a real privilege to again be the host venue following the success of the 2017 ceremony.  The awards really help to shine a spotlight on the quality of the hospitality businesses operating within the South East.  Winning one of the coveted trophies is a true mark of excellence and the accreditation received brings with it a whole host of business benefits for operators. We are very pleased to be continuing our relationship with the Awards and look forward to celebrating the South East’s most outstanding tourism businesses in 2018.”

Nigel Smith, Chief Executive of Tourism South East says: “Feedback from last year’s entrants tells us that the Awards are increasing in their relevance.  We are really looking forward to receiving entries from tourism business that are offering visitors an exceptional standard of service and an outstanding, memorable experience.”

The deadline for entering the Awards is midnight on 22nd May for all categories except Events and Festivals and Customer Service Superstar which is 22 August.  In a change to previous years businesses planning to enter Events and Festivals should register their interest now by emailing awards@beautifulsouthawards.co.uk.

Entry is free for members of Tourism South East with an administration fee payable for non members all entrants receive feedback.

If you have any queries about the Awards please contact awards@beautifulsouthawards.co.uk.

Many thanks go to our sponsors who make the Beautiful South Awards possible.

Title Sponsor

The Grand Brighton www.grandbrighton.co.uk.

Sponsors & Partners

Hoseasons www.hoseasons.co.uk

Shopper Anonymous www.shopperanonymous.co.uk

Tourism for All www.tourismforall.org.uk

Studio Republic www.studiorepublic.com

Quality in Tourism www.qualityintourism.com

Visit Brighton www.visitbrighton.com

Welcome to Excellence www.welcometoexcellence.com

NFU Mutual www.nfumutual.co.uk