Beautiful South Tourism Awards

 

The countdown has begun! 

With the Beautiful South Tourism Awards 2024 closing on the 23 June now is the perfect time to make sure you have entered every category you are eligible for.  You will get free feedback on every application which businesses tell us is invaluable.

Last night saw the culmination of the awards season where seven businesses from across the South East, who started their awards journey by entering the Beautiful South Awards, were presented with trophies by Alex Polizzi, at a glittering national VisitEngland Awards ceremony in Liverpool.  They have been crowned one of the top three tourism businesses in England!

The Bosham Boathouse Bed and Breakfast and The Gallivant both won a Gold for Bed and Breakfast of the Year and Small Hotel of the Year respectively.  Massive congratulations to them.  These wins came alongside a fantastic Silver for Glamping, Camping and Holiday Park of the Year award for Kits Coty Glamping and a Silver award for Brett Hawkes, from Crowhurst Park, for Unsung Hero.  Kent Wildlife Trust also won a Silver for their commitment to sustainability and they told us that “We are overjoyed that Kent Wildlife Trust has won the silver award in the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism category at the Visit England Awards. This national recognition is real testament to our amazing staff and volunteers along with our supportive members across the county.”  Boys Hall won an amazing bronze award for their New Tourism Business of the Year as did the Battle of Britain Memorial for Small Attraction of the Year (read what the award meant to them here) Well done to them all.

This is just one of the many benefits of entering as for some categories (marked with VE here) it is the only way you can go through to compete in the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence finals in 2025.

Winning awards are a fantastic way to showcase your achievements and to prove your dedication to providing an exceptional tourism experience.  They can boost your reputation, gain a competitive advantage and the media coverage can put you in front of a wider audience, helping to attract new customers.

Don’t miss out on your chance to shine and submit your entries by 23 June. 

We hope to see you collecting an award at the prestigious awards ceremony at the Grand Brighton on 10 December once again hosted by the fabulous Toby Anstis.

Good luck and don’t forget if you have any questions just get in touch, we are here to help.

 

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