The Beautiful South Tourism Awards 2020/21 are open for entry and businesses are encouraged to start submissions without delay. All entries must be submitted online by 26 April but as Easter is coming up it is recommended that businesses get them in as soon as possible.
Last year’s entrants summed up the benefits of entering the awards as increasing bookings, generating PR, helping with staff morale, retention and recruitment as well as getting free feedback on how their business could be improved. They are also a great way to raise profile and reward your team and can lead to national recognition for those who progress through to VisitEngland’s national tourism excellence awards.
To start the process please take a look at the categories – then follow our tips at entering awards there is also a suggested schedule for you to follow. Then follow the link to online entry here. There are 24 different categories to choose from including a new one this year – Innovation in Tourism. So take a look - there may be more than one you can enter.
Entry is open to members and non-members of Tourism South East. For members entry is free and non-members are required to pay a fee of £70 plus VAT, £45 for B and Bs, except for the New Tourism Business, Innovation and Unsung Hero categories which are free. Both members and non-members can enter any two awards (plus Sustainability and Access). Non-members will be invoiced on receipt of the entry form although processing of the entry will not begin until payment has been received by Tourism South East.
The TSE area covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, the Isle of Wight, Sussex or Kent. To enter your business must offer visitor experiences, events etc in the Tourism South East area. If your experience or business is located in another area, details of others schemes can be found on the Visit England Awards website.