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Finalists Announced

Finalists Announced for prestigious 2019/20 Beautiful South AwardsFor tourism businesses across the South East the wait is over. The finalists in the 2019/20 Beautiful South Awards have been chosen. This year saw a near record number of entries (170) in 23 categories from all parts of the region - 40% more than last year. They were shortlisted from their entry forms and mystery shopped by expert ...

How Stay Original Co. has grown its portfolio with Avondata

How Stay Original Co. has grown its portfolio with Avondata

The Stay Original Company was started eight years ago and now boasts a collection of beautiful hotels and inns in the South West. Since 2011 the team has been developing a number of old properties, turning them into original and stylish accommodation of all sizes, from gastro pubs to boutique hotels. Avon Data are proud to have been working with Stay Original Co. for just over two years and we caught...

Awards are now closed

The Tourism awards are now closed and we are delighted to announce that we have had a huge increase in entries across the board - 175 this year. The news follows a period of major changes for the awards with new websites, shorter and online entry forms and a launch to industry nearly two months earlier than in the past. Mark Smith, Chair of Tourism South East, said, “I’m blown away by...

48 Hour extension to the tourism awards

With tourism businesses being so busy over the bank holiday weekend we have extended the deadline for entering this year’s Awards by 48 hours to midnight (23:59) on Wednesday 8 May.  Please remember that this year has a new online entry system – and that external factors such as internet and power problems can cause unexpected problems – so our strong advice is start your submission...

The South East’s Best Tourism Businesses celebrate

The South East’s Best Tourism Businesses celebrate

The Beautiful South Awards at the Grand Hotel Brighton saw TV and radio presenter of sports events including Crufts, Mark Jones, celebrate with the cream of the South East’s tourism industry. 74 businesses and tourism professionals received Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies at what has become the industry’s year end highlight.  You can see a short film of the evening here....