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Why Enter?

Would you like:

  • To stand out from the crowd?
  • A raised profile with the media?
  • To reward your team and boost morale?
  • To recruit the best staff?
  • To raise the quality of your business
  • To go forward to the South West Tourism Excellence Awards?
  • A cause for celebration

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you should consider entering the Awards.

If in doubt, why not listen to our Awards Podcast HERE (it lasts 25 minutes or so ...)

But don’t just believe us, here is what some recent winners had to say:

“At Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park we feel the tourism awards are a great opportunity to bench-mark our business against best practice, with helpful feedback and scoring from both independent assessors and mystery shoppers. There is only so much we will spot ourselves, and we find it very helpful to have people from outside our business take a closer look. It is also great to answer the entry questions, as it encourages our whole team to look closely at the business.”  Patrick Langmaid, Mother Ivey's Bay

"Winning golds in the Cornwall, then South West awards was an amazing boost for all of our team. It has reinforced our commitment to sustainability, given us all an extra sense of pride in what we do and ultimately led to a gold for Sustainable Tourism in the national Visit England finals." Lizzy Stroud, Railholiday

"The feedback from industry expert through mystery shopping, workshops and feedback scoring are detailed, positive and constructive. Above all it is great to be involved in something that encourages perseverance for better whilst rewarding what has been achieved." - Rachel Turner, Padstow Touring Park

Wendy Wright, Information Officer at Bodmin Visitor Information Centre said “If you have never entered the tourism awards before, my advice would be to give them a go! Not only do you have the chance of being hailed as an exemplar in your field, the feedback from mystery shoppers is so useful in developing your business”

“Tourism is such a prominent industry in Cornwall, and competition is of an extremely high standard. The Cornwall Tourism Awards are a fantastic way of celebrating and highlighting excellence within the industry, and it is a real honour to be recognised. We are always delighted to be involved in the process, and to win a Gold award is the icing on the cake. We are looking forward to the 2016/17 event.” - Stephen Baker, Carbis Bay Hotel

"The rewards from winning a Gold award (in fact two this year!) are multi-fold – firstly it is a great boost to our staff who work so hard to make Bosinver what it is. Secondly it validates our efforts in continually striving to improve our offer. Lastly it is wonderful to be recognised by the industry as one of the leading self catering providers in Cornwall, which also helps greatly with our marketing and promotion" - Pat Smith, Bosinver Farm Cottages

"Give the awards a go – you’ll be amazed what you can learn about your business!" - Ian Akeroyd, Trethem Mill Touring Park

"The feedback from mystery shoppers is invaluable" - Kate Pollard, Pentillie Castle

"It was all a great experience and thanks for your all your help" - Juliet May, Juliet's Garden

"At National level nothing prepared me for the flood of social media interaction in support of our win. Radio coverage, paper and magazine features have all come as a result of winning, let’s hope it will also lead to more bookings. Winning at National level has really drawn a line in the sand to say this is who we are and this is what we believe in." - Rosie Hadden, Little White Alice