Cornwall Tourism Awards 2019/20
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The Finalists have been announced for this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards which will be presented in Truro Cathedral on 7th November 2019.

After a record 207 entries were received from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, 77 have been selected as finalists who will be in suspense until the Awards Ceremony in Truro Cathedral, when they will learn whether they have won Gold, Silver or Bronze awards. A further 18 receive Commended status.

The annual competition, now in its 18th year, saw the addition of the ‘Business Leader of the Year’ and ‘Forthglade Dog Friendly Pub’ awards, alongside numerous criteria changes to reflect the dynamic nature of tourism.  Judging also took yet increased account of entrants’ digital presence, as well as their commitment to the environment and community.

Successful businesses in the Cornwall Awards will be fast tracked into the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in February 2020 and possibly invited to represent Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the 2020 national VisitEngland Awards, in which Cornwall has often performed so well.

Deborah Heather, Director of headline sponsors Quality in Tourism, says: “Another year of simply fantastic tourism businesses in Cornwall. The county goes from strength to strength in terms of the offer and we look forward to celebrating with everyone on the 7th November.”

Awards organizer Robin Barker of Services for Tourism commented: “Change is one of the constants in business success and so it is with awards entrants and our own teams, who this year have completed 137 judging visits to businesses in their search for exemplars of excellence.  This year has also seen our own recognition, winning a Gold accreditation in the Awards Trust Mark scheme, the only holders of this accolade in the region or in UK tourism, and I’d like to publicly recognise entrants, judges, sponsors and our own team for making this possible.”

The 30 award categories cover everything from dog friendly, sporting experiences and cafes to glamping, hotels and pubs. A Winner of Winners title and special Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award will also be presented on the night.

For a full list of finalists click HERE

“The Awards continue to evolve in parallel with industry trends, with feedback from last year’s entrants telling us that 80% of entrants now take part for the independent feedback they receive. This year’s Awards see many further changes, with new websites, shorter entry forms and a new entry system, and we look forward to receiving as many entries as possible”

Organiser of the awards Robin Barker

Entry is free, the programmes being funded by a range of sponsors and partners, and all entrants receive feedback.

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