Enter the Awards for Excellence
Be the best of the best by winning the highest accolade in English tourism.
The prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence champion the very best of England’s tourism industry, celebrating innovation and best practice.
Any business directly involved in tourism can take part. This includes accommodation providers, visitor attractions, restaurant/cafes, tourist information providers and other types of businesses, such as retail outlets and pubs that are part of the visitor economy.
2019 is the 30th anniversary of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. For 2019, rather than following the traditional Awards format, with an application process and ceremony, we will hold a special anniversary event to celebrate 30 years of the Awards and successes in English tourism. The event will take place in London in March 2019 (the date and venue will be announced early in 2019).
The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence will not open for applications in 2018/19 (from either local competition winners or direct entrants). However, we will showcase the latest award winners from local and regional competitions as follows:
• Eligible winners will be featured on visitengland.com from January 2019 onwards.
• Roll of Honour for eligible winners at the event.
• A selection of eligible winners will be featured in an audio visual presentation shown at the event.
The event will be by invitation only, including a small number of representatives and eligible winners from each local/ regional awards competition. Further details will follow in early 2019.
The future VisitEngland Awards for Excellence
Over the past year we have undertaken a comprehensive review of the Awards as we look to modernise them. This will ensure that they continue to recognise, congratulate and celebrate businesses and individuals that deliver amazing experiences for visitors, raising the profile of England as a world-class destination.
The Awards will champion innovation in tourism, inspire business excellence and provide enhanced benefits for everyone involved. Work is underway with our partners to redevelop the Awards with a view to launching a new competition for 2019/2020 at the special event in March 2019.
For any queries please contact the VisitEngland Awards Team at VEAwards@VisitEngland.org.
Start your Awards for Excellence journey
The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence website contains all the information you need, including eligibility criteria, where to apply, timings, categories and who to contact with any queries.
How to enter
Applying to your local or regional tourism competition is the first step to awards success.
Find out who walked away with Gold, Silver and Bronze.