VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Be the best of the best by winning the highest accolade in English tourism.

Awards trophy with gold rose

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England’s tourism awards champion the very best of the country’s tourism industry, celebrating quality, innovation and best practice. 

The annual awards cycle begins with a series of local competitions, which feed up to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. Businesses complete a single application and local winners are automatically put forward to the national judging panel.

The highlight of each awards cycle is the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence event where the finest businesses receive the most coveted accolade in English tourism.

In light of current Government guidance and the ongoing disruption we are facing we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Learning Expo and Awards Presentation event, due to take place on 16 June 2020 in Hull.


Whilst we are disappointed to have to cancel the event we feel it is important to recognise those businesses that over the last year delivered amazing experiences for visitors and played a pivotal role in the English tourism industry. This year we will announce and recognise the winners via a virtual presentation and we will provide more information as soon as it is available. We are sure you will understand why we have taken this decision. 


We at VisitEngland hope you keep safe and well in these difficult times.

Winning made a huge difference for us. We’re now fully booked for months