VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020: Finalists

The following finalists will go forward to compete for the tourism industry’s annual national Awards for Excellence.

Applications were put forward for national judging from businesses across England including hotels, self-catering accommodation providers, B&Bs, glamping operators, attractions, restaurants, pubs, museums, and conference centres. All finalists are invited to attend an online virtual event on Monday 17 August when the winners are set to be announced.

This event will be streamed live from 19:00 for a 19:30 start, 21:00 finish, on our website and YouTube channel, VisitEnglandBiz.

Read the press release.

 

Recognises tourism businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences for everyone, particularly those with accessibility requirements, and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

 

Recognises bed & breakfast and guest house businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

 

Recognises business events venues that demonstrate an excellent understanding of the market, exceeding the expectations of their clients and have a strategic plan for future development within this area, with clear goals.

 

Recognises holiday parks, sites and villages providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

 

Recognises tourism businesses committed to being sustainable, responsible and ethical in how they operate and interact with customers, the wider community and the environment. 

 

Recognises providers of truly memorable and immersive activities for visitors to participate in.

 

Recognises tourism businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences, particularly for international visitors, and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

 

Recognises full service hotels providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

 

Recognises large visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

 

Recognises high performing new tourism businesses, demonstrating excellent understanding of their market, exceeding the expectations of their customers with clear plans for future development.

 

Recognises pubs that make a significant contribution to tourism in their area, with a food and drink offering that includes quality locally sourced produce.

 

Recognises self catering accommodation businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

 

Recognises small serviced accommodation businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

 

Recognises small visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

 

Recognises businesses within the tourism industry that offer food, beverage and service innovation and excellence.

 

Special award categories

Recognises the contribution that media and influencers make in championing the amazing experiences on offer across the country.

 

Recognises destinations and projects committed to increasing the international distribution of tourism products within their destination(s).