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This year’s Devon Tourism Awards are now closed for entry.

With entries now closed organisers have announced a record year for entries into the Tourism Awards across the South West, supported by headline sponsors Hoseasons.

This year’s awards have attracted 644 entries across the South West, 6% more than in 2016, with a record 203 entries from Devon.

All entries are now undergoing a three-stage judging process, starting with examination of entry forms and digital activities, followed by visits from mystery visitors and ending with decisions taken by independent panels. Finalists will be announced in early October with the Devon Tourism Awards event on 23rd November, the South West finale in February and the national VisitEngland awards in April.

Awards organiser Robin Barker said: “We work hard each year to develop the awards to keep them relevant to the fast-changing world of tourism and are always delighted when our efforts are rewarded with increased entries.

“One of our aims is for the South West to maintain its position as England’s top region for quality, winning more awards than any other region in the national VisitEngland awards; we have achieved this for the last five years and with the quality of this year’s entrants will be endeavouring to do so again.”

Mark Warnes, property and portfolio director at headline sponsors Hoseasons, says: “We are once again very proud to be supporting these awards and very much looking forward to playing our part in recognising the efforts and achievements of tourism businesses across the region. The time, energy and money they continue to invest in their offer is what keeps people coming back year after year, and what makes this area such an enduring holiday hotspot.”

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