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Devon Tourism Awards 2014 open for entry

See Video of 2014 event HERE

This year’s Devon Tourism Awards are now open - and businesses are invited to enter by the deadline of midnight on 12th June.

After an outstanding year, seeing record entries and winners, the Awards cycle has now re-started and top hospitality businesses across Devon are invited to submit their entries.

This year sees plenty of changes & new categories:

  • There are new categories for Spas & Wellbeing; Artistic, Cultural & Learning experiences; and Active and Sporting experiences.
  • Focusing on overseas visitors, there’s a new category for International Visitor Experience, and
  • The Taste category has been split into Restaurants and Cafes.

Awards Director Robin Barker, says: “The last year has seen all records broken and fantastic feedback from entrants.  The Awards are making a difference and I’d urge all Devon tourism businesses to be part of them.  As one of last year’s winners says in the ‘Tips from Past Winners’ section: ‘Definitely have a go!-you have nothing to lose!” 

Paul Hardingham, Strategic Development Director of title sponsors Hoseasons adds: “It’s a real pleasure to be involved in the Devon Tourism Awards again this year. The standard of the entries always remains at the very highest level and for those lucky enough to win the award they not only get the recognition from their hard working industry peers, they can also benefit from the increased publicity and consumer awareness of their business.”   

Victoria Hatfield, Chair of Visit Devon, said "Businesses within Devon strive for success and quality and this can be seen each year with the number of businesses that enter and win the Devon Tourism Awards and go onto greater success within the South West Tourism Awards and the national England For Excellence Awards.  Year on year, owners and managers invest in their businesses to improve quality and variety to attract more visitors to Devon, aiming to be the best in the South West. The Devon Tourism Awards gives tourism businesses within this beautiful county the opportunity to showcase what’s best about Devon and Visit Devon urge businesses large and small and from across the county to enter to make 2015 an award winning year for Devon". 

The awards launch come fresh from the Devon’s outstanding success in February’s South West Awards, when Devon businesses picked up 30 regional awards, with 4 of these going on to be finalists in the national VisitEngland finals to be announced in May.  We wish them well.

The deadline for entering the awards is midnight on 12th June, but businesses are encouraged to start preparing now and not leave it to the last minute. See How to Enter section to start the process.