The Finalists have been announced for the 13th year of the Devon Tourism Awards which will be presented at Home Park, Plymouth on 2nd February 2023.
After four months of judging, 60 finalists have been announced for this year’s Awards. All will be in suspense until the Awards Ceremony, when they will learn whether they have won Gold, Silver or Bronze awards. A further 5 awards will be announced on the night and 3 receive Commended status.
The annual competition is now in its 13th year, with plenty of developments along the way as the awards have evolved in parallel to the industry itself. This year’s awards have taken ever greater account of entrants’ commitment to the environment and community, as well as displaying an exemplary digital presence. The awards organisers have evolved too, this year winning their own ‘Outstanding’ accreditation in the Awards TrustMark scheme.
Winners will be announced at Home Park, the home of Plymouth Argyle Football Club, on 2 February 2023, with successful businesses in many categories fast tracked into the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in March 2023 and possibly invited to represent Devon in the national VisitEngland Awards, in which Devon has previously had many top winners.
Deborah Heather, Director of headline sponsors Quality in Tourism, says: “Another year with an extraordinary group of finalists in the Devon Tourism Awards. As headline sponsor, Quality in Tourism is proud and inspired by the 2022/23 cohort; the quality and innovation goes from strength to strength each year."
Awards organiser Robin Barker of Services for Tourism commented: “This year’s judging was extraordinarily tough and I offer heartfelt congratulations to all finalists as well as my condolences to those who didn’t make it in what has been a tough period for everyone. To excel at times like these is a sign of real commitment.”
The 25 award categories cover everything from dog friendly, experiences and cafes to glamping, hotels and attractions. A Winner of Winners title and special Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award will also be presented on the night.
For a full list of finalists please click here.