The 2022/23 awards cover the full range of tourism-related businesses including pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as accommodation, wedding and business venues, attractions, events and experiences. There is an award for Innovation and Resilience, as well as opportunities to submit entries for food and drink, unsung heroes, new businesses, dog friendly, age friendly, accessibility and sustainability.
Awards Organiser Nell Barrington said, “I hope this will be a bumper year for tourism and hospitality businesses in Bristol, Bath and Somerset and also that they can find time to get their entries in.”
The awards are free to enter being supported by many sponsors and partners. Deborah Heather, Director of headline sponsors Quality in Tourism, said, “The Bristol, Bath and Somerset awards have shown the commitment to quality from the operators in the area, they have overcome incredible issues, adapted and overcome the issues of the pandemic and have become marker leaders in the sector and Quality in Tourism is delighted to be Headline Sponsors for 2022/2023.”
Lorraine Jarvie from the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, added, “We are totally delighted! The RCH Team has worked incredibly hard to overcome the many challenges thrown up by the pandemic, so to have been judged as one of the country’s best hotels by Visit England really shows them that their perseverance and determination has paid off.”
A series of free online workshops is planned to help entrants, the first being on 12th May.
All entries must be submitted online by midnight on Sunday 19th June but it is recommended that businesses plan ahead and start as soon as possible. This deadline will not be extended.
For more information on the awards click here.