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Why Enter?

Would you like:

  • To stand out from the crowd?
  • A raised profile with the media?
  • To reward your team and boost morale?
  • A free mystery shopper report and business feedback?
  • To recruit the best staff?
  • The chance to go forward to South West England & National England Awards in 2017/18? 
  • A cause for celebration?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you should consider entering the Dorset Tourism Awards.

If in doubt, why not list to our Awards Podcast HERE (it lasts 25 minutes or so ...)

But don’t just believe us, this is what some of our enthusiastic tourism colleagues have to say:

“Winning the tourism awards gave the whole team at the Balincourt a huge sense of achievement. Being judged by experienced assessors gave us a perspective on how much progress we’d actually made in improving all aspects of our business, and the areas where we could do even better. We would recommend anyone in the tourism industry to take part.” - Owen Williams, The Balincourt

"We were thrilled with our awards last year, especially considering the high calibre of the other entrants. The Dorset Tourism Awards have been a wonderful opportunity for us to take a fresh and considered look at our visitor offer and customer journey from start to finish. The feedback from the judges visits has been very useful." - Kate Davies, Moors Valley Country Park

"A Dorset Tourism Award definitely gives you a commercial advantage over your competitors which is vital especially in these days where margins are squeezed and competition is fierce" - The White House, Charmouth

"It gives us great pride, also our guests are always delighted when they we have won another award!" - South Lytchett Manor Camping & Caravanning Park

"The rewards are many starting with our directors.  They like to see that their investment is doing well" - The Green House Hotel, Bournemouth

"All I found was approachable, friendly and helpful people dealing with the process" - Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges

"We have found the feedback excellent and for the most part constructive. Just completing the application form makes you look at your establishment in greater detail than you may do on a day to day basis and encourages you to make changes even before the judges give you their input. Wining silver was a very proud moment for us and made all the team here at the hotel feel appreciated. We all walked with a new spring in our step and it made us feel that we had put the Eastbury on the map of the South West. We feel that we can hold our head high amongst the South West’s excellent tourism offering." - Nicky King, The Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne 

"For those who want to improve their tourism business, both for themselves and guests, taking part in Tourism Awards is a must. If you are one of the winners, guests enjoy staying or visiting an award winning establishment. Come to think of it, everyone is a winner just by entering! Useful judge feedback and self assessment focuses the mind on where improvement can be made." - Lesley Foot, BOD Bournemouth