TOURISM AWARDS OPEN FOR ENTRY
The 2022/23 Dorset Tourism Awards are now open for entry and businesses from across Dorset are invited to submit entries.
The Awards, now in their 10th year, cover Dorset including Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, offering businesses the chance to win not just locally, but to progress on to the regional South West awards and – for matching categories – the national VisitEngland awards.
The launch comes fresh from the conclusion of the 2021/22 awards, held in what was an extraordinary period for tourism, hospitality and the world. Entrants listed the benefits of entering as increasing bookings, generating PR, free feedback and the boost they give to staff morale and recruitment.
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 unsung heroes, new businesses, dog friendly, accessibility, wildlife friendly and sustainability.
Awards organiser Robin Barker says: “I’m astounded that this is the 10th year of the Dorset Tourism Awards! Let’s have record entries and make this a year to remember!”
The awards are free to enter being supported by many sponsors and partners. Deborah Heather, Director of headline sponsors Quality in Tourism, says: “The depth of commitment to excellence in Dorset continues to inspire and lead the way in the South West, which made the decision for Quality in Tourism to be Headline Sponsor once again for the season 2022/23 very simple. We are thrilled to be involved once again.”
A series of free online workshops is planned to help entrants, the first being on 12 May. All entries must be submitted online by midnight on Sunday 19 June but it is recommended that businesses plan ahead and start as soon as possible. This deadline will not be extended.
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