Devon’s leading tourism businesses are being invited to take part in the new Devon Tourism Awards 2010 which are being launched by Visit Devon this week.
The awards celebrate the cream of the Devon tourism industry and will help to promote and raise the profile of the county’s high achieving tourism providers.
There are six competition categories; Attraction of the Year, Hotel of the Year, Holiday Park and Village of the Year, B and B of the Year, Self Catering and Serviced Apartment as well as an award for Sustainable Tourism. The best business will then be selected from the six categories for the prestigious Winner of Winners Award.
Successful businesses in the Devon Awards will then be fast-tracked into the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in November 2010/ and then possibly on to the National EnjoyEngland Awards in the Spring of next year.
The new Devon Awards will give local businesses the opportunity to gain further recognition both in the media and the local community for their excellent facilities and exemplary customer service.
The closing date for entries is the 16th of June 2010 and application forms can be downloaded from the Visit Devon: www.visitdevon.co.uk/devonawards .
The General Manager of Visit Devon, Rosie Bates says the new Devon Awards will showcase the best of Devon tourism talent; “We are immensely proud of the high standard and quality of service that we provide for visitors to Devon. Our hotels, B & Bs and attractions are some of the very best in the UK. The awards will provide a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to tell the world about what they do, and to reward staff for all their hard work throughout the year.”
A short list of entrants will be compiled which will then be visited by a mystery shopper to report to a final judging panel in August. The successful entrants will then attend the Devon Tourism Awards Ceremony at the end of September. The Award categories are: The Winner of Winners sponsored by Exeter Airport: www.exeter-airport.co.uk Attraction of the Year sponsored by Blue Chip Vacations: www.bluechipvacations.com Hotel of the Year sponsored by Clockwork Marketing and Direct Mail: www.clock-work.co.uk Holiday Park and Village of the Year sponsored by Stephens Scown solicitors: www.stephens-scown.co.uk Self-Catering and Serviced Apartment of the Year sponsored by Digitial New Media: www.dnm-uk.com B & B of the Year sponsored by RH Advertising: www.rhads.co.uk Sustainable Tourism sponsored by A Head for PR: www.aheadforpr.co.uk
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About Visit Devon Visit Devon is the destination management organisation responsible for promoting Devon to the world. The organisation acts as a voice for tourism in Devon and its aim is simple - to increase the number of visitors to Devon by promoting the county as a year-round destination for business or leisure. The organization brings together, adds value to and enhances the work and activities undertaken by the six Area Tourism Partnerships across the county. Visit Devon is committed to growing the tourism sector sustainably, increasing the skills within the industry, and raising the quality of the visitor experience.
Visit Devon is a public-private partnership limited by guarantee. The not for profit company comprises of nine member organizations including the six Area Tourism Partnerships (Exeter and Essential Devon, Visit Plymouth, North Devon+, The Dartmoor Partnership, The English Riviera Tourist Board, and Visit South Devon) Devon County Council, The Devon Association of Tourist Attractions (Data), and Devon Farms. Visit Devon is the trading name of Destination Devon Ltd.
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