Cumbria Tourism Awards 2017
The Cumbria Tourism Awards celebrate the best Cumbria has to offer and are now in their 15th year. Cumbria’s tourism businesses, and the talented individuals behind them, drive a visitor economy worth over £2.44 billion and service our 43 million annual visitors. Their achievements, hard work and dedication are worthy of recognition.
Cumbria offers ever increasing levels of quality and service to our visitors, and the Cumbria Tourism Awards recognise those businesses offering excellence and innovation in their product, service, welcome, marketing and sustainable practices.
Winners for the majority of categories from the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2017 will go on to represent the county at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2018. New Tourism Business Award and Wedding Venue of the Year are run at a Cumbria level only.
Cumbria has seen a great deal of success at national level over the years, resulting in fantastic media promotion for the winning businesses and the Lake District, Cumbria as a quality visitor destination.
This year there are 17 award categories which celebrate the huge range and diversity of Cumbria’s tourism industry.
Download the call to entry flyer here.
The closing date for entries is Thursday 23rd March 2017
How to Enter
There are 17 award categories to suit Cumbria’s vast and diverse range of tourism businesses.
The winning businesses have to demonstrate excellence and innovation throughout their business. Including their product, welcome, service, marketing and sustainable practices. The Sheila Hensman Award recognises the outstanding contribution to customer service and extraordinary support service offered behind the scenes by an individual employee, team or business owner.
The entry forms can be saved as a word document and returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal entries (in triplicate) can be returned to Cumbria Tourism. The awards are open to all Cumbria Tourism members and are free to enter, however most finalists will be required to pay for a mystery shopping visit or judging validation visit. These costs are detailed on the individual entry forms.
Closing date for all entries is Thursday 23rd March 2017.
- Self-Catering Property of the Year
- Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year
- Holiday Park of the Year
- Guest Accommodation of the Year
- B&B of the Year
- Taste Cumbria Award
- Sustainable Tourism Award
- Tourism Experience Award
- Tourism Event of the Year
- Large Hotel of the Year
- Small Hotel of the Year
- Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
- Visitor Attraction of the Year
- New Tourism Business Award
- Wedding Venue of the Year
- Tourism Pub of the Year
- The Sheila Hensman Award for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors
The success of the Cumbria Tourism Awards, now in their 15th year, is due to the support of our sponsors.
The competition and event is financed through the generosity of our sponsors and ticket sales.
It is thanks to them that we can celebrate Cumbria’s achievements in tourism and go on to compete successfully in the national tourism awards.
To find out more about sponsoring a category in the 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards contact Paula Scott on 07585 665636 or email email@example.com