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Entering the North East England Tourism Awards is completely FREE. Applications will open soon – watch this space!

There are 15 categories that you can enter – you are welcome to submit an entry for more than one application.

This year, a new award category has been launched to reflect the unprecedented difficulties caused by Covid-19 to tourism businesses, the Resilience and Innovation Award. We have also added a new category that recognises individuals in the sector, the Unsung Hero Award.

All entries must be submitted online via our online application portal (coming soon). You simply need to create your account to start your application – you can save your entry as you go, coming back to complete it at a later date.

If you would like to look at a sample form before you start your online application, click here.

Categories:

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award
Recognises tourism businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences for everyone, particularly those with accessibility requirements, and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

B&B and Guest House of the Year
Recognises bed & breakfast and guest house businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year
Recognises holiday parks, sites and villages providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award
Recognises tourism businesses committed to being sustainable, responsible and ethical in how they operate and interact with customers, the wider community and the environment.

Experience of the Year
Recognises providers of truly memorable and immersive activities for visitors to participate in.

Large Hotel of the Year
Recognises full service hotels providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

Small Hotel of the Year
Recognises small serviced accommodation businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

New Tourism Business Award
Recognises high performing new tourism businesses, demonstrating excellent understanding of their market, exceeding the expectations of their customers with clear plans for future development.

Pub of the Year
Recognises pubs that make a significant contribution to tourism in their area, with a food and drink offering that includes quality locally sourced produce.

Resiliance and Innovation Award
Recognising businesses within the tourism industry who have demonstrated innovation, resilience and adaptation, along with support for their local communities, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Self Catering Accommodation of the Year
Recognises self catering accommodation businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

Taste of North East England
Recognises businesses within the tourism industry that offer food, beverage and service innovation and excellence.

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Recognises large visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Recognises small visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

Unsung Hero Award
Recognises an individual working for a tourism business who excels in their role and deserves to be applauded for their work and commitment to the industry.