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There are 16 categories at the 2022/23 awards. This year, there is a new award category, Business Events Venue of the Year that recognises business events venues that demonstrate an excellent understanding of the market, exceeding the expectations of their clients and have a strategic plan for future development within this area, with clear goals.

All entries can be submitted online via our online application portal. You can view the full terms and conditions 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 camping, glamping, 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 of the Year 
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.

Resilience and Innovation Award
Recognises businesses within the tourism industry that have demonstrated great innovation, resilience and adaptation during a crisis or period of adversity. 

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.

Business Events Venue of the Year
Recognises business events venues that demonstrate an excellent understanding of the market, exceeding the expectations of their clients and have a strategic plan for future development within this area, with clear goals.