Devon Tourism Awards 2015

We are proud to announce that Westward M.S. Limited’s App For Devon is this year’s sponsor for the Small Attraction Of The Year category at the Devon Tourism Awards.

This year’s finallists and highly commendeds have just been confirmed and you can read the full press release from Devon Tourism Awards below.

“Devon’s leading tourism businesses have been chosen for the finals of the Devon Tourism Awards which will be presented at a prestigious ceremony on 26th November 2015.

This year sees an increase to 22 categories in the competition which is now in its 6th year following its launch in 2010 in association with Visit Devon. The year also saw an increase by 34% to 174 entries from the cream of the Devon tourism industry, with 65 businesses selected as finalists who will be in suspense until 26th November when they will learn whether they have won Gold, Silver or Bronze awards.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 26th November at the Holiday Inn in Plymouth, where the event will be hosted by Judi Spiers along with a special guest.

Successful businesses in the Devon Tourism Awards will then be fast tracked into the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in February 2016 and then possibly invited to represent Devon in to the National VisitEngland Awards later in 2015.

The Chairman of the Awards Panel, David Fursdon, says: “The Devon Tourism Awards have shown once again that this County has a wonderful group of hardworking and imaginative entrepreneurs whose tourism businesses are a credit to them; a source of pride to those of us who live here and act as a powerful magnet to those who visit.”

Visit Devon Chairman, Victoria Hatfield, comments: “It is an inspiration to see the year-on-year investment in quality that keeps Devon at the forefront of tourism. This year’s list of Finalists is longer than ever and I offer my congratulations to them all”

Paul Hardingham, Commercial Director of Headline Sponsors Hoseasons, says: “Devon represents everything that is exceptional about the Great British break – that’s why we are delighted to be supporting these awards once again. We help bring thousands of people to the area every year, but it’s the passion and dedication of the businesses we work with that keeps them coming back for more. Well done to the winners and all the best for another fantastic year in 2016!”

Awards organizer Robin Barker of Services for Tourism commented: “I just love this industry! This year’s judges have visited 97 Devon businesses – more than ever before – and their reports are a joy to read.””

For the full list of Finalists and Highly Comendeds go to www.devontourismawards.org.uk

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