27 April 2018 | Hotels

Hotels and tourism in the South West provide consistently successful business opportunities

The Visit England awards celebrate the quality and best performing operators in the hotels and leisure sector across the country, so it’s no surprise that many of the winners came from UK holiday hotspots within the South West.

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Rob Kinsman
Regional Director
These awards are twinned with the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, hosted in February, meaning that many of the winners from Visit England also grabbed trophies at those awards and the regional awards, which are held in Dorset, Cornwall, Bristol, Bath & Somerset and Devon, as part of its selection process. 

As Christie & Co sponsors categories within these regional awards, we get to see how well these businesses perform, the high level of quality, and ever-growing opportunities for operators in the region. This has been the case for a long time now, as the South West earned the most accolades of any region for the sixth year running at the Visit England awards. 

At the awards, three South West nominees took prestigious Gold trophies: 
Holiday Park / Village 
Inclusive Tourism 
Taste of England;

Six silver awards were presented: 
B&B
Inclusive Tourism
Inbound Tourism
Self Catering
Dog Friendly 
Hotel of the Year,

And seven bronze awards:
New Tourism Business
Boutique Guest Accommodation
Small Visitor Attraction
Dog Friendly
Business Tourism
Large Visitor Attraction
Holiday Park & Village

Given this continual upwards trajectory and consistent performances, the region offers a thriving market for both buyers and sellers in all aspects of the tourism sector and we are always keen to keep an eye on the front runners of the industry. This is why we support and sponsor categories in the South West tourism awards, highlighting the superlative venues in the region.

In 2017, Christie & Co sponsored three of the regional awards:
Cornwall Tourism Awards – Venue & Business Tourism Award
Devon Tourism Awards – Camping & Caravanning Award
Bath, Bristol & Somerset – Venue & Business Tourism Award. 

Upcoming in 2018, Christie & Co will be sponsoring another three awards:
Cornwall Tourism Awards – Venue & Business Tourism Award
Devon Tourism Awards – Venue & Business Tourism Award
Bath, Bristol & Somerset – Small/Boutique Hotel Award

We look forward to seeing what the next year brings and another top performance for the South West with the next cohort of quality tourism businesses.
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