Visit England Awards for Excellence 2012

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The Enjoy England Awards for Excellence have been resurrected in the form of a new awards scheme entitled the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. In past years, your route to national recognition was through winning at the East Midlands Tourism Excellence Awards but with the demise of the Regional Development Agencies, many regional and local award schemes have ceased. VisitEngland was determined to ensure that the national scheme continued and we fully endorse and encourage participation in the new awards.

Award categories remain the same as for 2011. No new categories will be introduced for 2012 but additions for 2013 are under consideration.

• Access for All Award
• Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year
• Best Tourism Event
• Best Tourism Experience of the Year
• Large Hotel of the Year
• Business Tourism Award
• Caravan Holiday Park of the Year
• Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
• Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
• Outstanding Customer Service Award
• Self-Catering Holiday of the Year
• Small Hotel of the Year
• Sustainable Tourism Award
• Visitor Information Provider of the Year
• Taste of England Award

We’ll keep you informed as to deadlines, website details, and remind you when the application, FAQ, guidance and criteria documents become available to download on The site will go live on 1 September 2011 and the closing date for entries will be 6 January 2012. Please note that this year, all entries must be made online.


• Appraisal of online applications during January 2012
• Announced visits, mystery shopping (online and by telephone) conducted during February-mid March 2012
• Judging to determine finalists – end of March 2012
• Final judging of finalists to allocate category of Award by VisitEngland judging panel – end March/beginning April 2012
• Finalists notified in early April 2012
• Unsuccessful applicants notified with judges feedback in early April 2012
• The date of the Awards Ceremony is Tuesday 22 May 2012

Posted on 04 August 2011
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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