Herald Express English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2017


The Herald Express is delighted to announce the launch of the English Rivera & South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2017. Last year’s event was a huge success with over 120 nominations showcasing the very best of our tourism and hospitality sector, and over 380 guests attending a glittering awards ceremony.

There is so much to be positive about in South Devon and we are proud to be leading an event that will recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in tourism and hospitality.

Our aim is to promote and salute leading businesses and individuals whatever their sector and size during the past year. There are 14 categories to choose from ranging from Hotel of the Year, Excellence in Customer Service and Tourism Event of the Year. For 2017, we have added a new category - International Visitor Experience of the Year which is open to any tourism business, organisation or individual that has delivered an outstanding experience for our visitors from overseas.

Entries are now open and will close on Wednesday, 26th July 2017. Initial judging will whittle down the entries to a select shortlist of companies, who will then be mystery shopped by our expert panel of judges. The programme will culminate with a five-star awards ceremony in November to celebrate the achievements of all shortlisted companies, and to announce the eventual winners!

To enter please see the link at the top of the page to download your entry form. For more information or to request a word document entry form email events@dc-media.co.uk

Event Timeline

Open entries: Wednesday 3rd May

Closed entries: Wednesday 26th July - Judges packs go out on Friday 21st July

First Judging day: Tuesday 25th July

Mystery Shopping: Monday 31st July through to Monday 2nd October

Final Judging: Friday 6th October

Event: Thursday 2nd November