It’s a great honour to receive a North East England Tourism Award, giving businesses official recognition for their positive contribution to the tourism industry in our region.
All shortlisted North East England Tourism Award applicants will also have the chance to enter the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018, which is even more of a reason to enter your business today!
Here's just a few more reasons why you should enter this year's awards:
We want everyone to maximise their chances of winning by presenting the strongest possible entry. Please remember that judges might not know your business personally and will be shortlisting based exclusively on the materials you provide in your application. It is important, therefore, that your entry is clearly presented and easy to read, addresses the judging criteria, looks professional and conveys what it is that makes your business really special.
Entrants must submit an electronic copy of their application form, plus one pdf document (max size 20mb) of supporting evidence if relevant. The judging will be based on this entry form, your website (viewed on desktop, mobile and tablet) and any other online presence that you might have, including social media. The judges will also look at your online customer reviews.
We recommend you read through the document below before starting your application.
Application information and FAQ
This year there are 15 award categories. Application forms can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
Completed applications should be submitted electronically to email@example.com by 4pm on Monday 4 September 2017.
If you have any questions please contact the team on 0191 440 5722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full details of your category and terms and conditions, please refer to the application form.
Business Tourism Provider of the Year
Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf &
Event Durham, Durham University
Dog-Friendly Business of the Year
South Causey Inn -
Bracken Hill Farm Cottage
Hotel of the Year
Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa
Ramside Hall Hotel
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North
Self-Catering Provider of the Year
Mill Granary Cottages
The Old Stables Knitsley
Self-Catering Property of the Year
Bracken Hill Farm Cottage
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Bowlees Visitor Centre
Sustainable Tourism Award
Durham University Catering
Winners at the North East England Tourism Awards have the chance to compete on a national stage against those winners from England’s other regions at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.
Large Hotel of the Year - Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa (Gold)
Tourism Event of the Year - Durham University - Magna Carta Exhibition (Highly Commended)
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Beamish, The Living Museum of the North (Bronze)
Business Tourism Award - Seaham Hall (Highly Commended)