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Award entries

Award entries will open in June 2017. Follow @TourismAwardsNE for updates.

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 be automatically entered into the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018.

Here's just a few reasons why businesses entered this year's awards:

  • Submitting an entry is complely free of charge.
  • The awards recognise and reward businesses and people working in the tourism and hospitality industry, and help raise the profile and importance of the industry.
  • Award winners gain a competitive edge through recognition of their commitment to excellence and quality standards.
  • Entering the awards is a positive, open and motivating way to recognise and reward your staff and their contribution to the business.
  • Award winning businesses can attract high quality staff and help increase staff motivation, loyalty and commitment.
  • Simply entering the awards is a win-win situation. Completing an application is an excellent management tool and helps businesses focus on key aspects of managing the business and how they can develop and improve in the future - remember all entrants will get valuable feedback from the judges.

VisitEngland visited Newcastle on the 4th of August 2016 to share their top tips on writing an application - you can still view the presentation here.  

If you have any questions please contact the team on 0191 440 5722 or email

Tourism Awards 2016 Sponsors:

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