From Brecon Beacons Tourism:
Businesses can download the application forms from Brecon Beacons Tourism’s website here and have until 17th of September to submit their applications. We have decided to extend the deadline knowing that is a busy time of year for businesses. Now the Summer holidays have come to an end this could be your chance to enter!
Brecon Beacons Tourism is a business led organisation, with over 260 members, representing the tourism trade operating with the Brecon Beacons and the surrounding area. The tourism association’s membership is made up of several sectors including accommodation, activity providers, attractions, events, places to eat and retail. The short listed businesses and winners will be unveiled at the Awards Gala Dinner to be held at the Manor Hotel, Crickhowell on the 15th November. Tickets for the dinner will be on sale later this year with the event open to anyone – it’s going to be a great event so make sure the date is in your diary!
Laura Thomas, Brecon Beacons Tourism Executive Director said “We are delighted that Brecon Beacons Tourism is able to launch their second Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards in 2018. We hope the awards will showcase the quality of what we have to offer here in the Brecon Beacons and surrounding area. The awards will be an opportunity for us all to celebrate the tourism industry and to highlight the outstanding quality of our vibrant tourism businesses. We hope businesses no matter size or type will get on board and support both the awards and the dinner, seeing it as an opportunity to pay tribute to those who are committed and passionate about their business, the tourism industry and the Brecon Beacons.”
There are 15 awards in total, which any tourism business operating in and around the Brecon Beacons may apply for. The awards are as follows:
1. The Best Large Serviced Accommodation (6 rooms or more)
2. The Best Small Serviced Accommodation (5 rooms or less)
3. The Best Self-Catering Accommodation sleeping less than 10 people
4. The Best Self-Catering Accommodation sleeping 10 or more people
5. The Best Camping and Caravan site
6. The Best Glamping Experience
7. Best Activity Provider
8. The Best Food Experience
9. Best Attraction
10. Best Event or Festival
11. Best Retail
12. Community Tourism Award
13. Sustainable Tourism Award
14. Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award
15. Best Overall Winner
The awards are being supported by sponsors for the different award categories from the private and public sector – sponsors so far include Pear Communications, Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages, The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and Powys County Council. Other local businesses are lending their support in different ways to this prestigious event.