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Celebrating true excellence in tourism businesses that make Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole and the surrounding areas 
a great place to visit, live and work.

Logo of the DMB Tourism Awards for Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole. Delivered by the Destination Management Board.
DMBTA Winners

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole's

Celebrating true excellence in businesses that make
Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and the surrounding areas
a great place to visit, live and work.

Delivered by the Destination Management Board.


Information on the 19 award categories for 2024 can be found on the Categories tab...



Deadline for applications and nominations is Saturday, 6th July 2024.

Businesses are also encouraged to enter the Dorset Tourism Awards, which have a huge range of categories and importantly offer the chance for onward nomination to the national VisitEngland awards – the entry deadline for this is Sunday, 23rd June 2024.

Events in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

The Awards will consist of two rounds of judging; Round One: based on the application form, Website and Social Media. & Round Two: All applicants will receive a visit or a call from a judge*


*the following will receive Judge Mystery Shop:

Cafe/Tea Room 

Small Hotel

Large Hotel

Self Catering

Attraction of the Year

Eating Out Experience

Restaurant of the Year

Takeaway Experience (followed by call)

Night Life Experience


All applicants will be invited to the ‘announcement of finalists’ event on Thursday 12th September (maximum 2 people per business). 



Some key Dates for you in the run up to this year's DMB Tourism Awards 2024 for Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole....

DMB Tourism Awards 2024 Launch - Nusara Poole - Tuesday, 14th May 2024

(Invite Only)

Closing Date for Applications

Saturday, 6th July 2024

DMB Tourism Awards 2024 Finalists Announcement - Captain's Club Hotel & Spa, Christchurch

Thursday, 12th September 2024 from 6pm

DMB Tourism Awards 2024 Gala Evening - Hilton Hotel Bournemouth. Hosted by Andy Brennan.

Friday, 8th November 2024

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