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AWARD CATEGORIES FOR 2024

There are 19 Categories for the new 2024 DMB Tourism Awards

 

The awards are open to businesses directly involved in tourism, making a contribution to the visitor economy with a significant proportion of business generated by people visiting from outside the local area.

Applications should cover the operating period from July 2023 to July 2024. Minimum operating period is 12 months.  ​ 

Applications for the 2024 

APPLICATIONS FOR 2024 
WILL OPEN MID-LATE APRIL 2024

****This website is currently being updated and under construction ahead of the launch of the 2024 awards.****

Please scroll down for information on the different categories & their sponsors 

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LARGE HOTEL AWARD

This award recognises full-service hotels providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business, including the provision of extensive facilities.  

 

Businesses will normally offer a minimum of 35 bedrooms. However, a business with fewer than 35 bedrooms can

apply if it is a full-service hotel with extensive facilities.

SMALL HOTEL AWARD

This award recognises small, serviced accommodation businesses, including bed and breakfast and guest house businesses, providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

Normally offering less than 35 bedrooms

SELF CATERING AWARD

This category recognises self-catering accommodation businesses, including cottages, houses, historic properties (or part thereof), holiday boats, barn conversions, hostels, apartments and serviced apartments. Also included are  holiday parks and villages that may provide a mix of caravan holiday homes, lodges, chalets and touring and camping pitches that provide leisure facilities and food and drink outlets. All businesses must provide truly memorable guest experiences, demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

PLEASE NOTE  A business with multiple properties across different locations is not eligible to apply in its entirety. This includes agencies. However, an application may be completed for a specific location (on a single site) if it is clearly identified within any marketing e.g. website

TAKEAWAY EXPERIENCE AWARD

This award recognises any businesses that offer food, beverage and service to takeaway. This can be for collection in person to takeaway or via  a delivery service to households

using in house delivers, deliveroo or Just Eat in the

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole area.

ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award recognises visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating

excellence across every aspect of the business.

RESPONSIBLE, ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD

This award recognises tourism businesses committed to

being sustainable, responsible and ethical in how they

operate and interact with customers, the wider

community and the environment. 

CONTRIBUTION TO BCP TOURISM AWARD

This award is for an individual, group or organisation

that has made a significant contribution to Tourism

across Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole.

2024 APPLICATIONS ARE NOT CURRENTLY OPEN
EDUCATION AWARD

This award identifies and celebrates individuals, teams, establishments or organisations that promote academic and vocational qualifications for both international

and domestic students that help support and

contribute towards the tourism industry.

NIGHT LIFE
EXPERIENCE AWARD

This award recognises bars and nightclubs that can demonstrate that they have that magic combination that you ‘can’t quite put your finger on’ but which keeps the customer coming back time after time, encouraging visitors to keep returning to the destination and supporting the tourism economy.  Businesses would typically be open between 5pm - 3am and will need to demonstrate a warm welcome, attention to safety and wellbeing, a clean and well-presented interior, and a good choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  Additional plus points could be scored for cocktails, flaring, mixology, and additional wellbeing features such as ‘Ask for Angela’ or promotions to reduce harm

EATING OUT EXPERIENCE 
AWARD

** NEW FOR 2024 ** 

DESCRIPTION COMING SOON...

CAFÉ/TEAROOM AWARD

This award recognises café/tearoom businesses

within the tourism industry that offer food, beverage

and service innovation and excellence. 

TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award will celebrate the achievements of teams who have been able to adapt and work effectively under the challenges posed during the last 18 months. 

 

The award is open to both applications and nominations and must demonstrate that the team has contributed something special and unique to tourism in the BCP area, showing commitment, passion and enthusiasm for their work and exceeding the expectations of those around them. 

2024 APPLICATIONS ARE NOT CURRENTLY OPEN
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RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR AWARD
** NEW FOR 2024 **
INDUSTRY SUPPORT AWARD

This award is open to companies and organisations that can demonstrate their support and commitment to the Tourism industry and businesses over the last 18 months.

EVENT OF THE YEAR
AWARD

This award recognises providers of truly memorable and immersive tourism events.  Events should make a contribution to the visitor economy with a significant proportion of business generated by people visiting from outside the local area. Online events are welcome to enter as long as they are able to demonstrate a contribution to the local economy.

BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT AWARD
** NEW FOR 2024 **

Honouring businesses that showcase excellence in tourism through innovative marketing, community involvement, sustainability practices, and a positive social and

economic impact, making a substantial contribution

to the region's tourism landscape.

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RISING STAR AWARD

This award recognises an individual, who has excelled

in their role and deserves to be applauded for

their work and commitment to the tourism industry.​

(nomination only)   

2024 APPLICATIONS ARE NOT CURRENTLY OPEN
TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
** NEW FOR 2024 **
BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE OF THE YEAR
** NEW FOR 2024 **
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