2019 is the 30th anniversary of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. For 2019, rather than following the traditional Awards format, with an application process and ceremony, our 30th anniversary event will celebrate 30 years of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence and successes in English tourism.

The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence will not open for applications in 2018/19 (from either local competition winners or direct entrants). However, the latest award winners from local competitions will not be forgotten, and will be highlighted as part of our upcoming Awards activity.

The future VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 

Over the past year we have undertaken a comprehensive review of the Awards as we look to modernise them. This will ensure that they continue to recognise, congratulate and celebrate businesses and individuals that deliver amazing experiences for visitors, raising the profile of England as a world-class destination.

The Awards will champion innovation in tourism, inspire business excellence and provide enhanced benefits for everyone involved. We will be working with our partners to redevelop the Awards with a view to launching a new competition for 2019/2020 at a special event during English Tourism Week (30 March – 7 April 2019).

For any queries please contact the VisitEngland Awards Team at VEAwards@VisitEngland.org.