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Enter the Kent Tourism Awards!

The new Kent Tourism Awards scheme is all about motivating tourism businesses to create compelling experiences and adopt best practice. It rewards exceptional standards of customer service and outstanding overall visitor experiences.
Following an initial round of judging by an expert panel, the winners will be decided by a consumer vote which will be supported by an extensive digital marketing campaign.
Why enter?
  • Finalists will feature in a Visit Kent social media and PR campaign that will be used to encourage public voting.
  • Finalists will gain a competitive edge through recognition of their commitment to excellence and quality standards.
  • Winners get the chance to go forward to the national Awards for Excellence operated by Visit England (subject to Visit England eligibility criteria).
How to enter?
To enter one of the following categories you simply need to complete one of the short entry forms by clicking the link below and return it to by 5pm on 8th September 2017.You can enter more than one category providing you meet the eligibility criteria listed on each form.
  1. Rest your Head Award Small Accommodation Provider of the Year
  2. Happy Family Award - Sponsored by Quinn Estates Family Friendly Business of the Year 
  3. Big Sleep Award - Sponsored by Sleeping Giant Media Large Accommodation Provider of the Year 
  4. Big Day Out Award - Sponsored by Brachers Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 
  5. Hidden Gem Award - Sponsored by Southeastern Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
  6. Raising the Bar Award Tourism Pub of the Year
  7. Lasting Impression Award Ultimate Tourism Experience of the Year 
Judging criteria:
The business should be able to demonstrate an innovative approach in delivering an exceptional and outstanding consumer experience.
The judging will be based on the application form, your website (viewed on desktop, mobile and tablet), and any other online presence that you might have, including social media. The judges will also look at your online customer reviews.
For any questions, please refer to our FAQ's or email Terms and Conditions apply.


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Locate in Kent would like to thank - Canterbury Christ Church University, Discovery Park, Frogmore, Kent County Council, Liberty Property Trust UK, London Array, Medway Council, Thanet Earth, University of Kent and Visit Kent - for the use of their images on this website.

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