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With entries now closed organisers have announced a record year for entries into the Tourism Awards across the South West, supported by headline sponsors SWW Business, Hoseasons, Bristol Airport and Saffery Champness.

This year’s awards have attracted 645 entries, 6% more than in 2016. This includes 111 into the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Awards.

All entries are now undergoing a three-stage judging process, starting with examination of entry forms and digital activities, followed by visits from mystery visitors and ending with decisions taken by independent panels. Finalists will begin to be announced in early October with the awards cermony taking place on 9 November at the County Ground in Taunton.

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer of Bristol Airport and Headline sponsors of the Awards, said “the South West of the UK has so much to offer tourists, and the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards showcase some of the very best venues, attractions and experiences. Bristol Airport is a convenient gateway for the growing number of visitors to our region and we expect to welcome record numbers in 2017. We are proud to sponsor these Awards for the second year running.”

Co-organiser of the awards Nell Barrington said “we are so pleased with the number of entries this year really showcasing what Somerset, Bristol and Bath have on offer for tourists.  Judging is now well underway and we are looking forward to the awards ceremony that will be hosted once again by Laura Rawlings on 9 November 2017."

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For more information please contact Nell Barrington awards@somersettourismawards.org.uk, 07968 807022.