Applications for the 2024 Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards will officially open on Friday 14th July 2023 – providing local tourism businesses with the unique opportunity to gain prestigious national recognition.
Organised by Visit Peak District & Derbyshire in collaboration with Visit Derby, the awards will celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement across the tourism sector.
The awards are set launch at an exciting time for the area’s visitor economy with Visit Peak District, Derbyshire and Derby recently gaining Local Visitor Economy Partnership (LVEP) status from VisitEngland, as part of a new national programme aimed at transforming and growing the visitor economy across England in an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable way.
There are 14 awards categories in total covering different aspects of the tourism industry, ranging from hotels, B&Bs and campsites to pubs, visitor attractions, unique experiences, and the hardworking people behind local businesses.
Applications will be open from 14th July to 30th August 2023. Shortlisted finalists will be revealed in the autumn and winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill on 7th March 2024.
The awards are held in association with the acclaimed VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2024 and eligible regional winners will be automatically put forward for judging in the national awards.
The Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards are free to enter for members of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire and Visit Derby. Non-members can enter at a fee of £150 plus VAT per category. Entrants must be based in Derbyshire, the city of Derby, or within the Peak District National Park boundary, and must be part of the visitor economy.
Businesses interested in applying for the 2024 Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards can boost their chances of success by attending application masterclasses on Tuesday 11th July or Thursday 13th July 2023.
The free 90-minute webinars will include top tips on how to write a quality awards application and insights on what the judges will be looking for.
Full details of how to apply, and more information on the application writing webinars, can be found at: www.visitpeakdistrict.com/industry/tourism-awards
The 2024 Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards are sponsored by digital solutions company Destination Core and Derbyshire-based C W Sellors Fine Jewellery & Luxury Watches, who will be designing and handcrafting luxury bespoke awards for all Gold winners.
Businesses interested in sponsoring a category at the 2024 Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards should contact Lindsay Rae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jo Dilley, Managing Director of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, says: “The Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards are a celebration of our world-class tourism industry and the passionate people who work tirelessly to provide visitors with experiences to remember.
“Tourism plays a vital role in making the Peak District, Derbyshire and Derby such a great place to live, work and visit, and these awards also provide a timely opportunity for our hard-working, innovative and inspiring businesses to pause and celebrate what they have achieved.
“Becoming one of the first destinations in England to gain LVEP status from VisitEngland is a testament to the long-standing collaboration and growth of this sector over the years, and these awards provide a fantastic opportunity for tourism businesses to showcase why they are so important for our region.”
Chris Sellors, Managing Director of C W Sellors Fine Jewellery & Luxury Watches, says: “As a business that prides itself on promoting quality and celebrating our Derbyshire heritage, C W Sellors Fine Jewellery & Luxury Watches is delighted to be once again producing bespoke awards for the Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards. Good luck to everyone who applies!”
Categories for the 2024 Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards:
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