Rum Warehouse at The Titanic Hotel Liverpool to host VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2024 on 5 June

Wednesday, 06 March 2024
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VisitEngland has today, Tuesday 5 March, announced that this year’s VisitEngland Awards for Excellence will be held at Rum Warehouse at The Titanic Hotel Liverpool on 5 June.

The national awards, now in its 34th year, will see finalists from 16 regional competitions recognised as Gold, Silver and Bronze winners across 15 core categories. Award categories range from the ‘Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award’ to the ‘Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year Award’ and from the ‘Experience of the Year Award’ to the ‘Taste of England Award’.

VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said:
“This iconic and world-class venue, located in one of England’s most vibrant cities with its buzzing contemporary culture, its history and heritage and its legendary music scene, is a wonderful backdrop to celebrate the very best of our tourism industry. 

“The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence showcase England’s outstanding tourism products and the innovation and creativity thriving within the industry. The awards also  acknowledge the people and businesses that work so hard to provide visitors with world-class tourism experiences delivering first class customer service time-after-time.”

There were more than 1730 applications from the 16 aligned competitions who are then automatically entered into the national awards.  

In addition to the 15 core categories, four special awards are also being presented including an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award’, a ‘Travel Content Award’, the ‘Tourism Superstar Award’ and a ‘TXGB Trailblazer Award’.

The three national finalists for each category will be announced following a rigorous judging process by hand-picked tourism industry experts in the coming weeks.

The Caravan and Motorhome Club is the headline sponsor of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2024 as well as sponsoring the ‘Experience of the Year’ category. 

Tourism is one of England’s largest and most valuable industries, supporting hundreds of thousands of businesses, employing about 2.6 million people and, in 2019, generating £76 billion in domestic visitor spending.

Core Categories:
  1. Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award
  2. B&B and Guest House of the Year
  3. Business Events Venue of the Year
  4. Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year
  5. Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award
  6. Experience of the Year
  7. Small Hotel of the Year
  8. Large Hotel of the Year
  9. New Tourism Business of the Year
  10. Pub of the Year
  11. Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year
  12. Taste of England Award
  13. Unsung Hero Award
  14. Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
  15. Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Special Awards:             
  1. Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award
  2. Tourism Superstar
  3. Travel Content Award
  4. TXGB Trailblazer Award

The 16 local and regional competitions aligned with the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023 are:
  1. Beautiful South Tourism Awards
  2. Cumbria Tourism Awards
  3. East of England Tourism Awards
  4. Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards
  5. Lancashire Tourism Awards
  6. Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards 
  7. Destination Lincolnshire Tourism Excellence Awards
  8. Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards
  9. Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards
  10. North East England Tourism Awards
  11. Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards 
  12. Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs)
  13. South West Tourism Excellence Awards
  14. Visit York Tourism Awards 
  15. West Midlands Tourism Awards
  16. Worcestershire Tourism Awards

For more information on the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence see