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Entries are now open for the Lancashire Tourism 2019. Enter your business in Lancashire’s only county-wide celebration of visitor economy businesses and the people who work across the sector to make it so successful; it pays tribute to all those working in Lancashire tourism, who help attract and welcome more visitors and bring greater prosperity to the county each year.

With the exception of entrants to the New Business or Events categories, businesses must have been trading for a minimum of two years.

Application deadline is 1st July, 2019


Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award *

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Recognises tourism businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences for everyone, particularly those with accessibility requirements, and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

  Business Events Venue of the Year *  ENTER NOW›
Recongnises business events venues that demonstrate an excellent understanding of the market, exceeding the expectations of their clients and have a strategic plan for future development within this area, with clear goals.

 


Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park of the Year *  ENTER NOW›
 Recognises holiday parks, sites and villages providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

 


Cultural Venue / Organisation of the Year   ENTER NOW›
Recognises Culture & Heritage based experiences that engage with both residents and visitors. Any business can enter that provides an outstanding Culture based experience for its audience. Entries could be a one-off event or a body of work over a period of time.

 


Dog Friendly Business of the Year  ENTER NOW›
Recognises providers of truly memorable experiences for dogs and their human companions.

 


Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award *  ENTER NOW›
Recognises tourism businesses committed to being sustainable, responsible and ethical in how they operate and interact with customers, the wider community and the environment.

 


Large Event of the Year (15,000 + Visitors)  ENTER NOW›
Recognises providers of truly memorable and immersive tourism events which attract a wide range of visitors or appeal to a niche market bringing substantial benefits to the local visitor economy. 

 


Small Event of the Year (-15,000 visitors.)  ENTER NOW›
Recognises providers of truly memorable and immersive tourism events which attract a wide range of visitors or appeal to a niche market bringing substantial benefits to the local visitor economy. 

 


Experience of the Year *   ENTER NOW›
Recognises providers of truly memorable and immersive activities for visitors to participate in.

 


Lancashire Perfect Stay *  ENTER NOW›
Recognises small hotels as well as bed & breakfasts and guest house businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.  

 


Large Hotel of the Year (35 bedrooms +)*   ENTER NOW›
Recognises full service hotels providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.



New Tourism Business Award*   ENTER NOW›
Recognises high performing new tourism businesses, demonstrating excellent understanding of their market, exceeding the expectations of their customers with clear plans for future development.



Taste Lancashire Pub *   ENTER NOW›
 Recognises pubs that make a significant contribution to tourism in their area, with a food and drink offering that includes quality locally sourced produce.



Retail experience of the Year  ENTER NOW›
Recognises retail businesses that contribute to the tourism offer through a distinct or unusual product offer and  / or create a unique experience for visitors to Lancashire. 

 


Self Catering Accommodation of the Year*   ENTER NOW›
Recognises self catering accommodation businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating across every aspect of the business. 

 


Taste Lancashire Café / Tearoom of the Year  *    ENTER NOW›
Recognises businesses within the tourism industry that offer food, beverage and service innovation and excellence with a clear focus on quality Lancashire sourced produce.



Taste Lancashire Producer of the Year  ENTER NOW›
Recognises Lancashire businesses that create local Lancashire food or drink contributing to the visitor experience by championing Lancashire distinctiveness.  They will either have a visitor offering and/or demonstrate a dedicated promotion of Lancashire through their product and routes to market.  The judges will be looking for creativity in the use of quality local ingredients, materials and/or methods

 


Taste Lancashire Restaurant of the Year *   ENTER NOW›
Recognises businesses within the tourism industry that offer food, beverage and service innovation and excellence with a clear focus on quality Lancashire sourced produce.

 


Large Visitor Attraction of the Year *  ENTER NOW›
Recognises larger visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business. 

 


Small Visitor Attraction of the Year*  ENTER NOW›
Recognises small visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

 


Wedding Venue of the Year    ENTER NOW›
Recognises wedding venues that demonstrate an excellent understanding of the market, exceeding the expectations of their clients and contribute to the wider visitor economy. 

 


Tourism Superstar Award  ENTER NOW›
With this award we honor individuals who are making a special contribution to the visitor economy in Lancashire.  We are looking for ‘unsung heroes/heroines’ who go the extra mile for visitors and/or the local visitor economy creating unique and memorable experiences.  

 


Full eligibility criteria

*Winners of these categories will have the opportunity to progress to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020 (subject to meeting criteria).

If you require any further information regarding the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019, please call 01772 426 450

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