Beautiful South Awards 20

Beautiful South Awards 20


2020/21 Beautiful South Tourism Awards Launched

It is time again to celebrate the very best tourism businesses and experiences the South and South East has to offer. The Beautiful South Tourism Awards 2020/21 were launched today by Tourism South East and headline sponsor, The Grand Brighton.

With 24 categories to choose from this year including a new Innovation in Tourism category, there are even more opportunities for businesses to be recognised for their achievements over the last 18 months. As well as the kudos of being crowned the best of their kind in the South East and the raised profile that comes with being a finalist, all entrants receive feedback from independent judges who are experts in the field. For the third year in a row the judging process will culminate in a celebration even at The Grand Hotel Brighton on 8 December.

In launching the Beautiful South Awards, Fran Downton, CEO of Tourism South East said,

‘’In tourism, like any other industry, quality counts and the best at what they do are the most successful. Every year the Beautiful South Awards and our performance in Visit England’s national Awards For Excellence show that we have businesses as good if not better than any in the country and some are truly world class. Their fantastic quality makes our role of promoting the South East so much easier and it’s one of the main reasons we are the most popular UK tourist region outside London. But we want their success to inspire others and that’s why we run the Beautiful South Awards each year. With more categories this year, I am hoping for a record number of entries.’’

General Manager of headline sponsor, The Grand Brighton said, "We are more than thrilled to sponsor the Beautiful South Awards for the third year running. These awards really highlight the standout and thriving hospitality businesses we have on our doorstep in the South East area and we very much look forward to welcoming the Tourism South East team again in December. Best of luck to everyone in this year’s awards!"

The Awards are now open for entry and businesses are encouraged to start their application at the earliest opportunity. Entry forms can be downloaded from and need to be submitted by the 31st May 2020.

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More information about Tourism South East can be found at or telephone Georgina Coleman, Membership Manager on 023 8062 5451.

For more information about the Beautiful South Tourism Awards and how to enter visit

Contacts for Beautiful South Awards Nell Barrington, Services for Tourism Ltd, [email protected] T 07968807022.

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Pictures from Beautiful South Awards Ceremony 2019 can be found here.

If you have any queries please email [email protected]

To take a look at the 2019 event click here