Beautiful South Awards 2021-22

2021/22 Beautiful South Tourism Awards Now Closed for Entry

The Beautiful South Awards are now closed for entry. Further information regarding the event will be published in due course. 

The 2020 /21 awards process was some what different with the ceremony taking place virtually.  Praise from entrants included comments such as : “It is always a thrill to win an award and is so good for the whole team, but in a year like this it has meant even more.”  Other entrants listed the benefits of entering as increasing bookings, generating PR, boosting staff morale, and valued the feedback on how their business could be improved.

The 2021/22 awards cover the full range of tourism-related businesses including pubs, cafes and restaurants, accommodation, wedding and business venues, attractions, events and experiences.  As well as opportunities to submit entries for unsung heroes, new businesses, dog friendly, accessibility and sustainability.


This year there is a new award for Resilience and Innovation that recognises businesses within the tourism industry who have demonstrated innovation, resilience and adaptation, along with support for their local communities, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Winning a Beautiful South Award can also lead to national recognition for those who progress through to VisitEngland’s Tourism Excellence Awards in 2022.

If you have any questions about the Beautiful South Tourism Awards please email


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20/21 Winners

Tourism South East revealed its Bronze Silver and Gold Winners during a virtual celebration in March 2021.

Our Sponsors

We would like thank all of our sponsors for this years awards for supporting the continuation of this event in a difficult year.

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If you would lile to express your interest fro the 21/22 Awards please contact us

Fran Downton, Chief Executive of Tourism South East said, “Holding the Beautiful South Awards is the pinnacle in our tourism calendar and highlights the very best that the South East has to offer. We have so much to celebrate in 2021/22, having all navigated some exceptional challenges now more than ever we look forward to shining a light, showcasing, and celebrating the exceptional quality and excellence of our tourism business”.

Andrew Mosley General Manager of headline sponsor, The Grand Brighton, said “We are delighted to be sponsoring The Beautiful South Awards again. Celebrating our great industry will be even sweeter after a period of such highs and lows and it’s always a pleasure to be part of such a positive event alongside many friends and colleagues. Here’s to the year ahead and continuing to support hospitality, celebrating successes and helping each other bounce back bigger and better than ever.”

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For more information about the Beautiful South Tourism Awards visit  

Contact: Nell Barrington, Services for Tourism Ltd


Tel: 07968807022.
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