Visit York Tourism Awards Categories

We have 15 categories for the Visit York Tourism Awards 2022, with 13 of these categories eligible for the winner to be put forward to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022. There is definitely something for everyone and businesses can enter more than one category – please check the criteria carefully before entering.

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Deadline for entries is 5pm, Friday 29 October 2021


B&B and Guest House of the Year - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises bed & breakfast and guest house businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

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Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises holiday parks, sites and villages providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

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Experience of the Year - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises providers of truly memorable and immersive activities for visitors to participate in.

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Event of the Year* - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises providers of truly memorable and immersive events for visitors to enjoy.

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Large Hotel of the Year - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises full service hotels providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

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Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises large visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

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New Tourism Business of the Year - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises high performing new tourism businesses, demonstrating excellent understanding of their market, exceeding the expectations of their customers with clear plans for future development.

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Pub of the Year - Sponsored by Hunter Gee Holroyd

This award recognises pubs that make a significant contribution to tourism in their area, with a food and drink offering that includes quality locally sourced produce.

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Self Catering Accommodation of the Year - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises self catering accommodation businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

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Shop Experience of the Year* - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises businesses that make a significant contribution to tourism in their area, with a retail offering.

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Small Hotel of the Year - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises small serviced accommodation businesses providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

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Small Visitor Attraction of the Year - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises small visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

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Taste of England Award - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award recognises businesses within the tourism industry that offer food, beverage and service innovation and excellence.

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NEW Unsung Hero Award - Sponsored by LNER

This award recognises an individual working for a tourism business who excels in their role and deserves to be applauded for their work and commitment to the industry.

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NEW Resilience and Innovation Award - Sponsorship Opportunity Available

This award 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.

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*Visit York only. These categories are not eligible to go forward to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.



Sponsorship opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring one of the categories above, please contact Samantha Hunt on samantha.hunt@makeityork.com