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Welcome to the East of England Tourism Awards

The East of England Tourism Awards 2021 is an opportunity to recognise, celebrate and support those businesses and individuals from across our county that have shown resilience, imagination and growth within a sector which is close to all of our hearts and lives.

This year's re-invigorated awards are brought to you in association with Visit East of England, and have been made possible by a range of sponsors, led by our headline partner; Hoseasons.

Tourism businesses operating across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, are invited to enter one of our 15 categories, with entries closing on 3 October 2021.

Shortlisted businesses will go through a judging process, which may include a site visit, before the four finalists of each category are announced on 15 January 2022.

A glittering black-tie event will then follow and take place at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday 24 February 2022, marking the celebration of those who have grappled with a year of change, challenge and new opportunities.  The industry will come together to shine a light on those finalists and celebrate those who are crowned winners of their category.

The East of England Tourism Awards is a gathering of the very communities, the businesses, the people, that help to put our counties on the map, and we extend our thanks to all our sponsors who have made this award programme possible, and we’re excited to welcome entries from across the region. 

The top three businesses in each category** will be automatically put forward to the 2022 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.
(**except for the Marketing Campaign of the Year and Customer Excellence Award categories.)

To start your application, select one of the categories below:

B&B and Guest House of the Year
Camping, Glamping, Holiday Park and Self Catering Accommodation of the Year
Customer Excellence Award
Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award
Experience of the Year
Large Hotel of the Year
Small Hotel of the Year
Marketing Campaign of the Year
New Tourism Business Award
Pub of the Year
Resilience and Innovation Award
Taste of England - *Taste of the East of England Award
Unsung Hero Award
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year


If you want to enter the Taste of the East of England Award, click on that category, first select 'Taste of England Award' from the initial drop down list. At the bottom of the page select the 'Taste of the East of England Award' category from the second drop-down list that appears.