Cornwall Tourism Awards

The 14th of May saw the Annual ‘Cornwall Tourism Awards Sponsor Lunch’, when 42 sponsors and award winners gathered at the stunning Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa to share in celebrations, network and savour a fine lunch.  Amongst the guests were the 4 Cornwall businesses that went all the way in 2017/8, winning in Cornwall, the South West and then going on to national success in the VisitEngland Awards.

Sponsors ranged from solicitors, marketing companies and accountants to attractions, distribution companies and IT businesses, all benefitting from contact with the industries they serve and a range of sponsor benefits.

“ It’s hard to imagine a more perfect day than this.  Enjoying fine Cornish wine and locally sourced food in the company of 40+ of Cornwall’s top tourism businesses and tourism supporters, all in an idyllic setting with an inspiring project about to come to fruition.  Wonderful!”

– Robin Barker, Director of Cornwall Tourism Awards


Cornwall Tourism Awards have extended their deadline to the 5th of June, due to the busy half-term period, so there is still time to apply! For more information visit:

There are multiple categories that you can apply for from Food & Drink, Experience & Attraction to Accommodation and those open to all businesses including the new ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award’.

Why enter? Would you like:

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you should consider entering the Awards.

Congratulations to the winners of 2017/18 and good luck to all future applicants!

Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives, UK


Robin Barker

Robin runs Services for Tourism, and in addition to running the Cornwall Tourism Awards, also runs the awards for Devon, Dorset, Somerset, the South West and South East. The company runs the annual West Country Tourism Conference while Robin himself is President of Tourism Management Institute, a Board member of the Tourism Alliance and spokesperson for the South West Tourism Alliance.


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