Don't forget to vote in Bournemouth Tourism Awards

Bournemouth Echo: Tourism officials and entertainers attend the launch of the Bournemouth Tourism Awards at The Miramar Hotel Tourism officials and entertainers attend the launch of the Bournemouth Tourism Awards at The Miramar Hotel

TIME is running out if you want to vote for this year’s Bournemouth Tourism Awards and toast the efforts of those involved in the success of the town’s vital tourism industry.

Now in its seventh year, the glittering awards ceremony will be hosted by the O2 Academy in Boscombe on Thursday, November 22.

New for this year will be the Daily Echo People’s Choice Award – a unique opportunity for local businesses, their customers and Daily Echo readers to get involved.

The award is open to local tourism businesses including hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, restaurants, attractions, cafes, nightclubs, bars and shops as well as local tourism service providers, sightseeing and coach operators.

To nominate your business email amy.habgood@ bournemouth.gov.uk or phone 01202 451751.

Once you’ve received your nomination pack from Bournemouth Tourism it’s down to you to get your customers to vote for you in the first round.

They can visit bournemouth. co.uk/business/tourism-awards-2012 or look out for the posters displayed in windows of participating establishments.

Those who vote for their favourite tourism business in the Echo’s People’s Choice Award will be entered into a free prize draw.

The winners will receive a complimentary two-night stay, inclusive of breakfast, at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott or Portsmouth Marriott Hotel.

The closing date to nominate your business is Friday, August 24 and the closing date for customer votes is Monday, September 3.

The top five nominations will be published in the Daily Echo and readers will be invited to vote for the overall winner who will be announced at the Bournemouth Tourism Awards ceremony.

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8:18pm Sun 19 Aug 12

mpdor says...

Why exactly is their this award beano and who is paying for it? does the Council pay anything towards it? it seems to me that people are expecting awards for what they are paid to do, and owners of businesses are hardly in it for charity reasons, they make money for heavens sake, sounds like one big excuse for a bit of free nosebag to me
Why exactly is their this award beano and who is paying for it? does the Council pay anything towards it? it seems to me that people are expecting awards for what they are paid to do, and owners of businesses are hardly in it for charity reasons, they make money for heavens sake, sounds like one big excuse for a bit of free nosebag to me mpdor
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11:03pm Sun 19 Aug 12

jeebuscripes says...

I think the actual beach should get an award for being the main reason this town and all subsequent tourism exists.

If there were some other tourist attractions or things to do in Bournemouth apart from going to the beach, I would nominate them. It's just that I can't think of anything worthy at all.

Mini golf in the gardens? Some adventure thing out by the airport?
I think the actual beach should get an award for being the main reason this town and all subsequent tourism exists. If there were some other tourist attractions or things to do in Bournemouth apart from going to the beach, I would nominate them. It's just that I can't think of anything worthy at all. Mini golf in the gardens? Some adventure thing out by the airport? jeebuscripes
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10:18am Mon 20 Aug 12

Adrian XX says...

mpdor has a point. If the industry wants to award itself, it can organise an internal award program, but getting an award from customers seems a bit pointless. Do we award local supermarkets, accountants or lawyers?

And entering a prize draw is very unwise - you will likely end up with a tidal wave of unsolicited crap through your letter box for the next 20 years.
mpdor has a point. If the industry wants to award itself, it can organise an internal award program, but getting an award from customers seems a bit pointless. Do we award local supermarkets, accountants or lawyers? And entering a prize draw is very unwise - you will likely end up with a tidal wave of unsolicited crap through your letter box for the next 20 years. Adrian XX
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