BOURNEMOUTH has been nominated for Best UK Seaside Town in the 2019 British Travel Awards (BTAs).

The winners will be determined by members of the public, who can vote online, before a special awards gala dinner in London.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Tourism's head of marketing and events Jon Weaver said: "This nomination is great news for the resort. We've just enjoyed another busy weekend bathed in sunshine, welcoming thousands to our award-winning beaches.

"We're always proud to be in the running for a British Travel Award. It is a real mark of distinction within the industry and we hope that everyone who lives, works and holidays here will cast a vote to show how much they love Bournemouth."

A past winner of the award, Bournemouth was last officially named Best Seaside Town in 2017 and picked up silver at the ceremony last year.

BTA chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “The British Travel Awards gives the opportunity to reward travel and tourism enterprises for outstanding performance in service delivery and product offering.

"Last year more than 750,000 votes were cast by the travelling public to determine the 2018 Award winners. Voting in the 2019 Awards is now open with nominated companies having until 30 September to lobby their happy customers for votes – good luck to Bournemouth."

The winners will be announced at the London dinner on November 27.

Visit for further detail about how to vote.