By Mike / 21.09.2017 / Public Relations
Vote at Kent Tourism Awards

The finalists for the Kent Tourism Awards 2017 have been announced, so it’s time to vote for the winners!

21 tourism businesses have made it through to the final shortlist for the seven categories in the brand new awards scheme, which rewards exceptional standards of customer service andoutstanding visitor experiences within Kent’s tourism industry.

Pillory Barn is sponsoring The Lasting Impression Award (Ultimate Tourism Experience of the Year) with the following fantastic three selected as finalists:

With the shortlist now decided, the public are invited to view and vote for the winners in each category – and there’s the chance to win a special prize bundle by doing so.

Destination specialists Go To Places (who deliver Visit Kent) launched the first ever Kent Tourism Awards in August, and invited big and small businesses to nominate themselves for an accolade.

The 2017 categories include best small and large accommodation providers, best family friendly businesses, best small and large visitor attractions, tourism pub of the year, as well as ultimate tourism experience of the year.

97 entries were received, with a judging panel of tourism experts from outside Kent  whittling these down to a shortlist of three finalists per category.

From today (Thursday 21 September) members of the public can head to the Visit Kent website or Facebook page to vote for the winners.

As a special incentive – and to help more people experience the best of Kent’s incredible tourism destinations for themselves – anyone who votes will automatically be entered in to a prize draw to win six sensational days out at a range of Kent attractions in 2018, worth approx. £300 (terms and conditions apply).

Voting closes on Friday 20th October and the businesses with the most votes will be crowned at a gala ceremony on Friday 24th November.

So whether you’ve enjoyed a fantastic family day out or been treated like royalty as part of a splendid staycation, make sure you vote for tourism businesses that are worth shouting about in the Kent Tourism Awards.

How do I enter?

Voting in the Kent Tourism Awards and entering the prize draw is easy.

  • Head to the competition section on Visit Kent’s Facebook page.
  • You can also find the link on www.visitkent.co.uk.
  • Vote for your first choice businesses in each of the seven award categories.