Categories 2019

There are 19 categories to choose from… a business can enter themselves for more than one category.

The Swansea Bay Tourism Awards celebrate the success & achievements of the vibrant Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality industry in Swansea Bay – and we would like you to enter your business!! You will need to do a separate entry form for each category you wish to enter to allow you to give more specific category information and give you the best possible chance of placing!

Closing date for entries is the 8th September 2019 – Finalists will be notified after 8th October 2019 – the Winners of all the categories will be announced at the awards ceremony on the 14th November 2019, at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.

New and exciting for this year – Winners of some categories (highlighted with the Visit Wales logo on the entry forms and subject to criteria) will have the chance to be put forward against winners from Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards for a chance to be an automatic finalist at the Visit Wales National Tourism Awards in 2020

Best Places to Stay

  • Best Large Hotel
  • Best Small Hotel or Restaurant With Rooms (Accommodation section)
  • Best Guest House or B & B
  • Best Self Catering Accommodation
  • Best Caravan & Campsite – including Glamping & Bunkhouse

Places to eat & drink – Taste of Swansea Bay

  • Best Restaurant & Bistro
  • Best Café & Tea Rooms
  • Best Pub Food
  • Best Pub or Bar

Things to do

  • Best Activity
  • Best Attraction
  • Best Festival & Event
  • Best Live Music Venue (New for 2019)
  • Best Wedding Venue

Dedication & inspiration

  • Best New Or Renewed Business
  • Best Dog Friendly Tourism Business
  • Best Young Tourism Ambassador
  • Best Tourism Ambassadors – Team
The winner of this award will be hand picked by the judges and organisers, recognising someone who has contributed to the industry in an exceptional way for many years.

For more information on the Swansea Bay Tourism Awards or for help and advice on entering please contact Tourism Swansea Bay 01792 371441 or email

Should you want to write…

Tourism Swansea Bay, The Barham Centre, Mount Pisgah Chapel, Parkmill, Gower, SA3 2EQ