Categories: Dedication & inspiration


Enter your business..!  Or Nominate your favourite..!

  • Best New Or Renewed Business
  • Best Dog Friendly Tourism Business
  • Best Tourism Ambassadors… (Is split into…)
    • Individual
    • Team

Best New or Renewed Business

A successful tourism, leisure and hospitality industry requires a constant supply of fresh ideas and new business start-ups.  AND this year we carry on the opportunity for renewed / rejuvenated businesses – businesses that are under new management / ownership Or both – that have transformed an existing business into a vibrant refreshed business, giving an old business a new lease of life.   This award will recognise an individual or new business established within the last 3 years or rejuvenated business (From August 2014), which has demonstrated a successful contribution to or enhances the industry within the Swansea Bay area.

Best Dog Friendly Tourism Business 

This category is open to any… type of accommodation provider (see Places to Stay) – attraction – places to eat & drink such as – cafes, tea rooms, restaurants, bistros, pubs or bars – that offer an exceptional welcome to dogs and their human companions.

The 2016 statistics from the Pet Food Manufactures Association (PFMA), indicates that 24% of UK households own a dog – that is over 6million households – and with many dog owners not wanting to leave man’s best friend in kennels or find a dog sitter at home – it therefore means embracing ‘dogs’ in your business makes good business sense.

What are we looking for..? Same as other categories… ingenuity, customer care and a warm welcome..! Pointers… your initial contact with customers – do you openly welcome dogs in your marketing & promotion..? What do you offer the dog owner..? What do you offer the dog..? If you are an accommodation provider – do you offer welcome packs..? What’s in them..? Eateries – do you offer water..? Do you sell a ‘doggie snack’..? Have a safe place for dog & owner to sit inside..? As it’s a new category just few ideas to get you started…

Good luck..! Woof woof..!

Best Tourism Ambassadors

This category is about the visitor experience and the exceptional efforts some individual staff and teams go to ensuring the ‘visitor’ has a good time.

This award is open to any business or individual who can demonstrate they go the extra mile to consistently provide a unique and memorable visitor experience, extending a warm welcome, making an extraordinary effort to provide more than is expected to the visitors who come to the Swansea Bay area.  We will be looking for evidence from ‘customer’ comments, which demonstrate the ‘Wow’ factor.

There is no age limit to the individual entry – however, when judging this category recognition is given to the length of service demonstrating consistency during their time in the tourism industry.

For details on how to enter/nominate, including entry forms and terms and conditions, please visit the Enter / Nominate pages or if you prefer you can download and complete a nomination form and post it back to us.

Other Categories

Closing date for entries is the 8th September 2017 – Finalists will be notified by the 6th October 2017 – the Winners of all the categories will be announced at the awards ceremony on the 9th November 2017, at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.

For more information on the Swansea Bay Tourism Awards 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