Categories: Things to do


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

  • Best Activity or Attraction
  • Best Festival & Events
  • Best Wedding Experience

Best Activity or Attraction

Best Attraction – Sponsored by Pear Communications

This award is open to an Attraction or Activity provider, which can demonstrate excellence in service, hospitality, quality and customer care.  Consistently providing a unique and memorable visitor experience: extending a warm welcome.

Best Festival & Event – Swansea Bay has a plethora of festivals and events, many are organised by enthusiastic individuals who spend their own money and many hours of their time working hard to bring ‘visitors’ to the area.

What are we looking for? Does the festival or event bring visitors from ‘outside’ Swansea Bay, engage with places to stay (accommodation providers) and places to eat & drink?  Does the festival enhance the area through its marketing and content?  Is the ‘event’ working towards being sustainable?

This award is open to any individual, new or established festival / event that has taken place within the last 2 years (From August 2015) It must have taken place in the Swansea Bay Area.

Best Wedding Experience – Sponsored by Pennant Homes

Swansea Bay has become one of the best places to get married – simply we have some of the most fabulous wedding venues in some of the most amazing locations – and many of the guests will stay, bringing visitors to the area and if they have enjoyed the wedding, they will stay longer and will come back again as tourists.

This category is about the Wedding Experience / The whole package that you offer. You can either enter your own business Or you can encourage your wedding guests to nominate you and share their experiences. This is not just about the venue; it is about the overall experience…

We will look at what you offer the bride and groom (& their family), including areas such as…

  • Your event team / co-ordinating the event
  • The venue
  • Catering
  • And above all, that special touch!

We will particularly be looking for testimonials from the bride & groom / family / friends… guests to weddings… as with all categories will look at review sites and your own guest book / testimonials if you have them – if you are nominated more than once, the nomination comments are all added up to give an overall picture.

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