On Thursday 16th November, the Devon Tourism Awards 2023/24 took place at the Riviera Centre, Torquay. Businesses from all over the region came together to celebrate another fantastic year in Tourism. 

Robin Barker, the organiser from Services for Tourism, commented: “What an extraordinary industry and county this is! Whatever is thrown at this sector, there is a dynamic core that bypasses the hurdles and continues to innovate and invest – and what’s also great is that entries into the awards are up, especially in the New Tourism Business, Ethical Responsible and Sustainable and Accessible and Inclusive Tourism categories, all of them so central to a thriving region.”

Onto the winners here in East Devon:

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award:

Gold - Seaton Tramway, Seaton

Cafe/Tearoom of the Year:

Silver - The Kitchen, Sidmouth

Experience of the Year:

Gold - The Story Tram - Seaton Tramway, Seaton

Holiday Park of the Year:

Gold - Ladram Bay, Budleigh Salterton

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year:

Silver - Seaton Tramway, Seaton

Bronze - The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

Small Hotel of the Year: 

Silver - The PIG at Combe - Honiton

Tourism Event/Festival of the Year:

Silver - The Polar Express - Seaton Tramway, Seaton

Congratulations to all the winners for their thoroughly deserved awards.