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Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards 2016 – Winners Announced

The 2016 winners are:

There were 13 awards in total, which any tourism business operating in and around the Brecon Beacons could apply for.  The winners and runners up of each award were as follows:

  • The Best Large Serviced Accommodation (6 rooms or more) Sponsored by: The Brecon and Radnor Express

Winner: The Plough inn, Rhosmaen

Runner ups:  Llangoed Hall and Felinfach Griffin

  • The Best Small Serviced Accommodation (5 rooms or less) Sponsored by: Castell Howell

Winner: Dol y Gaer B & B

Runner ups: Rhedyn Guest House

  • The Best Self-Catering Accommodation sleeping less than 10 people Sponsored by: Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

Winner: Pontganol Cottage

Runner ups:  Basel Cottage HolidaysBeacon Park Boats and Road House Narrow Boats

  • The Best Self-Catering Accommodation sleeping 10 or more people Sponsored by: GroupAccommodation.com

Winner: Holt Farm

Runner ups:  Crai Valley Eco Lodges and House in The Hills

  • The Best Camping, Caravan or Glamping Experience Sponsored by: Greener Graphics

Winner: Camp Cynrig

Runner ups: Huts in the Hills and Bishops Meadow Caravan and Camping Site

  • Best Activity Provider Sponsored by: Brecon Carreg

Winner: Hawk Adventures

Runner ups: All in a Spin and Welsh Overland Safari

  • The Best Food Experience – Café Sponsored by: Powys County Council

Winner: The Hours Cafe & Bookshop

Runner ups:  Beacons Farm Shop and The Bakers Table

  • The Best Food Experience – Dining Sponsored by: Powys County Council

Winner: Felinfach Griffin

Runner ups: Llangoed HallThe Plough Inn, Rhosmaen

  • Best Attraction Sponsored by: Pear Communications

Winner: Dan y Ogof Showcaves

Runner up: Cantref Adventure Farm

  • Community Tourism Award Sponsored by: Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Winner: CRiC

Runner ups: Llangorse & Bwlch  and Talgarth Walking Festival

  • Sustainable Tourism Award Sponsored by: Green Tourism

Winner: Llangoed Hall

Runner ups:  Dan y Ogof Showcaves and Crai Valley Eco Lodges

  • Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award Sponsored by: Neath Port Talbot College Group

Winner: Elizabeth Jeffreys, Chair of Brecon Beacons Marketing Coordination Group and Board Member of Theatr  Brycheiniog

Runner ups:

Daniel Shepherd – Can Do Laundry and Ashford Price – Dan y Ogof Showcaves

  • Best Overall Winner

Winner: Dan y Ogof Showcaves

 

 

 

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Tourism businesses from all sectors were able to apply under the following Award categories:

1.The Best Large Serviced Accommodation (6 rooms or more)

2.The Best Small Serviced Accommodation (5 rooms or less)
3.The Best Self-Catering Accommodation sleeping less than 10 people
4.The Best Self-catering Accommodation sleeping 10 or more people
5.The Best Camping, Caravan or Glamping Experience
6.Best Activity Provider 
7.The Best Food Experience - Taste the Beacons
8.Best Attraction

We also have three other Award Categories:

9.  Community Tourism Award
This award is open to any community initiative involving a group of local people  that demonstrates local collaboration that has benefited the locality but also added value to the visitor experience of the area thus bringing in more revenue for local businesses and enhancing local pride. For the application form click here

10. Sustainable Touris
m Award
This award is open to individuals or community initiatives that demonstrate respect for Responsible Travel’s vision that ‘all types of tourism can be organised in a way that preserves, respects and benefits destinations and local people’ For the application form click here


11. Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award
This category is an opportunity for people to nominate individuals who in their view have made an outstanding contribution by dedicating their time and energy to making a difference to the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry in The Brecon Beacons. For the nomination form click here


Brecon Beacons Tourism is celebrating its 10th year with the first ever Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards.

As we all know tourism and the visitor economy make an immense contribution to the Brecon Beacons National Park and surrounding area and the awards will be an opportunity to showcase the very best of what our National Park has to offer whilst also being an excellent incentive for tourism businesses to continue to raise their standards and think about how they run their business.

The winners will be announced at an Awards Dinner at The Manor Hotel in Crickhowell on November 10th, 2016. Tickets are available please click here.

Entry for submissions has now closed. Good luck to everyone who has been shortlisted.

For more detailed information on the Award categories click here
For our Notes to Applicants click here

To access an application form click on the category links on the left hand side.

If you would like to support the tourism sector and sponsor this event see details of our Sponsorship Package here

For further details do contact the BBT office or email awards@breconbeaconstourism.co.uk

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Sponsors and Supporters
BBT is delighted that so far we have the following sponsors for the following Award categories:

Small Self Catering Accommodation
Large Self Catering Accommodation
Attractions
 
Best Eating Out Experience
Community Tourism
Outstanding Achievement
 

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