Visit Kent Tourism Awards

Go To Places Kent Tourism Awards 2018 logo

Launched in 2017, the Kent Tourism Awards, in association with Go To Places, is a consumer facing, annual awards scheme for tourism businesses in Kent.

The scheme is all about motivating tourism businesses to create compelling experiences and adopt best practice. It rewards exceptional standards of customer service and outstanding overall visitor experiences.

Following an initial round of judging by an expert panel, the winners are decided by a consumer vote which is supported by an extensive digital marketing campaign. Eligible winners will be profiled on the Visit England national Awards for Excellence website.

Why enter?

  • Winners will get a chance to be profiled at the national Awards for Excellence operated by Visit England (subject to their eligibility against Visit England criteria).
  • Shortlisted businesses will benefit from a dedicated Visit Kent social media and PR campaign that will be used to encourage public voting.
  • Award winners and finalists gain a competitive edge through recognition of their commitment to excellence and quality standards.
  • Entry is free to all tourism business entrants.

How to enter?

The Kent Tourism Awards entries will be opening mid 2019  


2018 winners

The 2018 Kent Tourism Awards winners were:



2018 Winner

Rest Your Head Award

Small Accommodation Provider of the Year (includes B&B's, Self-Catering and Glamping accommodation)

Leeds Castle B&B, Maidstone 

Taste & Tell 

Taste of Kent of the Year

The Dog at Wingham 

Big Sleep Award

Large Accommodation Provider of the Year (includes hotels and large holiday parks)

Hotel du Vin, Royal Tunbridge Wells 

Big Day Out Award

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Wingham Wildlife Park 

Hidden Gem Award

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Chapel Down Winery, Tenterden 

Raising the Bar Award

Tourism Pub of the Year

The Dog at Wingham 

Lasting Impression Award

Ultimate Tourism Experience of the Year (includes events, festivals, shopping, art/culture)

Dreamland, Margate 


This event was generously supported by the following sponsors:

  • Brachers
  • Southeastern
  • Quinn Estates
  • Sleeping Giant
  • Pillory Barn