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Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2022/23

Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2022/23

The Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards recognise the excellence and outstanding achievements of local businesses and individuals working in Cheshire’s visitor economy.

Currently, in its 17th year, there are 17 categories, with many of the winners going on to represent Cheshire at national level at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023 to showcase Cheshire’s outstanding tourism offer.

The prestigious awards ceremony which will take place 23rd March 2023 (venue tbc), attracts over 300 decision makers in the tourism industry, with no limit on the number of categories that can be entered.

Large Visitor Attraction Award Winner


The deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 19th September 2022 

How to enter, sample forms; terms and conditions; hints & tips can be found here

All entries must be submitted online via our online application portal here

Download our Terms & Conditions.


  • Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award*
  • Best Tourism Marketing Project of the Year
  • Business Events Venue of the Year *
  • Camping, Glamping, Holiday Park of the Year*
  • Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award*
  • Experience of the Year *
  • Large Hotel of the Year *
  • New Tourism Business Award*
  • Pub of the Year*
  • Resilience and Innovation Award *
  • Self- Catering Accommodation of the Year*
  • Small Serviced Accommodation of the Year *
  • Taste of Cheshire Award *
  • Team of the Year
  • Unsung Hero *
  • Visitor Attraction of the Year *
  • Wedding Venue of the Year

The winners of the categories marked with a * are eligible to be put forward to the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2023.


Key Dates

25 July 2022 Applications open
19 September 2022 Applications deadline
23 September 2022 1st round judging / remote
14 October 2022 Finalists announced
14 October - 30 November 2nd round judging / mystery
23 March 2023 Awards night / winners announced
June 2023 VE Awards


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How to enter

Find out how to enter our awards and find hints and tips to help you submit your nominations here.

Find out more

Sponsoring the awards

The success of these annual awards is due to the support of our sponsors who have worked with us over years to celebrate the success of Cheshire’s visitor economy. This year is no different and there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available.

Sponsorship of the awards is a great way to promote your business to over 300 key decision makers from the tourism industry, raise your brand profile and showcase your product, service or business to businesses across Cheshire. To find out more about sponsoring our awards please contact

Keep up to date with the latest awards news by following us on twitter - @mktgcheshire

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2021/22 Award Winners!

On March 24th 2022 more than 300 guests from across the leisure and hospitality industry gathered at Nunsmere Hall for the awards and to see who would be taking home the top prizes. Winners in the 18 categories included Chester Zoo for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and the new Resilience and Innovation Award, The Fishpool Inn for Pub of the Year and Restaurant 1539 in the Taste of Cheshire category. In fact, Chester Zoo went on to win the Visitor Attraction Gold Award and Resilience and Innovation Silver Award at the national Visit England Awards for Excellence. Our awards were hosted by composer, musical director and performer Matt Baker. A charity prize draw on the night raised funds for the DEC Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.

See the list of winners here