2016 South West Tourism Awards at Exeter Cathedral

The Sout West Tourism Awards 2016 in Exeter Cathedral Wonderful vibe at the South West Tourism Awards last night – held in the amazing Exeter Cathedral. It was a treat to sit back, relax, and cheer on the region’s best (many of them friends).

Having won the sustainable category last year we didn’t enter this time. This year’s crop of sustainable tourism winners were all great. Three bronze award winners were offering self catering across the range from Woodovis‘ caravans/holiday park to luxurious Mazzard Farm, and a-bit-more-bling Higher Wiscombe.

Silver awards went to the Eden project and also to Plymouth Aquarium – we’ve been there recently and they really did have sustainable thinking right through their organisation from community outreach to the heating system.

To beat the competition, this year’s Gold winners would have had to be outstandingly green – and they were. Railway Holidays were worthy winners with un-ostentatious and genuinely sustainable approaches to every aspect of offering an green holiday – in Cornwall – the main drawback as far as we Devon folk are concerned!