Finalist at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards
27 January 2021
We have been shortlisted for the Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2020 in the Small Boutique Hotel of the Year and Casual Dining Award categories.
After winning the Silver Award at last year's Visit England Awards for Excellence, the Cary Arms & Spa is once again up for a Gold, Silver or Bronze award at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards.
It has been an extraordinary & challenging journey since March 2020 but the incredible team effort has come to fruition and we are so privileged and honoured to represent not only our stunning property but also our beautiful destination, The English Riviera at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards!
124 entries were received into the awards, with 66 selected as finalists who are now in suspense until the Awards day scheduled for 11 March. A further 13 receive Commended status.
The 11th year of the competition has been run in unprecedented times for tourism, but the focus on excellence and feedback for entrants has remained as relevant as ever.
Deborah Heather of headline sponsors Quality in Tourism says: “The resilience and quality of the Devon Tourism industry is particularly impressive in the current climate; we've seen some remarkable businesses worthy of the highest accolades. Quality in Tourism is proud to be Headline sponsor of the Devon Tourism awards and to work with such an amazing group of businesses.”
Simon Fishwick, Company Secretary of VisitDevon, comments: “It really is amazing how many of our wonderful businesses entered the Devon Tourism awards this year. The past year has been difficult for so many businesses however to see the high standard of the entries and the innovative approach being shown by many is really heart-warming. Well done to all of the finalists and good luck on the day! For those not listed keep trying - just remember that there has to be a winner and it could be you next time! Overall, the industry is looking well placed for the recovery - plenty of wonderful accommodation, delicious food and drink and a great variety of first class attractions.”
Awards organizer Robin Barker of Services for Tourism added: “The past 10 months have been a challenge for everyone – to survive let alone prosper. We have heard so many stories from entrants – of innovation, adaptation, and reinvention – and of course for many of desperation. Having considered abandoning the Awards for the year I’m so glad we persevered, adapting and changing along the way to reflect the ever-changing situation. The delight we’re witnessing amongst finalists on being told of their success makes it all so worthwhile!”