Deadline for BEHTA awards approaches

By Anita Jaynes on 12 March, 2014

The deadline is looming for the first BEHTA, a new awards programme recognising and celebrating the very best businesses and individuals from the events, hospitality and tourism industry in Bath and beyond.

BEHTA is being organised by Bath Tourism Plus (BTP) in partnership with FAB! Events Global and Breeze FM. There are 21 award categories open to businesses operating in BA postcodes. Categories include Best B&B of the Year, Best Small Hotel of the Year, Best Large Hotel of the Year, Event Venue of the Year and Hospitality Experience of the Year. Entries can be submitted online via a specially developed website linked to the Bath Tourism Plus website.

The awards ceremony will be hosted in Bath at the Assembly Rooms on Friday 6 June. The event will be organised by FAB! experts in delivering high quality awards programmes from concept to celebration and are the chosen team to run the event industry’s top awards, The Eventia Awards.

Many of the BEHTA award winners may see themselves being put forward for the National Tourism Awards 2015.

Chief Executive of Bath Tourism Plus, Nick Brooks-Sykes said:“Apart from celebrating the best of the region’s tourism sector, these Awards will provide a showcase for industry best-practice and will shine a spotlight on the regions top-quality tourism businesses. I would encourage anyone in the tourism industry to enter, as businesses will inevitably profit from the extra media and consumer attention given to each of the winners. I am in no doubt that judging will be extremely difficult since Bath and the surrounding area have so many high quality businesses, however it will make winning a BEHTA Award extremely competitive and highly coveted.”

Andrew Wright, MD of Bath event management company, FAB!, commented:  “We are delighted to be working with partners BTP and The Breeze on this exciting awards programme and to be able to showcase the amazing wealth and breadth of talent alive in our beautiful city and surrounding area!  Organisations and sponsors that support this event will align themselves with the forefront of event, hospitality and tourism excellence.”

The deadline to submit entries is this Friday 14 March for further information and to enter the 2014 Awards, visit: www.behta.org.uk