The Finalists have been announced for the 2021/22 Dorset Tourism Awards with Awards Day in February.

Shalims has been shortlisted in the ‘CASUAL DINING & RESTAURANT’ category sponsored by Furleigh Estate

All 54 finalists have been announced as part of this year’s awards, with all now waiting with anticipation for Awards day on 10 February, when they will learn whether they have won Gold, Silver, Bronze or a Special award. A further 8 receive Commended status.

The 9th year of the competition has seen many tourism businesses beset with ever-changing challenges, but the focus on excellence, innovation and resilience has remained as relevant as ever.

Deborah Heather of headline sponsors Quality in Tourism says: “The 2021/22 awards in Dorset filled me with happiness and hope, the achievements and positivity of the operators was truly ​inspiring, I can’t wait to see what they have in store for this year and wish them all the best for 2022”

Amanda Park, Tourism Development Manager of Visit Dorset, comments: “We are delighted to support the awards which celebrate the variety and quality of tourism businesses across Dorset and showcase their hard work and achievements! As sponsor of the New Business category, it is fantastic to see the industry continue to grow and develop despite the difficulties of the last two years. Congratulations to all the finalists and good luck!”

David Bailey, Chair of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Destination Management Board, added: “Congratulations to all the finalists, and I wish them the best of luck in the next stage. It is important that we celebrate and acknowledge the quality of our tourism and hospitality offer that makes a significant contribution to the local economy.”

Awards organizer Robin Barker of Services for Tourism added: “Despite everything that has been thrown at them, the awards once again demonstrate the quality, innovation and resilience of leading tourism businesses. Many Congratulations to you all.”

For a full list of finalists click here