Entries are now open for the Cornwall Tourism Awards, while the finalists have been announced for the VisitEngland Awards.

The awards are free to enter, with categories for accommodation, food and drink, wedding and business venues, unsung heroes, dog friendly, new business, accessibility, sustainability as well as events, experiences, visitor information, attractions and new for this year is an International Tourism Award.

Businesses are encouraged to enter as many categories as they are eligible for.

Awards director, Robin Barker, said “This is a fantastic opportunity for those working in tourism and hospitality to raise their profile and get recognition for all their hard work”.

Closing date for entries for the Cornwall Tourism Awards is Sunday, June 23.

The winners of the various categories will have the opportunity to enter the 2025 VisitEngland Awards.

Meanwhile, three Cornish businesses are among the finalists for this year’s VisitEngland Awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in Liverpool on June 5.

The Pig at Harlyn Bay is in the running for Small Hotel of the Year, while The Peterville Inn will be hoping to be named Pub of the Year. My Cottages in St Ives is a finalist in the Self Catering Accommodation of the Year category.