Bournemouth and Poole tourism awards will skip a year in light of LGR


The Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Management Board has announced that its award scheme – the BAPTAs – will not be taking place next year. This is to allow for changes to be made that will reflect the new local authority of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The popular awards ceremony, which celebrates businesses that offer a positive contribution to sustaining and developing the local tourism economy, is set to return in March 2020.

Andy Woodland, Chair of the current Bournemouth & Poole Tourism Management Board says:

“We want to reflect the diversity of the combined destination and it will be a key priority for the board to continue to celebrate the contribution that businesses of all sizes and individuals in all areas make to a dynamic and high quality offer.”



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