Written by John Butterworth
The tourism award winners across the BH postcodes were revealed at the glamorous 2018 BAPTA Ball Awards Ceremony, which took place on the 15th March 2018 at the Lighthouse Poole.
This fabulous, fun-filled celebration of tourism at its finest, the BAPTAs (previously known as the Bournemouth Tourism Awards) were more competitive than ever, drawing increased entrants from the BH post code area in dining, hotel and self-catering accommodation, activities, retailer experience, green initiatives, rising stars, bar staff and more…
Master of ceremonies, actor and presenter Chris Jarvis, compered the smooth running of the gala evening as the winners, shining lights of the regional tourism sector, were announced and came forward to receive their awards.
We are thoroughly pleased to have won the ‘International Cuisine Experience Award 2018’ jointly with Tiien Thai, Bournemouth and would like to congratulate our talented chefs and team at Ocean Palace for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm – well done!
Chairman of the Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Management Board and FJB Hotels, Group Operations Manager.
“Many tourism businesses and organisations work together to make the tourism economy so strong in Dorset. The variety and standard of entries this year has been incredible. Altogether tourism spend brings in over a £1billion in the BH post code area and annually to our local community and represents at least 25% of the areas gross income.
The judges were impressed by business growth and development, but we must say well done to all entrants, semi-finalists and especially, tonight’s winners.”
Bringing the taste of China to Sandbanks
Located at the Sandbanks Hotel with a 180-degree sea view and the beach just a few steps away, diners are free to get creative with their choices in a truly beautiful setting.
We’ve thought of every occasion, so if you just want to pop in for a light taster, you’re very welcome. And for those of you who fancy a family-packed feast, you can sink your teeth into our mouth-watering three-course menu, with nibbly bits on the side.
Ocean Palace brings you fresh, tasty and exciting food, expertly cooked, lovingly served and reasonably priced.
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