Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards


The stars of Pembrokeshire’s tourist industry were out in force on Friday (October 16th) for the annual Pembrokeshire Tourism awards ceremony.

Tension mounted at the gala dinner presentation evening at Tenby De Valence Pavilion as short-listed finalists, their guests and category sponsors waited to learn the names of the eventual winners.

WINNER – Best Water-Based Experience 
Celtic Quest Coasteering

“Totally stunned! As a new business, we were thrilled to be shortlisted as finalists, let alone winners. This should certainly help to raise the profile of Pembrokeshire Coasteering,” said Cleopatra and Jordan, partners in Celtic Quest Coasteering.

“We were overwhelmed by the amount of entries and nominations received for the awards,”said Pembrokeshire Tourism’s chief executive, Alison Belton. “The evening really showcased the quality and excellence we have within our tourism industry, and we hope it will also encourage and inspire other businesses to achieve.”

Prize packages – including trophies sponsored by the Western Telegraph – were presented to each of the category winners and nearly 300 guests enjoyed a meal of Pembrokeshire produce before dancing to The Numbers Racket. The evening opened with a wine reception sponsored by Celtic Wines.

Said Pembrokeshire Tourism’s chairman, Huw Pendleton: “The night was a huge success and it was wonderful to see everyone celebrating this fantastic industry.”