Ports & Destinations Categories

All entrants will be required to prepare a submission paper of up to 1500 words, with supporting images or links to video material, which must be uploaded to the website when completing the online entry form. Space is provided on the entry form for a 150-word summary of the entry, which the organisers will use in any publication about the finalists or winning entries. Your submission should include any information that you feel will enable the judges to understand your claims for the eligibility period from September 1, 2015 – October 31, 2016 (e.g. improvements to ports, improved destination marketing campaigns, better passenger numbers and profitability, enhancements to passenger handling, greater value offerings, improved customer services, more effective marketing initiatives, developments to facilities, new attractions, increases in tourism numbers or cross-industry partnerships, etc). This is your story, to be told the way that shows off your port or destination, in the best possible light. It may help you to follow this template for headings:

  1. Aims for your port or destination covering the eligibility period (e.g. challenges to be faced, passenger growth, expansion of facilities, etc)
  2. Strategic steps taken to help achieve your stated ambitions for your port or destination
  3. Implementation of new initiatives or completion of improvements
  4. Summary of achievements and appropriate evaluation
  5. A simple statement about why your organisation should win a Wave Award
  6. Links to photographs, marketing material or video files (please provide URLs)
  • Best UK Departure Port
  • Best Destination Port or Country
  • Best UK Attraction/Excursion
  • Best International Attraction/Excursion
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