Wednesday, June 19, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

News From Tourism Whitsundays   Top Tourist Town Awards And More

You've probably all heard the fantastic news by now – Airlie Beach has been named Queensland's Top Small Tourist Town for a record-breaking third year in a row at the 2024 Queensland Top Tourist Town Awards.

We're so proud of our stunning scenery, our lively town centre, and of course, the amazing experiences we have on offer.

Big congrats also to Bowen for taking home the bronze medal in the Top Tourism Town category and Collinsville for reaching the Top Tiny Tourism Town finals. 

It was fantastic to share the excitement live on-air when Star 101.9 came up from Mackay to Fat Frog last week.  

As a team we spent a brilliant day out at Hayman Intercontinental Resort for our FY25 Strategy Day.

We discussed marketing, PR, membership, industry development and trade and are looking forward to an aligned and productive year ahead.

We were also lucky enough to have a tour of the resort which really is something very special.  

The good news doesn't stop there.

The Tourism Whitsundays team has been busy spreading the word about our beautiful part of the world.

This week they've been on the road for the Whitsundays East Coast Roadshow, visiting Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

They've been holding events morning and night, giving travel agents and operators the chance to connect with 18 Whitsunday businesses and showcase all the incredible experiences our region has to offer.  
Contributed by Rick Hamilton, CEO, Tourism Whitsundays  

Tourism Whitsunday team, Photo supplied

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