Thursday, October 19, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Tourism Takes Centre Stage At The PEC

Excitement has reached fever pitch ahead of the Whitsunday Tourism Awards which will be taking place at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre (PEC) this evening.

Over 300 tourism operators are presently donning their sparkling cocktail dress, tightening their ties, buffing their shoes and styling their hair ahead of what is expected to be a vibrant evening of celebration.

Taking on a new format this year, the Whitsunday Tourism Awards will commence with a formal cocktail stand-up setting in the outdoor grounds of the PEC.  

A ten-course stand-up meal will be served to guests, and everyone will have a chance to connect with conversation and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere, feeling the exhilaration of what is to come.

Soon, guests will be beckoned into the auditorium, taking a seat in the theatre for the formal part of the evening where the award winners are announced.

Time to celebrate personal achievements and the achievements of peers, the awards will be a highlight of the evening and quickly followed by more merriment as guests are welcomed to the after party.

Outside to the beautifully decorated grounds, guests will enjoy the soft tropical breeze and a starry night sky while listening to The Collective Party Band and chatting with friends.

With a reputation for being at the heart of any good party, tourism operators will undoubtedly pack the dancefloor, busting some classic moves and enjoying time to relax.

Present on the evening will be Andrew Willcox MP, Federal Member for Dawson, The Honourable Michael Healy MP, Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Member for Cairns, Member for Whitsunday Amanda Camm, Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Julie Hall, Councillors Gary Simpson, Jan Clifford and Clay Bauman.

WHAT: Whitsunday Tourism Awards

WHERE: Proserpine Entertainment Centre

WHEN: Friday, October 20


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