Thursday, March 14, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Whitsundays Best Vie For National Tourism Award

Tourism representatives from across the region are heading to Darwin this weekend for the much-anticipated 2023 Australian Tourism Awards which is due to be held this evening.

Still on a high from winning the trifecta at the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards which were held in Sydney last year, there is a general atmosphere of excitement surrounding the event once again.

Rick Hamilton, CEO of Tourism Whitsundays, says he is thrilled to attend the event again this year.

“This event is the pinnacle of awards in our industry and The Whitsundays is well represented this year,” he shared.

“The businesses who are in the running tonight entered and won gold at the 38th Annual Queensland Tourism Awards in November 2023, along with the gold winners from the other states.

“Securing gold in 26 per cent of the state award categories, The Whitsundays claimed seven gold, two silver, five bronze, and one highly commended award, marking another significant achievement for the region.

“We’re all wishing the best of luck to Ocean Rafting, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Pinnacles, Airlie Beach, Magnums Accommodation Airlie Beach and Whitsunday Coast Airport.”

Caption: Whitsunday representatives attending the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Sydney last year. Photo supplied

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