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2015 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards shines spotlight on tourism excellence

12 /11/ 2015 Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) will welcome over 900 tourism and event industry leaders to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for Monday night’s 2015 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala Evening in celebration of business excellence in the industry, said VTIC Acting Chief Executive Erin Joyce.

“The awards acknowledge the outstanding work of operators and showcase the array of innovative, passionate work being done throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria in the tourism and events sector,” said Ms Joyce.

“This gala dinner is a highlight of the industry’s calendar. It is the tourism and events sectors night of nights as it brings people together to celebrate the achievements of the past year. VTIC is thrilled to manage the awards for the first time in 2015 and build on its 30-year history.”

In 2015 there are more than 120 submissions in over 30 categories, including two RACV people’s choice categories being voted on by the public.

“Most importantly the evening is an acknowledgement of the commitment of all entrants, and those operators leading the way in excellence, creativity and sustainability and we look forward to this exciting event,” said Ms Joyce.

The Hon John Eren MP, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, will present the Young Achievers, Outstanding Contribution by Volunteers and Major Tourist Attractions awards.

The tourism sector contributes over $20 billion to the Victorian economy and employs over 200,000 people. Last year the sector achieved over 10 per cent growth in international overnight visitors, and 5 per cent growth in domestic overnight visitors. The Visitor Economy has recently been recognised as the seventh pillar of the Victorian economy, generating 6 per cent of the State’s jobs.

VTIC is managing the awards on behalf of the Victorian Government.

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Events

june

27jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Disruptors & Innovators6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Crown College
28jun1:00 am- 3:00 pmDaylesford & the Macedon Ranges Tourism Excellence and Awards Information Session1:00 am - 3:00 pm Creswick Woollen Mills
29jun4:00 pm- 6:00 pmHigh Country Tourism Excellence and Awards Information Session4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Bright Brewery

july

3jul11:30 am- 3:30 pmEildon Tourism Excellence and Awards Information Session11:30 am - 3:30 pm Holmesglen at Eildon
5jul5:30 pm- 7:30 pmVTIC Mixer Series 2017 - July Tourism Networking Event5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Radission Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
24jul - 25jul 249:00 amjul 252017 Victorian Tourism Conference9:00 am - 5:00 pm (25) Flemington Racecourse

august

10aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Alert! Crisis Management6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Crown College

october

10oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Career Blueprints6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Crown College