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Victoria’s tourism operators recognised at industry awards

20 /11/ 2012 Comments are Closed

VTIC is today pleased to congratulate the winners of the state’s tourism awards, saying many of the winners were participants in the body’s awards mentoring and awards preparation programs.

VTIC Chief Executive Dianne Smith says, “We are proud of all of the nominees and winners in the 2012 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. Their wins highlight the talent our state and why it is renowned for its diversity of tourism offerings.

“We were very pleased to have worked with Tourism Victoria to manage the coordination and delivery of Victorian Tourism Awards workshops throughout the state in the lead up to the awards event.

“The workshops were well-attended and offered a valuable insight into how best to prepare a nomination that highlights the value of each of our tourism offerings to our state.”

More than 600 tourism providers attended briefing workshops across Victoria. VTIC also assisted Tourism Victoria by providing a Victorian Tourism Awards Mentor Program for tourism providers, and acted as a judge in some of the 32 categories.

“We thank Tourism Victoria for offering tourism providers the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the awards nomination process. The results of our mentoring support program and the awards preparation workshops have been evidenced throughout the exemplary standards of the awards entries,” says Ms Smith.

Winners of the 2012 Tourism Victoria Awards included VTIC members:

  • Melbourne Museum* (Major Tourist Attractions)
  • Blue Moon Cottage (Standard Accommodation)
  • Great Ocean Road Surf Tours (Adventure Tourism)
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Business Tourism)
  • Crown Metropol (Luxury Accommodation)
  • Bendigo Visitor Centre (Outstanding Contribution by Volunteers)
  • Habitat HQ* (Backpacker Accommodation)
  • Frankston Visitor Information Centre (Visitor Information and Services)
  • Destination Melbourne (Tourism Education and Training and Tourism Marketing)
  • Travellers Aid Australia (Specialised Tourism Services)
  • Peninsula Hot Springs (Health and Wellbeing Tourism and Tourist Attractions)
  • Matt Jones – Grampians Tourism (Young Achiever)

*Hall of Fame inductees for winning their category three years in a row.

VTIC especially recognises the brilliant contribution of its Chair, Sovereign Hill CEO Jeremy Johnson, who took out the Most Outstanding Contribution by an Individual award.

“Victoria has a range of diverse tourism offerings and we are glad our tourism providers are recognised through such a prestigious event,” says Ms Smith.

“We congratulate all winners, and thank our tourism providers for their outstanding contribution to our successful tourism industry.”

Media contact: Melina Walton, Senior Communications Adviser, mwalton@vecci.org.au, 03 8662 5310, 0423 883 945

VTIC

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Events

april

27apr10:00 am12:00 pmThe Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Meletos

30apr2:00 pm4:00 pmThe Great Ocean Road Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Alkina Lodge

may

01may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Accessible Tourism Masterclass9:00 am - 5:00 pm Crowne Plaza Melbourne

02may10:00 am12:00 pmThe Mornington Peninsula Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm St Andrews Beach Brewery

02may12:00 pm2:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Post-Budget Lunch with Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria12:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Ballroom, Park Hyatt Melbourne

02may5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - May Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

04may10:30 am12:30 pmThe Ballarat Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:30 am - 12:30 pm Ballarat Town Hall

07may10:00 am12:00 pmGeelong & the Bellarine Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tourism Greater Geelong & the Bellarine

14may10:00 am12:00 pmGrampians Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Aradale Asylum

16may10:00 am12:00 pmBendigo Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Masons of Bendigo

16may10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Turning small business competitors into partnersImproving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am

31may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Melbourne LIVE9:00 am - 5:00 pm Arts Centre Melbourne - The Pavilion

june

06jun6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - June Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

july

04jul6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - July Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

30jul(jul 30)8:00 am31(jul 31)3:30 pmVictorian Tourism Conference 2018SAVE THE DATE8:00 am - 3:30 pm (31) RACV Cape Schanck Resort

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