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VTIC congratulates Victoria’s Qantas Australian Tourism Award winners

10 /02/ 2014 Comments are Closed

Victoria’s peak tourism industry body has applauded the success of the state’s tourism sector at the nation’s tourism awards, with three gold awards, seven silver and two bronze accolades for Victorian operators.

“These awards are an opportunity to recognise the finest tourism and events organisations in Australia. These businesses of all sizes provide an outstanding service to our domestic and international visitors,” says Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) Chief Executive, Dianne Smith.

“It’s wonderful to see so many Victorian organisations being acknowledged, including the Melbourne Cup Carnival being crowned the major event of the year. We’re so proud to see VTIC members feature among these winners.”

Ms Smith’s comments follow the 2013 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards gala industry night, held on Friday 7 February, in celebration of the national tourism sector.

Other gold winners include VTIC members the Frankston Visitor Information Centre (Visitor Information and Services award) and Blue Moon Cottages (Standard Accommodation award).

The Frankston Visitor Information Centre has won its category two years in a row, in a category that has been strongly represented by Victoria in recent years with the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre winning the award for the two years prior.

Victorian organisations impressively placed in 12 of the 28 categories, including VTIC members:

  • Enchanted Adventure Garden, Space Hotel, Leisure Options and Melbourne Zoo (Silver)
  • RACV Energy Breakthrough and Crown College (Bronze)

“Winning three gold awards is a huge improvement on last year’s one, in yet another sign of how the standard of our industry in Victoria is going from strength to strength,” says Ms Smith.

The chief executive of YHA, Julian Ledger, was honoured with the Australian Tourism Legend award, recognising his outstanding contribution to the backpacking sector – a sector which is now one of the most significant in the tourism industry.

For a full list of winners visit http://australiantourismawards.com.au/

VTIC

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