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Victoria dishes up a triple serve of tourism wins on the national stage

24 /02/ 2018 Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council congratulates last night’s Victorian winners of the 2017 QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards held in Perth. Victoria secured nine awards in total, three Gold, three Silver and three Bronze.

Of the Gold wins, Victoria was commended for its continued success as a pioneer of regional events, food tourism and its innovative ability to adapt its nature based assets to an all-inclusive audience.

The Murray region’s Riverboats Music Festival took home Gold in the Festivals and Events category, while the Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld won Gold for the Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services category and Parks Victoria also received Gold for the Specialised Tourism Services category.

Victoria Tourism Industry Council Chief Executive Felicia Mariani recognised their success and highlighted that regional Victoria has a vibrant and growing tourism offering.

“These wins emphasise the strength of our regional tourism sector’s ability to attract visitors beyond Melbourne and engage them in new and innovative ways.

“Each of the Victorian winners operate in different regions which demonstrates that business is flourishing in all corners of the state and delivering high standards of business excellence,” Ms Mariani said.

“The Royal Mail, Dunkeld’s victory is a second consecutive win for regional Victoria in the Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services category and it is encouraging to see fine dining experiences being offered and recognised outside of Melbourne,” she said.

Parks Victoria received Gold for the Specialised Tourism Services category for its commitment to delivering unparalleled nature-based tourism offerings with innovative forward thinking.

“Parks Victoria is commended for its ability to maintain and celebrate our state’s natural assets. This win in particular recognises its strategic approach to provide a safe, inclusive visitor experience for all to enjoy regardless of cultural background or physical impairment.”

This year, six of the nine Victorian winners were first-time entrants in their respective categories.

“Two thirds of our winners being first time entrants shows growth across the state and provides a platform for emerging businesses to showcase their exemplary offerings on a national level,” Ms Mariani said.

“The 2017 QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards recognise the valuable contribution our operators make to the national tourism industry and it’s wonderful to see so many Victorians being acknowledged,” she said.

 

VTIC congratulates the following Victorian winners:

Gold                                                                                                                     

  • Riverboats Music Festival (Festivals and Events)
  • Parks Victoria (Specialised Tourism Services)
  • Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld (Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services)

Silver

  • Sovereign Hill (Major Tourist Attractions)
  • Holmesglen at Eildon (Business Event Venues)
  • Bright Brewery (Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries)

Bronze

  • SkyBus (Major Tour and Transport Operators)
  • Autopia Tours – Small Group Experiences (Tour and Transport  Operators)
  • Arthurs Seat Eagle (New Tourism Business)

 

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