The Mackay Region Tourism Awards

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The Mackay Region Tourism Conference and Awards 2018


Tourism is booming and The Mackay Region Tourism Conference is your opportunity to equip you and your team with the skills and knowledge to capatalise on this growth!
With guest presenters from the Institute for Tourism Leadership Australia, Tourism and Events Queensland and Lady Elliot Island, this conference is not to be missed.
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When: Thursday, 4 October 2018
Where: Windmill Motel and Events Centre, 5 Highway Plaza QLD 4740
Time: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Price: $60 or the special price of $50 if purchased with a Mackay Region Tourism Awards Ticket.



The Mackay Region Tourism Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of the regions tourism industry, including individuals, businesses (industry operators) and events.

The Awards are a submission and inspection based program and provide the opportunity to publicly acknowledge and showcase our finest tourism operators.  The Awards cover 16 categories ranging from attractions, events, tour and transport, accommodation, restaurants and more. 


: Friday, 5 October 2018
Where: Windmill Motel and Events Centre, 5 Highway Plaza, Mackay Qld 4740
Time: 6.00pm - Late
Dress code: Formal
Price: $160 pp


The Mackay Region Tourism Awards aim to:

  • Publicly recognise and reward excellence within the industry;
  • Support improved business planning, development and internal analysis for tourism operators;
  • Provide a benchmark for best practice within the tourism industry;
  • Reinforce the value of the tourism industry;
  • Encourage the continual raising of standards among tourism operators in the region and across Queensland;
  • Promote an annual platform of celebration for the industry and offer networking opportunities for operators, supporters and sponsors alike;


New to The Mackay Region Tourism Awards 2018

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame will be introduced to The Mackay Region Tourism Awards in 2018. These Awards will be presented to entrants who have won their selected category for three consecutive years, starting from the 2016 awards. This does not stop the entrants from applying for the category in which they receive the Hall of fame for future Award events.


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