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Mackay shines at Queensland Tourism Awards

Mackay tourism operators have taken out 5 accolades at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards, which celebrate the dedicated individuals and successful operators of the state’s $25 billion tourism industry.

The Queensland Tourism Awards are hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and presented by Queensland Airports Limited in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and supporting partner Tourism Australia.

The Mackay region collected 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze awards. Gold winners, Sarina Sugar Shed, were also inducted into the QTA Hall of Fame after winning Gold in the Excellence in Food Tourism category for the third consecutive year. 

Winners include:

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A total of 83 awards, including 28 Gold, 24 Silver, 24 Bronze, 5 highly commended and 2 individual awards across 28 categories, as well as the inaugural RACQ People’s Choice awards, were presented at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre tonight where 900 guests gathered to celebrate Queensland’s tourism achievements.

QTIC Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind said the 33nd Queensland Tourism Awards had attracted an outstanding array of tourism operators across all award categories, with more than 160 nominations received state-wide.

“This year’s entrants across 28 business, event and individual categories reflect the diverse and dynamic range of tourism operators helping Queensland’s tourism industry flourish,” he said.

“Queensland’s tourism industry continues to do much of the heavy lifting for the state’s economy, this year growing by more than 5.5% and employing more than 225,000 people. 

A total of 83 awards, including 28 Gold, 24 Silver, 24 Bronze, 5 highly commended and 2 individual awards across 28 categories, as well as the inaugural RACQ People’s Choice awards, were presented at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre tonight where 900 guests gathered to celebrate Queensland’s tourism achievements.

QTIC Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind said the 33nd Queensland Tourism Awards had attracted an outstanding array of tourism operators across all award categories, with more than 160 nominations received state-wide.

“This year’s entrants across 28 business, event and individual categories reflect the diverse and dynamic range of tourism operators helping Queensland’s tourism industry flourish,” he said.

“Queensland’s tourism industry continues to do much of the heavy lifting for the state’s economy, this year growing by more than 5.5% and employing more than 225,000 people. 

 

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Published: 13 November 2017