In a thrilling night for tourism operators on the Tablelands, a total of six gongs were handed out at Friday’s TNQ Tourism Awards.
The first for the evening was to Herberton Historic Village who was recognised in the cultural and heritage tourism category, followed by Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT)who took out the destination marketing category.
Other winners included Mt Quincan Crater Retreat in hosted accommodation, the Mareeba Heritage Centre with a judges commendation, Skybury Coffee for excellence in food tourism, and Kuranda Visitor Information Centre for its visitor information and services.
Accepting the award for TTT was Michael Tout, chair or the organisation and Member for Barron River. He said for TTT to receive the award for destination marketing was a great acknowledgement of the work being carried out.
“In December last year we launched the Drive North Queensland Smart Phone app. This project was initiated and delivered by TTT and has now become a key marketing tool within TTNQ’s Drive North Queensland Campaign.
“We also continue our work with international and domestic trade to highlight the depth of experiences that we have to ensure the Atherton Tablelands is recognised as a standalone holiday destination.”
Other notable achievements include TTT’s engagement with Cycling Australia for the 2013 National Mountain Bike Championships and participation in the caravan and camping shows.
“I would also like to thank the board of directors who kindly volunteer their time to help steer the organisation as well as the executive team at TTT who carry out this work.”
Mr Trout also congratulated the winners from Friday night but was especially proud of the Tablelands businesses, who had their best year at a tourism awards.
“To receive six awards on the night is a credit to the tourism operators from the region who continue to strive for excellence.”
Posted by Bronwyn under Tablelands News | Posted on 2nd Dec 2013