Sunday, February 25, 2024

Port Fairy visitor centre makes tourism awards shortlist

After securing back-to-back wins in the Victoria Top Tourism Town Awards, Port Fairy is hoping to add another trophy to the cabinet.

The Port Fairy and Region Visitor Information Centre (VIC) has been selected as a finalist in the Victorian Tourism Awards, nominated for its high-quality customer service and face to face interaction with visitors.

An initiative of the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), the awards recognise the best of the tourism industry in Victoria.

Mayor, Ian Smith said it was a huge achievement to be shortlisted and acknowledged the hard work by the team at the Visitor Information Centre.

“The nomination recognises the dedication and passion of the staff and volunteers at the VIC for their exceptional customer service, as well as the ‘I Am Port Fairy’ destination brand,” he said.

“Our Visitor Services Centre work closely with local operators to showcase not just Port Fairy, but the broader Moyne region as well.

“The recognition and national exposure that this brings is every exciting for our residents, businesses and visitors, who all contribute to what makes our shire great.

“We know what a great spot Port Fairy is, taking home back-to-back gold wins in the Top Small Tourist Town Category two years in a row – and finishing on the podium again would benefit the whole Shire.”

Mayor Smith said following the awards in previous years, the Visitor Information Centre sees a significant spike in visitation and enquiries, allowing them to promote the entire Moyne region to a wider audience.

“Visitors come to Port Fairy to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, beaches, events and activities, and this is a great opportunity to continue to raise the profile of the whole region as a must-see destination.”

The winner of the awards will be announced at a Gala Ceremony on 1 December.

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