Thursday, April 25, 2024

Sunshine Coast scores tourism awards night

The Sunshine Coast has secured the Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) annual 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards event, with confirmation it will be held at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre next month.

Queensland Tourism Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe said the Sunshine Coast was a natural destination for the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

“Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is an excellent example of regions building on traditional strengths for economic recovery,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“The Sunshine Coast has cleverly focused its strategy on drive tourism and strong local events to encourage more visitors to stay longer.

The awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and businesses across our tourism community.

Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Government was proud to support the 18 March awards.

“Queensland is one of the world’s great tourism destinations, and the tourism industry is critical to our economy and our economic recovery,” the Premier said.

“While the industry has been challenged like never before over the past couple of years, we are looking forward to a brighter and more exciting future for the tourism sector as we get through this pandemic.

The event will feature awards over 25 categories including: Australia’s best Major Attraction, best Major Event or Festival, Cultural Tourism, Hosted Accommodation and Excellence in Food Tourism among others.

Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson said securing the awards was a significant coup – a joint partnership of Sunshine Coast Council, Visit Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast Airport.

“Hosting these prestigious awards for the first time will be a great opportunity to showcase both our region and our ability to host a premium national quality industry events like this one,” he said.

“It’s a great opportunity to show off the Sunshine Coast which was recently crowned the most loved destination in the world, in all its glory – all of our amazing tourist attractions, the businesses, the beautiful local produce from across the region and the people within our community.

“And my best wishes to Montville’s Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat who will be competing for gold in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards,” Mayor Jamieson said.

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