The NSW Tourism Awards recognise and celebrate the diverse range of tourism product throughout NSW and the outstanding individuals who promote and support the industry.
Destination NSW proudly supports the NSW Tourism Awards, presented by the Tourism Industry Division (TID) of the NSW Business Chamber.
The NSW Tourism Awards are held annually to celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success throughout the year.
The Awards are a submission and inspection-based program and provide the opportunity to publicly recognise and showcase the State’s finest tourism operators. In 2015, the awards are free to enter for financial members of NSW Business Chamber and Tourism Industry Division members.
The NSW Tourism Awards aim to:
- encourage and celebrate creativity, professionalism and innovation
- provide a benchmark for best practice within the tourism industry
- promote business planning amongst New South Wales tourism operators
- encourage the continual raising of standards
- publicly recognise and reward excellence
- reinforce the value of the tourism industry
- reinforce consumer confidence in the tourism industry
- promote an annual platform of celebration for the industry and offer networking opportunities for operators, supporters and sponsors alike
- provide an opportunity for successful entrants to progress to the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.
2014 Award Winners
Winners of the NSW Tourism Awards were announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 27 November 2014.
|Major Tourist Attractions||Taronga Zoo|
|Tourist Attractions||Taronga Western Plains Zoo|
|Major Festivals and Events||2014 Tamworth Country Music Festival|
|Festivals and Events||Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly|
|Ecotourism||Life’s An Adventure|
|Heritage and Cultural Tourism||Nundle Woollen Mill|
|Indigenous Tourism||Tri State Safaris/Mutawintji Eco Tours|
|Specialised Tourism Services||J.C. Travel Professionals|
|Visitor Information and Services- The Rod Murdoch Award||Moree Visitor Information Centre|
|Business Tourism||Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley|
|Major Tour and/or Transport Operators||AAT Kings|
|Tour and/or Transport Operators||Life’s An Adventure|
|Adventure Tourism||Life’s An Adventure|
|Destination Marketing||My Southern Highlands VFR Program|
|Tourism Education and Training||Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School|
|Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services||Byron Beach Cafe|
|Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries||Margan Wines|
|Tourist and Caravan Parks||BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park|
|Backpacker Accommodation||Railway Square YHA|
|Hosted Accommodation||Mollymook Beach Waterfront|
|Unique Accommodation||Taronga Western Plains Zoo|
|Standard Accommodation||Atura Blacktown|
|Deluxe Accommodation||Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel|
|Luxury Accommodation||Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley|
|New Tourism Development||Old Bottlebutt, Burrawan State Forest|
|Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism||The Observatory Port Macquarie|
|Local Government Award for Tourism||Dubbo City Council|
|Excellence in Food Tourism||Margan Restaurant & Winery|
|Young Achiever in Tourism Award||Anthea Hammon|
|Outstanding Contribution by an individual to Local Tourism||Mr Lesley Raymond Moulds|
|Outstanding Contribution by an individual to NSW||Mr Ken Corbett|
The awards are moving into an exciting new era with increased awareness and interest following the success of NSW winners at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards and a workshop and webinar program being delivered across NSW.
Visit the NSW Tourism Awards website for details of upcoming webinars.
For information on the awards including entry details and submissions, please visit the NSW Tourism Awards website or contact:
NSW Tourism Awards Program Executive
Tel: 02 9458 7790