Entries now open for the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards

Pictured: 2018 North Coast Regional Tourism Awards. Photographer: Rob Cleary, Seen Australia.

Pictured: 2018 North Coast Regional Tourism Awards. Photographer: Rob Cleary, Seen Australia.

Tourism operators and event organisers across the state are invited to enter the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards with submissions in the annual awards program open from today.

After seeing great success in three regions in 2018, this year the Awards will expand to include all six Destination Networks: Country & Outback, North Coast, Riverina Murray, Southern NSW, Sydney Surrounds North and Sydney Surrounds South.

The Regional Tourism Awards began in 2004 and are now a major industry event for regional New South Wales. They provide tourism organisations and individuals the opportunity to gain an insight into their business and industry, achieve recognition for their success and promote their destination’s visitor offerings.

“The Regional Tourism Awards are a highlight on the industry calendar each year and have been pivotal in supporting the development of countless businesses and tourism destinations,” Regional Tourism Awards Chair, Jane Barnes, said. 

“Since their inception, the Awards have been credited for elevating many regional tourism businesses to achieve state-wide and national acclaim.”

The Awards aim to develop quality regional tourism products with 27 categories covering a range of businesses from tour operators and restaurants, through to unique accommodation offerings and education providers.

Gala dinners to present the winners in each region will be held around the state in late July and early August with dates and destinations to be revealed soon.

Interested operators can find out more and enter the Awards online at regionaltourismawards.com.au. Submissions close on Friday 24 May, 2019.

Belinda King