The Whitsundays Tourism Awards were held this weekend marking the return of the ceremony after a three-year hiatus, with more than 330 people gathering to celebrate the successes of the tourism and business industries in the region.
“The process of compiling an awards submission isn’t an easy feat and it was designed this way to encourage operators to really look at what they are doing in their business and how that flows onto the customers, locals and region,” said Tourism Whitsundays CEO Rick Hamilton.
“We have one of the most cohesive and successful tourism industries in the country, tonight is an example of that, everyone is here celebrating their achievements, their competitors’ achievements and the overall achievements of the tourism industry.”
The Great Barrier Reef Festival scooped Gold at this year’s awards, while InterContinental Hayman Island Resort took home Gold in the 5 Star Luxury Accommodation category.
“Tourism Whitsundays would like to congratulate all the entrants,” said Hamilton.