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Canberra Region Tourism Awards

HerCanberra Team

The best of the best in the Canberra and region tourism industry last night celebrated together at the 30th annual Canberra Region Tourism Awards.

National Capital Attractions Association Representative and Chair of Judges, Garry Watson, said the night was highly successful with the major awards going to some very well deserved winners.

“Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre won the award for Tourist Attractions, and Floriade 2014 scooped the pool for Major Festivals and Events,” said Garry.

Last night’s winners also included the 2015 National Folk Festival for Festivals and Events, Canberra Airport for Specialist Tourism Services, Hotel Realm for Luxury Accommodation, and regionally, the Yass Valley Information Centre for Visitor Information Services.

 “Each year Canberra is growing in both its role as the national capital, but also increasingly as a tourist destination.

“The Government and agencies such as VisitCanberra and the National Capital Attractions Association work very hard with all of Canberra’s cultural institutions, the hotel industry and all tourist attractions to do our best to attract more visitors and groups to the national capital,” Garry continued.

He went on to say that Australians and overseas visitors are coming to Canberra in greater numbers each year, and that overall there is a greater awareness of and interest in our tourist attractions.

 “The awards once again recognise the importance of tourism to Canberra and the ACT regional economy,” concluded Garry.

The full list of award winners can be found below.

WINNERS 2015

AWARD CATEGORY

WINNER

COMMENDATION

Tourist Attractions

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

Royal Australian Mint

Major Festivals and Events

Floriade 2014

Festivals and Events

2015 National Folk Festival

Specialised Tourism Services

Canberra Airport

Australian Institute of Sport

Visitor Information Services

Yass Valley Information Centre

Tour and Transport Operators

Canberra Region Premium Tours

Unique Accommodation

Yarrangobilly Caves House

Standard Accommodation

Bush Capital Lodge

Luxury Accommodation

Hotel Realm

New Tourism Business

Avenue Hotel

Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism

IHG ACT – Crowne Plaza Canberra & National Convention Centre Canberra

Tourism Visitor Education

National Electoral Education Centre

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual

Jonathan Kobus

Young Achiever Award

Sunil Choudhary

Will Lloyd

Caitlin Taylor

Visitor Experience Award

Four Winds Vineyard

 

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