Townsville Enterprise is excited to launch the inaugural Travel Associates People’s Choice Award for this year’s 2019 North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards, giving one lucky voter the chance to win a $500 flight voucher.
The inaugural People’s Choice Award encourages community involvement in the voting process, recognising a regional tourism experience, service or accommodation provider who exemplify excellence in their field.
Townsville Enterprise Director - Tourism & Events Lisa Woolfe said this year’s record number of award nominations are all outstanding products available in North Queensland and showcases the strength and quality of the tourism industry in our region.
“With over 60 nominations, across now 10 award categories, we’re excited to introduce the People’s Choice Award and give the public the chance to vote for their favourite North Queensland experience,” said Ms Woolfe.
“By introducing this award category we’re acknowledging the importance of the visitor experience, and how it ultimately underpins our tourism industry – so we’re excited to see who the public choose.
Ms Woolfe said the North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards was about celebrating the outstanding achievements of our region’s tourism operators, which supports almost 7,000 jobs and contributes more than $1.2 billion to the regional economy.
All nominated operators are in the running to claim the inaugural award along with their own $1,000 flight voucher, thanks to presenting partner Travel Associates.
Travel Associate’s franchise owner/manager Debbie Rains said she was proud to have the opportunity to support this new category and give back to the local tourism industry more broadly.
“Having been in operation for over 30 years ourselves, we’re excited to be able to showcase the hard work of our industry partners, particularly following the difficulties faced earlier this year,” said Ms Rains.
“We’ve been long-term supporters of Townsville Enterprise, and we felt it was a good fit to join as a as a first-time sponsor of this award.”
“The North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards are a time to celebrate the achievements of so many, so we encourage everyone to get involved and vote for their favourite.”
For your chance to win a $500 Travel Associates flight voucher, vote at the ‘Visit Townsville, Australia’ Facebook page.
Voting for the 2019 Travel Associate’s People’s Choice Award opens Friday 30 August and closes at 5pm on Monday 30 September 2019.
The Travel Associate’s People’s Choice category winner will be presented at the North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards on Friday 18 October 2019 at Rydges Southbank Townsville.
Tickets to the 2019 North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards are selling fast – to secure your seat, visit Townsville Enterprise Events.