NSW Tourism Awards

first_imgNSW Tourism Awards The achievements of NSW’s tourism industry were celebrated late last week during a ceremony at Luna Park Sydney to announce the winners of the 2016 NSW Tourism Awards, with BridgeClimb Sydney taking out the Major Tourist Attraction category and AAT Kings taking the gong for Major Tour and Transport Operator.Twenty-eight award winners were announced in a range of categories, including Major Tourist Attractions, Festivals and Events, Destination Marketing and Accommodation.NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the awards showcase the State’s finest tourism operators helping to drive unprecedented visitor numbers.“These operators have helped us grow the value of NSW tourism – which reaped $25.5 billion in visitor expenditure for our state last year and attracted 32.5 million overnight visitors, who stayed 180 million nights,” said Ayres.“Most importantly, tourism is one of our biggest employers, supporting more than 171,000 direct jobs and injecting vital funds straight back into our economy.”Read on for the full list of winners.2016 winnersMajor Tourist AttractionsBridgeClimb SydneyTourist AttractionsTaronga Western Plains ZooMajor Festivals and EventsByron Bay BluesfestFestivals and EventsParkes Elvis FestivalEcotourismByron Bay Eco Cruises & KayaksCultural TourismNundle Woollen MillQantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander TourismSand Dune AdventuresSpecialised Tourism ServicesAsk RozVisitor Information ServicesSouthern Highlands Welcome CentreBusiness Event VenueChâteau Élan at The VintageMajor Tour and Transport OperatorsAAT Kings New South WalesTour and Transport OperatorsBeyond BallooningAdventure TourismLet’s Go Surfing AustraliaDestination MarketingReset your senses in Mudgee RegionTourism Restaurants and Catering ServicesCupitt’s KitchenTourism Wineries, Distilleries and BreweriesCupitt’s Winery and BreweryCaravan and Holiday ParksBIG4 Deniliquin Holiday ParkHosted AccommodationEldee StationUnique AccommodationTaronga Western Plains ZooSelf Contained AccommodationLilypad Luxury CabinsStandard AccommodationMoama on Murray ResortDeluxe AccommodationThe Observatory Port MacquarieLuxury AccommodationThe Darling HotelNew Tourism BusinessRees InternationalExcellence in Food TourismMargan Wines & RestaurantTourism Education and TrainingTEACH at Wollongbar TAFEOutstanding Contribution by an IndividualCameron ArnoldPeople’s ChoiceAustralian Reptile Parklast_img