Townsville Airport supports the North Queensland Tourism Awards

Townsville Enterprise will present the North Queensland Tourism Awards this evening recognising excellence in the tourism, events and hospitality industry.

The Awards are the region’s most credible tourism benchmarking exercise and attract nominations from operators throughout North Queensland, across 15 categories.
For the eighth consecutive year, Townsville Airport are the naming rights sponsor of the Awards.

Townsville Airport’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Gill, said the proactive relationship shared between Townsville Airport and Townsville Enterprise helps to promote the Townsville region throughout Australia and beyond.

“Townsville Airport’s long-term sponsorship of the North Queensland Tourism Awards is a fitting way to acknowledge and reward the great tourism product offerings of this region.
“We are proud to have been the major sponsor of the awards over the past seven years, and enjoy working closely with Townsville Enterprise to support and encourage increased visitation to Townsville and our surrounds,” Mr Gill said.

“As the gateway to the region, Townsville Airport congratulates all finalists on their outstanding contributions to the tourism industry.”

Townsville Enterprise General Manager Tourism and Events, Patricia O’Callaghan, said the awards showcase Townsville North Queensland as a diverse and vibrant tourism destination.

“The high calibre of the nominations received this year is testament to Townsville North Queensland’s reputation of having a diverse range of experiences on offer.

“The awards recognise and acknowledge the accomplishments, achievements and hard work invested by our tourism operators into the industry which attracted over 1.2 million visitors who spent $662m here in Townsville North Queensland last financial year.”

The awards will recognise the most worthy recipient of categories such as best tourist attraction, major festivals and events, the Young Achievers Award, and the Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism.

The North Queensland Tourism Awards Night takes place Friday 31 October 2014 at the Mercure Townsville.

For further information please contact:

Karen Harrigan, Communications Coordinator, 07 5589 1107 or Mb: 0403 949 289