Canberra is proud to play host to the 2019 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards (QATA) this Friday 6 March at the National Convention Centre. This is the tourism industry’s most prestigious national event with more than 800 people from the Australian tourism industry coming together for a gala evening to celebrate the best of the best in Tourism.
Sixteen Canberra Region finalists, who have gone through a rigorous awards process with judges assessing their submission locally, will discover on the night the results of the judging which determines national placings from local winners in each state and territory.
The awards offer entrants a program to benchmark, document their innovation, commitment to excellence and achievements over a 12-month period. The local program, owned and run by the National Capital Attractions Association with the assistance of supporting partner VisitCanberra, provides mentoring, entrants workshops and judges’ feedback to help build their capacity in order to strengthen their operations as a result of entering.
The Canberra Region finalists in the 2019 Australian Tourism Awards are:
|1. Major Tourist Attractions||National Gallery of Australia|
|2. Tourist Attractions||National Arboretum Canberra|
|3. Major Festivals and Events||National Museum of Australia|
|4. Festivals and Events||Canberra Balloon Spectacular (Events ACT)|
|6. Cultural Tourism||Royal Australian Mint|
|8. Specialised Tourism Services||GetAboutAble|
|9. Visitor Information Services||Canberra and Region Visitors Centre|
|10. Business Event Venues||National Convention Centre Canberra|
|13. Adventure Tourism||Dynamic Motivation/Stromlo Shuttle Bus|
|14. Destination Marketing||Destination Southern Highlands ‘Pie Time’|
|16. Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries||Shaw Wines|
|19. Unique Accommodation||Jamala Wildlife Lodge|
|21. Standard Accommodation||Leumeah Lodge|
|22. Deluxe Accommodation||Little National Hotel|
|23. Luxury Accommodation||Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel|
|24. New Tourism Business||Book Canberra Excursions|
We wish all the Canberra Region entrants the best of luck.
For more information on the awards contact:
Dr Naomi Dale
President, National Capital Attractions Association
Ph: 0400 967 860