The QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism is back and bigger than ever.
For the first time the Prize program will include three categories for tourism operators, and for businesses that work with tourism operators, to choose from.
- Prize for Innovation (a small to medium enterprise, operating for more than 3 years)
- Prize for Innovation Up and Comer (a new small to medium enterprise, operating for less than 3 years)
- Industry Collaborator (any size business that impacts the tourism industry, operating for more than 3 years)
QTIC Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind said the QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism was about encouraging innovation, as well as recognising the dedication of small businesses to develop and introduce innovative products, services or processes.
“It’s great to see the new and innovative ways Queensland tourism operators continue to improve their businesses, their environmental sustainability and their competitiveness,” Mr Gschwind said.
“These product, service or process innovations are key to the ongoing success and growth of those businesses, as well as the tourism industry as a whole.
“This year we’ve added two new categories because we understand that innovation can come from new businesses just as much as it can from established ones. We also understand there are many businesses that are finding new and innovative ways to work with and support tourism operators.”
More than 216,500 people are employed (directly and indirectly) in Queensland’s tourism industry.
- Monday 11 June 2018: Nominations open
- Friday 31 August 2018: Submissions due
- Thursday 27 September 2018: Winners & Runner-Ups announced
Businesses entering the QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism must have developed and sustainably adopted the innovative product, service or process between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018.
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PHOTO: 2017 QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism runner up Australian Age of Dinosaurs, winner EarthCheck, and runner up Capricornia Caves, with Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones, and QTIC Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind.