Celebrating QLD’s Most Innovative Tourism Businesses

Tickets are now on sale for the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s (QTIC) Prize for Innovation event to be held on World Tourism Day on Friday 27 September, at Calile Hotel, Brisbane.

The event recognizes tourism businesses in Queensland who have introduced an innovative product, service or process. The awards have been running since 2013 and this year has again seen a great lineup of contenders.

The Prize for Innovation is made up of 4 categories; Prize for Innovation, Up and Comer, Industry Collaborator and Climate Change Innovator.

QTIC Deputy CEO, Brett Kapernick, says the Prize for Innovation is an opportunity for businesses of all sizes and from all regions to be recognized for their innovative ideas.

“We’ve seen nominees from the outback, from up north, from the gold coast and more. It doesn’t matter where you are or how small your business might be, you too can be a world-leading innovator,” said Mr Kapernick.

‘The Australian Age of Dinosaurs’ took out the Prize for Innovation award in 2017 and they are back again with a new nomination.

Naomi Miles, Business Development Manager, The Australian Age of Dinosaurs said, “The QTIC World Tourism Day event is the perfect opportunity to meet industry leaders and be re-inspired to develop and innovate tourism products that push the boundaries of what is possible. Recognition from QTIC is a big thumbs up that we are on the right track”.

To generate forward-thinking tourism within Queensland, it’s essential for individual tourism businesses and the industry to continually renew, change and create more effective processes, products and services.

The Prize for Innovation Winner will receive a prize package of $30,000, courtesy of the Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Commonwealth Games. The Prize for Innovation Runner Up will receive ‘Build a Better Business’ workshop and mentoring, courtesy of Small Business Solutions TAFE Queensland. The Up and Coming Innovator will receive a masterclass with an expert on a topic of the winners choosing facilitated by Westpac. The Climate Change Innovator winner will receive a prize to the value of $5,000 which includes mentoring and training from EarthCheck.

This event would not be possible without the generous support of the following sponsors; University Queensland, Riverlife, TAFE Queensland, Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Commonwealth Games, Westpac, EarthCheck and The Calile Hotel.

To register for the event click here: https://www.qtic.com.au/events/event-anonymous/?id=5adae461-f70e-e911-a851-000d3ae09197