Queensland Tourism Awards

2014 Queensland Tourism Awards

The Queensland Tourism Awards, proudly presented by Queensland Airports Limited in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland, are recognised as the industry's largest and most prestigious event.  The Awards have been operating for 30 years to acknowledge and celebrate the tourism operators in Queensland who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and contribution to the state's tourism industry. 
The Awards, managed by Queensland Tourism Industry Council, are a submission and inspection based program and provide the opportunity to publicly acknowledge and showcase Queensland's finest tourism operators. There are 32 categories across various areas including attractions, events, tour and transport, accommodation, restaurants, culture and heritage, ecotourism, marketing and more.
Nominations for the 2014 Queensland Tourism Awards have now closed.

Why participate in the Queensland Tourism Awards?

  • Be recognised as an outstanding tourism business
  • Discover the full potential of your enterprise
  • Super charge your annual business planning process
  • Gain a competitive edge by receiving feedback from industry leaders
  • Use your submission as a benchmark to improve your bottom line
  • Receive media publicity and exposure
  • Energise and motivate your staff
  • Use the Awards logo to promote your operation as an award-winning business
  • Celebrate and network with industry peers and colleagues at the Gala Awards ceremony
  • Automatic entry into the Australian Tourism Awards for Gold Winners in categories 1 to 28
  • The Gala Awards ceremony on Friday 28 November will be the biggest industry party of the year!

Watch past Queensland Tourism Award winners talk about the business benefits of entering (and winning!) the state's annual tourism recognition program on QTIC YouTube. Read comments from previous winners about the benefits of nominating and entering the Queensland Tourism Awards - click here.


New criterion: Are you accredited?

Over the next two years (by 2016), the Queensland Tourism Awards will introduce a new eligibility criterion that will require all tourism operator entrants to be certified or accredited. For further information or support please refer to our information pack (see resource at the bottom of the page) or contact the Sustainable Business team at QTIC on (07) 3236 1445 or sustainablebusiness@qtic.com.au.

Dig into the archives and celebrate 30 years of tourism excellence

As part of our celebrations, we're inviting you to share photos, newspaper clippings, memories, comments and other memorabilia from your involvement in the Queensland Tourism Awards over the past three decades. READ MORE To submit your photos, newspaper clippings, memories, comments -> CLICK HERE or email communication@qtic.com.au

Partnership opportunities with Queensland Tourism Awards

A range of sponsorship opportunities offer significant benefits for sponsors and can be tailored to meet your organisation's commercial objectives. The Awards are a fantastic opportunity to expose your brand to the tourism industry, drive exposure of your organisation and demonstrate your support of Queensland's tourism sector. WATCH OUR PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES REEL or contact Alyce Holding, Awards Coordinator, on (07) 3236 1445 or Alyce.Holding@qtic.com.au

Maximise your participation

Entering the Queensland Tourism Awards is a great way for you to discover the full potential of your business, super charge your business planning and gain a competitive edge through feedback from industry leaders. We provide industry with a set of guidelines on ideas and tips for making the most of your involvement in the Awards program.  VIEW GUIDELINES: "HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR PARTICIPATION"



Have your draft submission reviewed before entering

For the first time, Award entrants are offered the opportunity to have their draft submission reviewed by an experienced national/state/regional judge and submission writer. A written report will be provided against each of the questions/criteria in order to assist entrants in producing the best possible final version of their written submission. READ MORE

Free webinars: Hints and Tips for entrants

Award entrants are invited to participate in a series of 'hints and tips' webinars to suit first time and past entrants. Hosted by an experienced QTA judge, the webinars will provide an understanding of the Awards submission process as well as other important information and advice. REGISTER OR READ MORE

Free one-on-one mentoring for entrants

Free one-on-one mentoring sessions are available to Awards entrants across the state. You will have the opportunity to meet with a highly experienced mentor, either on-line (via Skype) or face-to-face, who will provide you with advice and guidance for planning and preparing your Award submission. REGISTER OR READ MORE 


Questions about the Queensland Tourism Awards can be directed to Kerrie Lucas, Events Coordinator, (07) 3236 1445 or Kerrie.Lucas@qtic.com.au.

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