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Elements of Byron is one of the finalists in the North Coast Regional Tourism Awards. Photo supplied.

Tourism is to the North Coast as movie-making is to Hollywood and the Regional Tourism Awards are the Oscars, or at least the Logies.

The 2019 North Coast Regional Tourism Awards have announced this year’s finalists – 27 leading tourism businesses, events, and visitor experiences have today been announced as finalists in the North Coast’s only industry-backed tourism awards, the 2019 North Coast Regional Tourism Awards.

Regional Tourism Awards Chair, Jane Barnes, announced the final contenders that include tourism businesses, events, marketing organisations and accommodation providers among an impressive cohort.

‘This year’s finalists showcase the best of the region’s tourism industry and some amazing individuals and operators,’ said Ms Barnes. ‘Each of these finalists is now in the running to be named a winner in 14 award categories at our gala awards ceremony.’

Michael Thurston, General Manager of Destination North Coast, says the Regional Tourism Awards are an invaluable opportunity for the industry to come together and celebrate business excellence across the sector. ‘We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our finalists, as they take their first steps on the way to possible State and National recognition.

‘All our tourism finalists have contributed to the North Coast’s growing reputation as a premier destination in NSW, and I would like to congratulate everyone who took the time to enter.’

Winners of the Regional Tourism Awards gain finalist status upon entering the NSW State Tourism Awards, and if successful, go on to the National Tourism Awards.

Destination North Coast will host the North Coast Tourism Symposium, a networking and business development event for the region’s tourism and event organisers. The day-long event includes experts across a range of areas such as business sustainability and evolving your business to meet changing consumer needs, with the aim of stimulating ideas and discussion to benefit the North Coast visitor economy.

The Destination North Coast Tourism Symposium will be held at the South West Rocks Country Club on August 1.

 

List of 2019 Destination North Coast finalists

Entrant

Town

Another Tasty Event

Coffs Harbour

Arts Mid North Coast Inc

BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry

Foster-Tuncurry

BIG4 Sunshine Resort, South West Rocks

South West Rocks

Blue Ginger Picnics

Banora Point

Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation

Coffs Harbour

Clarence Valley Council

Clarence Valley

Coffs Coast Surf Tours

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour City Council

Coffs Harbour

Eat the Street Lismore

Lismore

Elements of Byron

Byron Bay

Grafton Jacaranda Festival Inc

Grafton

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

Port Macquarie

I Love Bello Shire

Bellingen

Koala Preservation Society

Port Macquarie

Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel

Port Macquarie

Reflections Holiday Parks Seal Rocks

Seal Rocks

Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

Urunga

South West Rocks Country Club

South West Rocks

Table under a Tree

Rosebank

Telegraph Retreat B&B Guesthouse

Telegraph Point

The Observatory Holiday Apartments

Coffs Harbour

Tweed Coast Holiday Parks

Tweed

Vision Walks – Eco Tours

Brunswick Heads

Volkswagen Spectacular

Valla

Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours

Coffs Harbour

Woolgoolga Curryfest

Woolgoolga


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