The Australian Tourism Awards was held on Friday, February 5, and NSW once again stole the spotlight by winning awards in 12 categories. The awards really reflect that the North South Wales does have some of the best tourism products in Australia.
Stuart Ayres, the Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Major Events, was present in the ceremony and appreciated the achievements of NSW. He said that the awards would advertise the NSW tourism and encourage travelers to discover its various destinations.
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According to the press release by the Destination NSW, Mr Ayres said, “I am delighted NSW received four Gold Awards and three Silver Awards, an achievement to be celebrated.”
Mr Ayres revealed that the NSW tourism industry contributed more than $24 billion to the NSW economy by the year ended September 2015, which was 7.8% more than the previous year. He also thanked those people who worked relentlessly to retain the top position of NSW as the best tourism and events State and hoped that the NSW Government would be able to grow tourism across Regional NSW with the help of Destination NSW, a tourism and major events agency.
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Sandra Chipchase, the Chief Executive Officer of Destination NSW, said that the awards are nothing but the reflection of the quality of the assorted touristic experiences offered for the NSW visitors. She congratulated the nominees and the winners and encouraged people to explore that known and hidden gems of NSW.
Wanna get a full list of the winners? Check out this website: http://australiantourismawards.com.au/.