Ocean Rafting are contenders in the Queensland Tourism Awards tonight.
Ocean Rafting are contenders in the Queensland Tourism Awards tonight. Supplied

Whitsunday businesses ready for Queensland tourism awards

THE Whitsunday Coast Airport, True Blue Sailing, Ocean Rafting, Whitsunday Jetski Tours and Cruise Whitsundays are among 11 Whitsunday tourism operators competing against the state's best tourism businesses at tonight's Queensland Tourism Awards.

The airport is in the running for the Specialised Tourism Services category, while True Blue Sailing and Ocean Rafting are up for the Major Tour and Transport Operators category, and Whitsunday Jetski Tours and Cruise Whitsundays are compete for the Tour and Transport Operators award.

Other Whitsunday entrants include the BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort (Caravan and Holiday Parks category), Cumberland Charter Yachts (Unique Accommodation category) and Pinnacles Resort and Spa (Self Contained Accommodation category).

QTIC Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind said this year had yet again attracted Whitsunday's proudest tourism operators, giving the industry good reason to be positive about the strength and future direction of Queensland's tourism industry.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners from the 30 Queensland Tourism Awards categories will be announced in front of an expected 900 guests at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in about one hour. 

Queensland's Gold Award winners will gain automatic entry into the Australian Tourism Awards to be announced in Melbourne on February 5, 2016.

For more information visit www.queenslandtourismawards.com.au and follow the latest news and announcements on social media using the Awards hashtag #QTA15.


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