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Nominations are open for the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards!

Queensland tourism businesses, events and Regional Tourism Organisations are invited to nominate for the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards (QTA), proudly presented by Queensland Airports Limited in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland.

Nominations are required to be submitted by Wednesday 1 June 2016.

All nominations must be lodged via the online E-Awards portal by Wednesday 1 June 2016. Written award submissions, due on Monday 15 August 2016, will not be accepted unless you previously entered your nomination on or before the deadline (Wednesday 1 June 2016). Please note: QTIC members receive a discount on entry fees.


Why enter the 2016 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 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards for Gold Winners in categories 1 to 26

  • The Gala Awards ceremony on Friday 11 November 2016 will be the biggest industry party of the year!

Don't just take our word for it! Watch a short video to hear directly from past winners about the benefits of participating (and winning!) in the Queensland Tourism Awards.


Minor updates to some categories in 2016

Following a review of the Awards program at a national level, some minor changes have been made to categories and criteria in the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards. It is important that entrants in the 2016 Awards program (particularly those that have entered previously), take note of all changes and updates. DO NOT refer to criteria specifications and eligibility descriptors from the 2015 (or earlier) Queensland Tourism Awards as they no longer apply. If your submission refers to criteria from 2015 or earlier years, your submission will lose points when the entry is assessed by judges.

GUIDELINES: Read more about the 2016 criterion and category changes

CATEGORIES: View the categories of the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards

Entrants in 2016 must be accredited or certified*

In 2016, Queensland Tourism Awards entrants are required to be certified or accredited in order to be eligible for entry into the Queensland Tourism Awards program. This accreditation or certification will be in addition to the legal requirements necessary for operation of your business (e.g. registrations for vehicles and equipment, licence requirements for employees).
*All entrants in the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards will be impacted by this change, with the exception of entrants in the following categories:


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Andrew Constance Minister for Transport and Infrastructure welcomed the award saying the ICC was a jewel in the NSW Government’s infrastructure crown.

“I am extremely proud that this Government has delivered a world class transformation to the Darling Harbour precinct with the stunning International Convention Centre at its heart,” Mr Constance said.

ICC Sydney cements Sydney as a premium choice on the world stage for major events that this nation has never before had the facilities to host.

“The NSW Government remains focused on the delivery of infrastructure that transforms our state and has a positive impact on our economy. The ICC certainly delivers on this.”

The $1.5 billion ICC Sydney was recognised for its design excellence, construction timeline and outstanding financial performance as well as delivering the nation a new and emblematic piece of business events and tourism infrastructure.

The convention centre officially opened in December 2016 and has already hosted over 170 major events including the Fast 4 Tennis Showdown and performances by Keith Urban and Nick Cave. The convention centre is also generating significant international interest with 115 global events confirmed for Sydney over the next few years.

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