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The Whitsundays wins Visitor Information Centre of the Year

Second major accolade within days for Tourism Whitsundays

Hot on the hells of being named Australia’s favourite Queensland destination,  (see AccomNews story on October 5) The Whitsundays has taken home another accolade, winning Visitor Information Centre (VIC) of the Year at the 2022 Queensland Information Centres Association (QICA) Awards in Noosa.

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Tourism Whitsundays CEO, Rick Hamilton said the award in the Regional Tourism Organisation category, was a materialisation of the passion and dedication the team at the Whitsundays Visitor Information Centre give to delivering an exemplary experience to every traveller stopping in or staying in The Whitsundays.

“We’re focussed on promoting The Whitsundays as the best holiday destination in Australia and this goal drives every facet of the business, from our digital marketing through to the experience delivered at the Whitsundays Visitor Information Centre,’ said Mr Hamilton.

Whitsundays Visitor Information Centre Manager, Dea Huvonen (centre) with the QICA award

Whitsundays Visitor Information Centre Manager, Dea Huvonen said the award was fantastic and an excellent boost to the staff and volunteers coming out of one of the busiest periods at the VIC.

‘I couldn’t run the VIC without the incredible volunteers who have worked 325 hours this year and are just as dedicated and passionate as when they first came in.

This award is a credit to everyone involved with the Whitsundays Visitor Information Centre.’
 
The Whitsundays VIC is run by Tourism Whitsundays under the same mission to promote the destination as the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef globally to increase visitation, dispersal, expenditure and length of stay; driving the economic benefit and sustainability of the tourism industry through marketing and industry development.
 
Whitsunday Regional Council funded the build of the VIC where is it now at Whitsunday Gold Coffee Plantation, easily accessible to travellers heading north or south on the Bruce Highway.

The QICA annual VIC conference hosts representatives from Visitor Information Centres across Queensland with a conference program focussed on experiencing the host location and learning from government and tourism industry speakers.

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