Queensland Tourism Awards 2002


The Queensland Tourism Awards were held in Brisbane on 29th November. For the second consecutive year we won a Finalist nomination. The winner of our category was the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Other finalists were Paronella Park (last year's winner), Waltzing Matilda Centre, The LARC and 1770 Environmental Tours. It is a great achievement to receive a finalist nomination given that the competition mostly have a great deal more money invested in their product. To receive back-to-back finalist nominations even exceeded the expectations of our Marketing and Promotions Manager, James Wing. This is our fourteenth tourism award (win, finalist or highly commended) since 1992. Again this year we used the services of a Sunshine Coast based marketing company, Down to Business, to prepare a very innovative award submission which impressed the judges. It is worth noting that there were 40 Sunshine Coast nominees at this year's Queensland Tourism Awards. Of these, there were two winners, nine finalists and one directions award. We extend our thanks to Down to Business and to James and Kathy Wing for all their hard work on the submission.