Rainbow Beach was nominated for a new QTIC’s Tourism Award that recognise and reward towns with an amazing visitor experience, who collaborate and are committed to?encourage tourism and increased?visitation.
How many other towns with a population of 1100 have driven TV campaigns and even organised their own publication into New Zealand?
Thanks should go to every town representative who has attended camping and travel expos, organised and promoted events and worked tirelessly to put us on the map.
Said Andrew Saunders from Gympie Regional Council: “I believe Rainbow has a great chance and it will be a reward for all of you, for years of product development and work building the destination into one that even Tourism Australia and TEQ recognise as a great tourism town.”
Members from Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism also contributed to the application with council, and agreed that the nomination alone was great publicity.
Our competitors, with a population below 5,000, include Georgetown, Airlie Beach, Richmond, Karumba, Kuranda, Winton, Agnes Water-1770, Yungaburra, Quilpie, Mount Morgan, Longreach, Cunnamulla, Boonah, St George, Ingham, Orchid Beach, Canungra, Montville, Woodford, Eumundi and Thargomindah.
The winner will receive a trophy, recognition and promotion plus a $7,500 Tourism Consultancy and Development Package provided by The Tourism Group, electronic logo, town signage artwork and represent Queensland for Australia’s Top Small Tourism Town.
Winners are determined 30% by an industry panel and a 70% by public vote. We’ll find out in May – good luck, Rainbow!