TAFE wins Whitsunday Tourism Awards
Thursday, 4 November 2010
The Whitsundays night of nights, the 2010 Whitsunday Tourism Awards, was again a hit with a sell out crowd at Daydream Island Resort and Spa.
More than 300 guests wined and dined to celebrate the best of Whitsunday tourism.
The Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE's Cannonvale campus won the prestigious Tourism and Education Category for development and delivery of tourism related training in the Whitsunday region.
Cannonvale Campus Manager, Julia Wheway, who accepted the award on behalf of the Institute, said it was extremely rewarding to win the accolade.
"Our staff feel exceptionally proud to win this award, the hard work has paid off," she said.
"TAFE is looking forward to 2011 as we continue to develop strong working relationships with local industry, including Tourism Whitsundays and Enterprise Whitsundays - the key drivers of tourism and economic growth in the Whitsunday region.
"The Cannonvale campus currently has more than 459 students enrolled in tourism-related training courses including hospitality, horticulture, marine and tourism," Ms Wheway said.
Tourism Whitsundays Chief Executive Officer, Peter O'Reilly, said the Whitsunday Tourism Awards was the region's premier tourism event, established to pay tribute to the enormous contribution made by the region's tourism operators and service providers and to encourage excellence within the industry.
"The awards seek to recognise growth in tourism products and services as well as sustainable economic and social benefits that flow from a booming tourism industry," Mr O'Reilly said.
"The prestige of being recognised by peers and as a Whitsunday Tourism Award winner is regarded highly," he said.