Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Tourism Salutes Its Very Best; Industry Gathers for Awards Night at the End of a Difficult Year

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Tourism Salutes Its Very Best; Industry Gathers for Awards Night at the End of a Difficult Year

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Tracey

Joynson

tracey.joynson@frasercoastchronicle.com.au

AFTER a tough year in the holiday industry, tourism operators have the chance to let their hair down at the Fraser Coast South Burnett Tourism Awards in Hervey Bay tonight.

FCSB Tourism's newly appointed marketing and media manager Danielle Andreuzzi said more than 240 people were expected to attend the sell-out, calypso-themed event at the Bayswater Hotel in Urangan from 6pm to see awards handed out in 29 categories ranging from accommodation and tour operators to information centres and regional attractions.

"It really covers the whole scope of the tourism industry," she said.

FCSB Tourism general manager Damien Massingham said the awards recognised and rewarded operators who excelled in their particular category and simply preparing the entry submission allowed owners and managers to analyse how the business was travelling.

Ms Andreuzzi said it had been a challenging year in the industry for not only the Fraser Coast but also for Queensland and Australia. …

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