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Call for nominations for the 2023 North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards



Townsville Enterprise is calling for nominations for the 2023 North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards.

Townsville Enterprise Director of Visitor Economy and Marketing, Lisa Woolfe said the North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards provides an opportunity to recognise the outstanding local businesses and the people behind the industry.


“The North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards will recognise those operators who deliver on our brand promise to surprise and delight our visitors and to celebrate a year that has seen strong growth, both in terms of marketing awareness but also reaching a historic $1 billion in visitor spend,” Mrs Woolfe said.

“This year, we have added additional categories including outstanding contribution by a volunteer, and excellence awards for accessible and sustainable tourism.

“Anyone can nominate their favourite tourism business, individual, volunteer or event in the region.

“As we have done since 2021, we will be asking the public to help decide who the best tourism and events experiences of the region are with People’s Choice voting opening 5 September.

“The Awards Night itself will pay tribute to the destination’s new tourism brand Up for Unexpected launched in February this year. Attendees can expect a night of the unexpected, guaranteed to surprise and delight – just as our region and our operators do for our visitors every day.”


Simon George and Sons have confirmed Silver Sponsorship of this year’s event.

Simon George and Sons General Manager, Larry Griffin said the company was proud to support this important industry.

“This is the fifth year we have supported the North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards and we are proud to align our brand with this signature event that recognises the importance of this industry, the operators, and the individuals behind it.


The North Queensland Tourism and Events Awards will be held on Friday 10 November at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.




2023 People’s Choice Award Categories

  1. Major Event

  2. Destination Event

  3. Business and Conferencing Venue

  4. New Tourism Business or Experience

  5. Accommodation

    1. Hotels

    2. Motels

    3. Caravan & Holiday Parks

  6. Dining

    1. Restaurants

    2. Cafes & Casual Dining

  7. Bars, Breweries and Distilleries

  8. Tours, Attractions and Experiences

  9. Transport and Hire Services

Individual Awards

  • Richard Power Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual

  • Young Achiever Award

  • Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer

Excellence Awards

  • Excellence in Accessible Tourism

  • Excellence in Sustainability


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