About the Awards

The annual Canberra Region Tourism Awards provide an opportunity to showcase the best of our region’s tourism operators as well as promote, encourage and reward tourism excellence. The awards are open to all tourism businesses and suppliers to the tourism industry and serve to demonstrate the value of tourism to Canberra and the region.

Why should I enter?

Because, the Canberra Region Tourism Awards:

  • Encourage and celebrate excellence, quality, professionalism and innovation
  • Provide a benchmark for best practice
  • Encourage continuous improvement
  • Publicly recognise tourism excellence
  • Assist as an excellent business planning tool
  • Analyse the effectiveness of your marketing activities
  • Reviews goals and records achievements
  • Provides a networking opportunity with other entrants, sponsors and the broader tourism industry

Benefits of winning an award

  • All winners in categories 1–25 will represent the ACT and region as finalists at the 2016 Australian Tourism Awards, to be presented in early 2017
  • Provides recognition at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards presentation event
  • Provides recognition from your local tourism industry and the industry at large
  • Provides a competitive advantage through consumer recognition of an outstanding business
  • Assists as an excellent staff development tool
  • Allows use of the Canberra Region Tourism Award winner’s logo

Marketing opportunities for winners:

  • Featured in the winners’ advertisement published in The Canberra Times following the event
  • Featured through VisitCanberra’s social media channels
  • Featured on the visitcanberra.com.au website
  • Featured on VisitCanberra’s industry link blog
  • Featured on the Canberra Region Tourism Awards Facebook page and through the Awards Twitter feed
  • Listed on the canberratourismawards.com.au website and news feed
  • Opportunity to participate in an awards feature in the Canberra Sunday Times
  • Recognition in marketing material in the lead up to, and following, the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, including through the australiantourismawards.com.au website and social media channels
  • Use of 2016 Australian Tourism Awards ‘Finalist’ logo (for categories 1-25)