Awards . Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards

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Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards

The Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards aims to recognise and promote excellence in tourism.

The Awards support improved business planning, development and internal analysis of tourism businesses as well as celebrate the creativity, professionalism and innovation of the region's tourism industry.

The Awards are a submission and site visit (where applicable) based competition for all tourism businesses and industry suppliers based on the Yorke Peninsula.

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Dates to Remember

27FebruaryYorke Peninsula Tourism Awards Launch
6MarchYorke Peninsula Tourism Awards Workshops - Minlaton and Kadina
3AprilYorke Peninsula Tourism Awards Nominations Due
8May Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards Submissions due
25June Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards Gala Dinner

Regional Award Categories

This category is open to attractions of regional importance which market pimarily to intrastate and / or interstate visitors and significantly contribute to the tourism experience within Yorke Peninsula.  Attractions may be developed in conjunction with a natural attraction or on their own.

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This category is open to festivals or events (including exhibitions) that a) create substantial economic impact within the local community, b) attract visitors from intrastate and/or interstate, c) generate regional media profile, and d) positively promote the destination. They may be one-off or recurring.

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This category aims to recognise tourism operations that foster a greater understanding of history, heritage and/or culture. Entrants should offer visitors an insight into Australia’s history and heritage and its contemporary culture.

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This category recognises excellence in retailing experiences that enhance the tourism experience. This category is open – but not limited to- service providers, souvenir retailers, art galleries and shopping precincts.

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This category is open to Visitor Information Centres, Regional Tourist Organisations and Town Groups to recognise their integrated focus on the provision of services to the visitor e.g. reservation service, information delivery etc.  This category is not designed for specific marketing and promotion campaigns  

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This category is open to fishing charter, tour and/or transport operators. It is not a transport award but does recognise a significant contribution to tourism through the provision of tour guiding services and transport services. Entrants must offer a tourism experience as a significant part of their operation.

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This category is open to all restaurants, hotels, cafes and catering services offering a tourism experience and/or servicing the tourism industry.  It is not a food award but does recognise a significant contribution to tourism through the provision of food and beverage. Entry is open – but not limited to – hotel or stand-alone restaurants, event caterers, pubs and cafes.

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This category is open to all tourist and caravan parks offering a tourism experience. Entry is open – but not limited to – cabin, caravan and/or tenting accommodation providers.

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This category is open – but not limited to – motels, hotels, self-catering, cabins and pub accommodation. The focus of this award is on both the facilities and services that enhance the tourism experience.

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This category is open – but not limited to – apartments, hotels, motels, self-catering and hosted accommodation. The focus of this award is on both the facilities and services that enhance the tourism experience.

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The Harry Dowling Award was created by the South Australian Association of Regional Tourism Organisations in 1983 to recognise excellence in regional tourism.  The Award is in memory of the late Harry Dowling, one of the early pioneers of regional tourism in South Australia.  The former Mayor of Moonta, and local tradesperson from Yorke Peninsula, was dedicated to tourism promotion of the Yorke Peninsula and the State.

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