Accepting the Award
Janet Hewitt (Manager ICC Tourism), Michael Williams (Manager of the VIC) and Victoria Nugent who compiled the submission for ICC.

Held annually, the Queensland Tourism Awards are recognised as the industry’s largest and most prestigious event. They acknowledge and celebrate the tourism operators in Queensland that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and that have made a significant contribution to the State’s tourism industry.

There are 29 different categories. The Ipswich Visitor Information Centre entered in the category of Visitor Information and Services. In 2010, the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre entered the Queensland Tourism awards for the first time and achieved the status of Finalist – not all entrants are finalists in the Awards.

In 2011, the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre was successful in winning the Queensland Tourism Award in the Visitor Information and Services category.

There were three award submissions from Ipswich in the 2011 Queensland Tourism Awards and all three entrants were winners in their respective category.

– Tourist Attractions                            The Workshops Rail Museum
– Heritage & Cultural                           Tourism The Workshops Rail Museum
– Visitor Information & Services           Ipswich Visitor Information Centre

Winners of all business categories in the 2011 Queensland Tourism Awards will now automatically go through to compete in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, being held on Friday, 2 March 2012. Winning a Queensland Tourism Award gives Council’s Ipswich Visitor Information Centre state wide recognition for the ongoing commitment to excellence in providing information and services to both visitors and the tourism industry.

Ipswich were Triple Crown Winners Well done to everyone – “TOURISM IS EVERYONES BUSINESS”

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