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2016 Nominations have now CLOSED  


A message from the 2016 Chair of Judges: Pierre Benckendorff 
Listen to what Pierre has to say about useful hints and tips to assist with writing your submission.

Are you a first-time entrant? 
If you missed the chance to attend our webinars for first-time entrants hosted by a former Queensland and Australian Tourism Awards Judge, Mike Mahoney - then click here to view the recording. 


Why should you enter the Queensland Tourism Awards? 

Listen to what past entrants have to say in the video below. Click here for more testimonials. 

Minor updates to some categories in 2016

Following a review of the Tourism Awards program at a national level, minor changes have been made to categories and criteria, which will be implemented through the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards. It is important that entrants (particularly those that have entered previously), take note of all changes/updates. 

Do not refer to criteria specifications and eligibility descriptors from the 2015 (or earlier) Queensland Tourism Awards as they no longer apply.  To view the changes please click here.


From 2016, all Queensland Tourism Awards entrants are required to be certified or accredited in order to be eligible for entry into the Awards program. This accreditation or certification will be in addition to the legal requirements necessary for operation of your business (e.g. registrations for vehicles and equipment, licence requirements for employees).

The following accreditation programs are accepted by the Queensland Tourism Awards:

Businesses that are part of the following groups are automatically eligible to enter the Awards program:

  • YHA Australia
  • Accor Hotels
  • BIG 4 Holiday Parks
  • Luxury Lodges of Australia
  • InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

For further information or support please refer to our Information Pack or contact QTIC on (07) 3236 1445 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2015 Queensland Tourism Awards

Queensland’s $23 billion tourism industry has paid tribute to its dedicated individuals and successful businesses at the 2015 Queensland Tourism Awards Gala Ceremony on Friday 13  November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) and presented by Queensland Airports Limited in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland, a total of 156 nominations were received from entrants throughout Queensland.

A total of 81 awards including 27 Gold, 25 Silver, 22 Bronze and two individual awards across 30 categories were presented at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre tonight where 900 guests gathered to celebrate Queensland’s tourism achievements. 


Hall of Fame inductees include Brisbane’s Ipswich Visitor Information Centre (Visitor Information Services), North Queensland’s Cairns Convention Centre (Business Event Venues), Cairns Central YHA (Backpacker Accommodation), Sunshine Coast’s Noosa Boathouse (Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services) and RACV Noosa Resort (Deluxe Accommodation); having all won Gold in their selected categories for three consecutive years.

Individual Queensland Tourism Awards were presented to Stephen Gregg, former Chair of Tourism and Events Queensland and QTIC (The Marie Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual) and Bindi Irwin from Australia Zoo (Young Achievers Award).

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