Tourism operators and small businesses who help make Victoria one of the best places in the world to visit have been recognised at the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.
Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren congratulated the Victorian businesses who took out awards at the celebrations.
Tourism is Victoria’s bread and butter – there is always something to see and do across all corners of our state.
Visitors from right around the globe continue to flock here and spend their valuable tourism dollars, keeping local cafes, bars and hotels busy.
Victoria’s tourism industry is now worth over $23 billion to our economy and creates around 210,000 local jobs.
This success would not be possible without those at the coal face who make our tourism offerings second to none.
Sovereign Hill once again struck gold, taking home first prize for the best major tourism attraction for the Goldfields region.
Despite only opening its doors late in 2016, Arthurs Seat Eagle won best new tourism business for its gondola lift, which showcases the best that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer.
The Government continues to back our local tourism operators and those outside our borders who want to do business in Victoria.
The Government recently launched a major new tourism campaign with Visit Victoria, A Twist At Every Turn, to attract more interstate visitors. This is on the back of the Wander Victoria campaign encouraging Melburnians to holiday in regional Victoria.
This huge new tourism push will bring thousands of extra visitors to our city, suburbs and regions, which will create more business for tourism operators.
Source: Vic Government