AFTER a difficult couple of years, East Coast tourism businesses have come together to celebrate their successes.
The East Coast Tourism awards were held in late October at the Spring Bay Mill, with various winners across a number of categories, including the Bicheno Lions Club’s ‘Rockpool’ taking out event-of-the-year and Oyster Bay Tours winning gold in the visitor experience category.
Labor Leader and Lyons MP Rebecca White attended the awards and said it was a magnificent night.
“It has been a tough couple of years for the tourism industry and it was so nice for everyone to come together for some fun and to talk about the success stories of the past year,” Ms White said.
“Chair of the East Coast RTO, Jen Fry and her board, along with CEO Rhonda Taylor and the team put on a great event.”
Ms White congratulated everyone involved after a difficult two years.
“With border restrictions changing a number of times over the past year it has been an incredibly difficult time for East Coast tourism businesses,’’ Ms White said.
“The set December 15 border reopening will provide welcome certainty for these businesses, who can now prepare for what is sure to be a busy summer season.”