Plans to un­mask tourism award win­ners

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

MAS­QUER­ADE will be the theme of this year’s an­nual Whit­sun­day Tourism Awards to be held at the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 19.

Whit­sun­day Mar­ket­ing and De­vel­op­ment (WMDL) part­ner­ship man­ager Greg France said the event would be a cel­e­bra­tion of the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of Whit­sun­day tourism op­er­a­tors.

“The Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club is a bril­liant venue and we are happy to be hold­ing the awards on the main­land this year,” he said.

“The mas­quer­ade theme was just for some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent, to add ex­cite­ment to the event and a bit of mys­tery on the night.”

Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club gen­eral man­ager An­gela Rae was hon­oured to have the chance to pro­vide a venue and host the tourism award win­ners.

“There are not that many op­por­tu­ni­ties to step out­side the norm in the Whit­sun­days so I think the theme will be a great suc­cess and it’s nice to step away from a sit down af­fair,” she said.

The awards cer­e­mony will take place out­side un­der a large mar­quee tent with de­li­cious hot and cold canapés hand de­liv­ered by wait staff.

There will be live en­ter­tain­ment and nu­mer­ous bar ar­eas through­out the venue with beer and wine in­cluded in the ticket price.

Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil mayor Jennifer Whit­ney and coun­cil­lors, lo­cal mem­bers of par­lia­ment, and Queens­land Min­is­ter for Tourism Jann Stuckey have also been in­vited to at­tend the event.

Mr France said the event tra­di­tion­ally at­tracts over 200 guests and tick­ets were sell­ing fast.

Tick­ets cost $130 per ticket and can be pur­chased on­line at www.whit­sun­dayt­ick­ets.com.au.

GREAT EVENT: Toni Ward from Whit­sun­day Jet Ski Tours, Vanessa Moss from I Do Events, Sam Hay­ward from Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club and Jan Clax­ton from Ocean Raft­ing are look­ing for­ward to the mas­quer­ade party for the an­nual Whit­sun­day Tourism Awards at the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club on Oc­to­ber 19.

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