Grampians shine at an­nual awards

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Grampians busi­nesses and at­trac­tions have again per­formed strongly at RACV Vic­to­rian Tourism Awards.

Reg­u­lar top per­former, Dunkeld’s Royal Mail Ho­tel, led the way for the Grampians, win­ning two gold medals.

Other Grampians en­ter­prises also en­joyed wins at Mel­boune’s Crown Casino, with Golton in the Gap, Au­topia Tours, Auswalk and Parks Vic­to­ria also claim­ing gold.

Grampians Pi­o­neer Cot­tages and Bun­yip Tours won silver and Hem­ley House and Grampians Grape Es­cape ZHUH ¿QDOLVWV

The awards rep­re­sent one of the big­gest an­nual cel­e­bra­tions in Vic­to­rian tourism.

Grampians Tourism chief ex­ec­u­tive Marc Slee­man said the re­gion had brought home ‘a bag of gold’.

“As strong sup­port­ers of the awards, the Grampians Tourism team was SURXG WR VHH VXFK D ULFK ¿HOG RI HQ trants from the Grampians re­gion,” he said.

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“It was a fan­tas­tic night cel­e­brat­ing our state’s tourism ex­cel­lence, in­no­va­tion, pro­fes­sion­al­ism and col­lab­o­ra­tion and our part­ners did us proud.

“The Grampians tourism in­dus­try con­tin­ues to grow and de­velop and th­ese an­nual awards are crit­i­cal in the Grampians’ evo­lu­tion as an iconic tourism des­ti­na­tion.”

Grampians Tourism in­dus­try tourLVP DZDUGV HQWUDQWV ¿QDOLVWV DQG ZLQ ners were: Gold: Royal Mail Ho­tel, deluxe ac­com­mo­da­tion and tourism, restau­rants and cater­ing ser­vices; Golton in the Gap, self con­tained ac­com­mo­da­tion; Au­topia Tours, tour and trans­port op­er­a­tors; Auswalk, ad­ven­ture tourism; Parks Vic­to­ria, spe­cialised tourism ser­vices, out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion by vol­un­teers. Silver: Grampians Pi­o­neer Cot­tages, unique ac­com­mo­da­tion; Bun­yip Tours, ma­jor tour and trans­port op­er­a­tors. Fi­nal­ists: Hem­ley House, self con­tained ac­com­mo­da­tion; Grampians Grape Es­cape, fes­ti­vals and events. En­trant: Eerie Tours.

GOLD: Parks Vic­to­ria col­lected two awards at RACV Vic­to­rian Tourism Awards.

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