The North Coast Tourism Awards aim to recognise and promote excellence in tourism.
The Awards support improved business planning, development and internal analysis of tourism businesses as well as celebrate the creativity, professionalism and innovation of the regionís tourism industry.
Northern Rivers scooped up 4 awards at the awards night in Port Macquarie:
In Major Festivals and Events Gold went to Byron Blues Festival. In Tourism and Education Gold went to Teach Wollongbar TAFE.
For Ecotourism Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks took out gold for their commitment to offer a real nature based experience that is fun, safe, educational and raises awareness to the value of the environment and how all of us can help protect it for future generations to enjoy.
A special award for individual contribution to regional/local tourism was presented to Cameron Arnold for his work founding and setting up regional tourism organisation Destination Byron.