Last night saw some terrific recognition of Northern Rivers tourism businesses at the North Coast Tourism Awards 2015.
Tourism being a major economic driver of the region was rightly celebrated in style at the Gala Dinner hosted by the Byron @ Byron.
The awards are organised awarded by the North Coast Destination Network, the peak Regional Tourism Organisation.
Awards within our region included:
Young Achiever in Local Tourism, sponsored by State Forestry Corporation: Amber Kolo, North Coast holiday Parks, Ballina
Tourist Attraction, Silver: Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Tourism Education and Training, sponsored by Rees International Gold: teach@wollongbar TAFE
Unique Accommodation, sponsored by Hello Koalas Gold: Byron Bay Cottages, Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Tourism, sponsored by State Forestry Corporation Gold: Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming
Deluxe Accommodation, sponsored by Trip A Deal Gold: Apartments Inn, Byron Bay
Major Festivals and Events, sponsored by Arts Northern Rivers Gold: Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners, and good luck in the state finals.