Winners of second annual Queensland Tourism Industry Council announced

Posted by on 26 September 2014 | Comments

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Congratulations to Riverlife and Fitzroy Island Turtle Education Center, who have recently received the Innovation in Tourism award from the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC).

The Innovation in Tourism award is designed for micro to medium sized tourism enterprises in Queensland, based on their developments and adaptation of innovative products, services and processes.

Brisbane-based adventure tourism company and Nature Tourism certified operator, Riverlife, were awarded first prize for establishing P&O Edge, the world’s largest adventure park at sea in partnership with P&O Cruises, and developing new tourism products for cruise passengers visiting Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island.

Courtesy of the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Riverlife will receive $30,000 worth of business support and other prizes, including Stages 1 and 2 of the Velocis program delivered by the Australian Institute for Commercialisation.

Judges also awarded Fitzroy Island Turtle Education Center (operated by Advanced Ecotourism certified Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre) as runner up, for introducing an interpretive tourism product that engages visitors and harnesses funding to support turtle rehabilitation and conservation research. 

To read full media release, click here.

(Photo: Ian Walker MP, John Sharpe (Riverlife) and Jann Stuckey MP - Riverlife winner of the 2014 QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism)

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