Summary of the Awards

NSW Tourism Awards 2013 LogoThe NSW Tourism Awards are presented by Tourism Industry Council NSW (TICNSW) and proudly supported by Destination NSW. Now in their 24th year, the Awards celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success throughout the year.

The Awards are a submission and inspection-based program and provide the opportunity to publicly recognise and showcase the State’s finest tourism operators. The Awards have 31 categories across the industry spectrum – attractions, festivals and events, ecotourism, tour and transport operators, marketing and accommodation and outstanding contribution from individuals.

Entry to the 2013 NSW Tourism Awards is open to all
New South Wales tourism operators.

The NSW Tourism Awards aim to:

  • Encourage and celebrate creativity, professionalism and innovation
  • Provide a benchmark for best practice within the tourism industry
  • Promote business planning amongst New South Wales tourism operators
  • Encourage the continual raising of standards
  • Publicly recognise and reward excellence
  • Reinforce the value of the tourism industry
  • Reinforce consumer confidence in the tourism industry
  • Promote an annual platform of celebration for the industry and offer networking opportunities for operators, supporters and sponsors alike
  • Provide the opportunity for successful entrants to progress to the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

Key Dates

Monday 25th March 2013 – NSW Tourism Awards 2013 Launch

Friday 2nd August 2013 – Close of Nominations for the NSW Tourism Awards 2013

Monday 2nd September 2013 – Submissions due for the NSW Tourism Awards 2013

Tuesday 8th October 2013 – NSW Tourism Awards 2013 finalists announced

Thursday 28th November 2013 – NSW Tourism Awards 2013 Dinner & Ceremony at Randwick Racecourse

February 2014 - 2013 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards (Sydney)


Categories

The Awards have 31 categories across the industry spectrum – attractions, festivals and events, ecotourism, tour and transport operators, marketing and accommodation and outstanding contribution from individuals.

Click on the relevant link to download a copy of the questions for each individual category:

1. Major Tourist Attractions

2. Tourist Attractions

3. Major Festivals and Events

4. Festivals and Events

5. Ecotourism

6. Heritage and Cultural Tourism

7. Indigenous Tourism

8. Specialised Tourism Services

9. Visitor Information and Services – The Rod Murdoch Award

10. Business Tourism

11. Major Tour and/or Transport Operators

12. Tour and/or Transport Operators

13. Adventure Tourism

14. Destination Marketing

15. Tourism Education and Training

16. Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

17. Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Accommodation 

25. New Tourism Development

26. Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism

27. Local Government Award for Tourism

28. Health and Well-being Tourism 

29. Young Achiever in Tourism

30. Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to Local Tourism 

31. Outstanding Contribution by an Indiviual to NSW