Boggabri Drovers’ Campfire scoops gong at 2015 NSW Tourism Awards
Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries has congratulated Boggabri Drovers’ Campfire on taking out the Festivals and Events category at the 2015 NSW Tourism Awards, which were held in Sydney at Dockside Pavilion on Thursday night.
Mr Humphries said the NSW Tourism Awards represent the hard work and diversity that is delivered by one of the country’s most important industries.
“The Drovers’ Campfire has gone from strength to strength and it is wonderful to see the event recognised for the truly unique bush festival that it is.
“Our region has so much to offer domestic and international visitors and I am delighted that our wonderful tourism products were recognised at this year’s NSW Tourism Awards.
“This is a true testament to the quality experiences that the Drovers’ Campfire offers tourists who are continuously drawn back to the area year after year,” he said.
Mr Humphries was pleased to see a further award go to Tri State Safaris based in Broken Hill.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said it was an honour to be at this year’s NSW Tourism Awards and congratulated the individuals and businesses on their outstanding accomplishments over the last year.
“In the year ended June 2015, the tourism industry contributed a massive $23.6 billion in international and domestic overnight visitor expenditure to the NSW economy.
“These phenomenal figures demonstrate the significance of recognising the thousands of individuals who have worked tirelessly to ensure that NSW remains the number one tourism destination state,” he said.
The 2015 NSW Tourism Awards are made up of 29 categories including a range of tourism areas such as major tourist attractions, ecotourism, destination marketing, accommodation, tourism education and training.
For a full list of this year’s winners, please visit the NSW Tourism Awards website at: www.nswtourismawards.com.