Hunter Arts Network is a 2014 QantasLink Hunter and Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism Finalist!

We are thrilled to be FINALISTS! Hunter Arts Network is a 2014 QantasLink Hunter and Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism Finalist!

Visitor Economy Hunter and Central Coast Tourism announced last week that Hunter Arts Network (HAN) is one the finalists in the QantasLink 2014 Hunter and Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism.

This year is HAN’s first submission for the awards & they are very pleased that they have been selected as a Finalist in the Festivals & Events category.

HAN’s submission is for Art Bazaar, which is in it’s 12th year, & is now held three times every year. Art Bazaar maintains a high standard of local work on offer, attracts a lot of visitors to the region, has developed a presence on the art and cultural event calendar of the Hunter and NSW & has increased awareness of the Hunter’s diverse artistic culture. HAN’s next Art Bazaar is being held next month at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on Sunday 31 August 2014.

45 individual tourism operators across 21 categories, including the prestigious individual awards for Young Achiever and Outstanding Contribution to Local Tourism, have progressed to become a Finalist in this year’s awards.

According to Roger Stephan, the Director of Visitor Economy Hunter, the Hunter and Central Coast Tourism Awards are a tremendous opportunity to recognise the high standard, diversity and contribution of the tourism industry in our regions. He said, “The quality of submissions this year was outstanding and gaining finalist status in itself is a great achievement. The lucky winners of each category will automatically be entered into the State Tourism Awards and will be amongst a small group of truly outstanding tourism businesses and operators deserving of State-wide and national profile.”

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 6 August at Wests New Lambton. The Gala Dinner is a spectacular black tie evening for the 300 or more Hunter and Central Coast tourism operators who will celebrate the ‘tourism’ industry and indulge in local food, wine and entertainment.





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