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Champions of Tourism 2023

That's a Wrap! Champs 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined the VNT team for Champions of Tourism 2023 at the stunning Glendale Estate in the Tamar Valley.

Northern Tasmania turned on a lovely Spring evening, as the sun went down the well-stoked fire pit was the place to meet and warm your hands. Local producers, Turner Stillhouse, Adams Distillery, Hazelbrae Hazelnuts and Fork It Farm showcased their products and provided tastings during the evening, a grazing platter featuring locally sourced produce paired nicely with Glendale Wines and beer from DuCane Brewing. The vibe was relaxed and as always when the tourism industry comes together the venue filled with lively chatter, warmth, genuine comradery and a steady flow of ideas and inspiration.

Well done to everyone who was nominated as a Champion of Tourism and congratulations to the 2023 Winners! The calibre of nominees made choosing the winner for each category incredibly difficult. The judging panel successfully navigated the challenge and here are the winners for each category:

  • Event Extraordinaire - Madi Biggelaar, Launceston Central
  • Local Leader - Claudia Vinson, Tamar Valley Wine
  • Service Wizard - Natalie Waters, Delamere Vineyard
  • Standout Food Ambassador - Johnny McCoy, Pachinko
  • Agritourism Guru - Elizabeth Mahnken
  • Sustainable Legend - Kimberley Eaton

Champions of Tourism 2023 was made possible by the generosity of our sponsors; TICT, THA, Events Tasmania, Agritourism Tasmania, DuCane Brewing and, Launceston Central.

Visit Northern Tasmania are proud to be supporting our incredible tourism industry in Northern Tasmania and wish everyone success for the upcoming Summer season and beyond.

Champions of Tourism Hall of Fame 2013 to 2023 - 10 years celebrating our tourism industry in Northern Tasmania!
Here's a few snaps from the evening

A photographer was capturing the event throughout the evening and there are plenty of great photos on file. If you are looking for a particular photo and it isn't displayed here, get in touch with Renee Hardwicke and we can check through the images and send it to you: renee@visitnorthtas.org.au

Thank you to all of our Champions of Tourism sponsors:
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