Tasmanian Tourism Awards Success

Tourism Awards win 

In exciting news, the revamped Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has been honoured in three categories at the 2013 Tasmanian Tourism Awards, held last Friday in Hobart.

The museum won gold in the Indigenous Tourism category, and was also recognised with silver in the Major Tourist Attraction category and bronze in the New Tourism Development category.

TMAG Director Bill Bleathman said accepting the Indigenous Tourism award on stage at the award ceremony was a very proud moment. 

“The award is recognition of all the hard work done by staff and volunteers across TMAG,” Mr Bleathman said.

“It was also particularly pleasing that a number of our Tasmanian Aboriginal Advisory Council members were present for the award announcement.”

The 2013 Tasmanian Tourism Award winners were selected by a panel of judges with experience in the Tasmanian tourism and related industries. 

A field of 96 finalists across 25 categories were in the running for the awards, which were open to all tourism businesses and individuals operating in Tasmania.

As the winner of the Indigenous Tourism award, TMAG now goes on to represent Tasmania at the Australian Tourism Awards, which will be held in Sydney in February 2014.

For more information about the awards and to see a full list of all winners, visit the Tourism Industry Council website: www.tict.com.au/awards.

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TMAG Director Bill Bleathman and Indigenous Cultures curator Tony Brown celebrate the Indigenous Tourism award win.