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2017 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards

Outback Queensland is proud to be celebrating the 2017 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards and to recognise the significant achievements of OQTA members and their businesses. This year, the awards will be held from the 2nd – 4th of Novembe​r ​and hosted by the​​ Cloncurry Shire Council.

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The grand finale is the Gala Awards, this will take us back to the 1920’s. This was a key time in Cloncurry’s history, which is showcased today as part of our unique experiences, as the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and conception of Qantas.

All are welcome to attend the free DTESB ‘Building Your Business’ Workshop and Annual General Meeting held at the Cloncurry Community Precinct.

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2017 Outback Queensland Symposium and Awards schedule:

All are welcome to attend the free DTESB ‘Building Your Business’ Workshop and AGM held at the Cloncurry Community Precinct.

Thursday 2nd November:
2:00pm – 5:00pm: DTESB ‘Building Your Business’ Workshop
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Meet and Greet Function ‘Night at the Museum’

Friday 3rd November:
8:00am – 5:00pm: Symposium workshops
6:00pm – 11:00pm: Networking Function

Saturday 4th November:
9:00am – 10:00: Outback Queensland Annual General Meeting
10:00am – 1:00pm: Outback & TEQ Conversations
1:00pm – onwards: Cloncurry Famils – John Flynn Place & Art Gallery, Kayaking at Chinaman Creek Dam or Outback Racing!
6:00pm – late: Awards Gala Dinner

 

Symposium Speakers

Speaker Organisation Topic
Leanne Coddington TEQ Conversations Introduction
Matt Bron &
Amy Merriweather
TEQ Best of Queensland Experiences Program Overview
Avril Carter TEQ ReviewPro
Alanna Green TripAdvisor TripAdvisor – The importance of online customer reviews
Liz Ward Tourism Tribe Social Media
Brett Kapernick QTIC Accreditation
David Morgans TEQ Operator Case study – Cobbold Gorge Q&A
Peter Homan OQTA RTO Update & Welcome to the Outback
Hannah Statham OQTA Marketing & Media Update
Prue Fargher OQTA Consumer Show Update
Wayne Clift Visit Queensland Online Booking Systems platforms for OQTA VIC’s and operators
Scott Hampson Featurist Online Bookings & Conversion
Kristen Goldup Outback Tickets Why Events are Social Currency
Peter Grigg Central Highlands Regional Council Tourism & Innovation
Sarah Gerand Helloworld Travel Limited Packaging and Promotion to Trade
George Spring AGI Corp Pty Ltd & The Adventurists TBA
Brett Kapernick Queensland Tourism Industry Council How can an RTO work for you?

 

 

Cloncurry famil options:
Famil 1: 
Explore the beginnings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the history of outback aviation, medicine and radio at John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery.
Famil 2: Enjoy a kayak on the picturesque Chinaman Creek Dam, a walk along the local bush tracks and see the array of birdlife in the area.
Famil 3: Let’s go Outback racing!
Famils include shuttle pick up from accommodation at 1:00pm as well as returns.

 

The following packages are available during the event:

Gold Package:
The Gold Package is suitable for those wanting to attend the full three days of the Outback Queensland Tourism Symposium & Awards.

  • Includes: Thursday ‘Night at the Museum’ meet and greet function, Symposium, Friday night networking function, Outback & TEQ Conversations, your choice of Cloncurry famil and Awards Gala ‘Step Back in Time’ dinner.


Silver Package:
The Silver Package is suitable for those wanting to attend the Friday night function and all activities on Saturday the 4th of November.

  • Includes: Symposium, Friday night networking function, Outback & TEQ Conversations, your choice of  Cloncurry famil and Awards Gala ‘Step Back in Time’ dinner.


Bronze Package:
The Bronze Package is suitable for those wanting to attend all activities on Saturday the 4th of November.

  • Includes: Outback & TEQ Conversations, your choice of Cloncurry famil and Awards Gala ‘Step Back in Time’ dinner.


Gala Package: 
The Gala Package includes the Awards Gala Dinner only at Cloncurry Shire Hall.

  • Includes: Three course meal, beverage package and live entertainment.

Friday only: Ticket is for full day Friday Symposium & Friday night networking function on November 3rd.

  • Includes full day symposium featuring “Best of Queensland Experiences” Program, TripAdvisor, ReviewPro, Tourism Tribe and Outback Tickets + MORE. Ticket includes food and beverage package.

 

All packages include a food and a beverage package.

Transport to and from Cloncurry and accommodation is excluded.

Please book accommodation separately. 

 

Purchase your tickets here.

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