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Source: Regional Tourism Awards

Regional Tourism Awards

Regional Tourism Awards

Source: Regional Tourism Awards

The Murray Region saw success at the weekend

The Murray region's tourism industry has celebrated an impressive weekend at the Regional Tourism Awards in Dubbo on Saturday.

Fourteen businesses from the region were named as finalists, with 11 of those going on to receive an award, with seven receiving gold and four receiving silver in their respective categories.

Rich River Golf Club was inducted into the Hall of Fame after winning gold in the Tourist Attractions category for three consecutive years - 2015, 2016 and 2018 (no awards were held in 2017).

Club President Peter Broek said the quality of their events and facilities helped their success in previous years.

"We bring close to 100,000 visitors into our region on an annual basis," he said.

"If you're going to measure effective tourism, it's how effective you are in bringing people to town."

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Mr Broek said the whole team benefited from the accolade.

"From an internal point of view, it boosts staff morale," he said.

"From an external point of view, it helps us in our marketing to be able to say that we've been very successful."

Murray Regional Tourism Chair Wendy Greiner said the region performed exceptionally well this year.

"[It's a] testament to the outstanding quality and huge variety of tourism product and experiences available to visitors," she said.

"These results are a further boost of recognition for our extremely successful region and acknowledge the expertise and effort that goes into supporting the industry to ensure it strives for excellence."

The 15 winners and finalists from their respective categories are:

Business Category Awarded
Rich River Golf Club Tourist Attractions Hall of Fame
Catcus Country - Strathmerton Tourist Attractions Gold
Cadell on the Murray Motel Resort - Moama Standard Accommodation Gold
Deni Ute Muster - Deniliquin Festivals and Events Gold
DC on the Lake Pty Ltd - Mulwala Caravan and Holiday Parks Gold
Mantra Hotel - Albury Deluxe Accommodation Gold
Murray Offroad Adventures Tour and/or Transport Operators Gold
The River Deck - Albury Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services Gold
All Seasons Houseboats - Mildura Unique Accommodation Silver
Corowa Distlling Co - Corowa Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries Silver
Great Aussie Holiday Park - Bowna Caravan and Holiday Parks Silver
Rich Glen Olive Estate - Yarrawonga Excellence in Food Tourism Silver
Albury Visitor Information Centre - Albury Visitor Information Services Finalist
Crown Hotel Wentworth - Wentworth Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services Finalist
Fossey's Gin - Mildura Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries Finalist

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