For the third straight year, Tourism Queensland has received the award for Best National Tourist office in Australia.
These awards are presented jointly by the Australia Federation of Travel Agents and the National Travel Industry Awards. These awards are given after consulting travel agents and industry suppliers, who then nominate the tourist offices, who are giving the best services across the country.
Since, Tourism Queensland has won this award for the third straight time; they have also been inducted into the National Travel Industry Awards Hall of Fame.
The efforts of Tourism Queensland also received a lot of praise from the Tourism Minister Peter Lawlor, who felt that they had done a great job and he was also very impressed with Tourism Queensland.
It also managed to receive more than 3000 votes and this is seen as an acknowledgement from the whole industry about its great level of tourism services.
More than 17 million international and domestic tourists visit Queensland every year. They spend more than $15.6 billion in Queensland every year. It is claimed that the staff works hard to promote Queensland at the domestic as well as international level.
It also conducted a highly successful year as it also launched the Best Job in the World campaign. It attracted more than 8.6 million people to their website for a position of caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef with a salary of $150,000 for six months. The position eventually went to Ben Southall from Britain.