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Mornington Peninsula Celebrates its Tourism Award Winners

Tuesday, 29 November 2016/Categories: News

Mornington Peninsula tourism operators showcased the very high quality and diversity of their visitor experiences when ten businesses enjoyed spectacular success in the 2016 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards on Thursday 24 November. 

The event recognises not only the efforts of individual operators but also the collaborative efforts of the Victorian tourism industry celebrating the achievements of those who strive for tourism excellence.

"Our region has been an active supporter of the awards for a number of years. It is terrific to see the industry embrace the spirit of co-operative competition and come together to celebrate the best Victoria has to offer." said Tracey Cooper, Chairman, Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board.

"As our industry continues to evolve it is pleasing to see new businesses and first time entrants participate. These awards play a critical role in Mornington Peninsula's growth as a tourism destination. It is terrific to see the region represented in such a positive and prolific way," concluded Ms Cooper 

The Mornington Peninsula industry winners and finalists for 2016 are:

GOLD
Peninsula Hot Springs - Eco Tourism
Harmony Bed & Breakfast - Hosted Accommodation
Lakeside Villas at Crittenden - Self Contained Accommodation
The Wellness Manor - New Tourism Business
Green Olive at Red Hill won an awards hat trick, taking out the Excellence in Food Tourism Award for the third consecutive year. To honour this outstanding achievement they now enter the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame.

SILVER
Moonlit Sanctuary - Tourist Attractions
Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism - Destination Marketing

BRONZE
Crittenden Estate - Tourism Wineries, Distilleries, Breweries

FINALIST
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery - Cultural Tourism
Bay Fish N Trips - Tour & Transport Operators

Our Gold Award winners will represent Victoria at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards which will be held in Darwin in February 2017.

Winners and Finalists of the Victorian Tourism Awards are determined by achieving a score of 75% or above. The winner is the highest scoring entrant in each category.
Hall of Fame is awarded to an entrant that has won the same category over 3 consecutive years.

RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Winners List