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Adventure Tourism Awards & Conference

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Following the success of last year’s outstanding conference and awards night, we are excited to announce the return of the Adventure Tourism Awards and Youth Tourism Conference.

The 2019 events will take place on the Gold Coast on Thursday 14 November 2019.

The Adventure Tourism Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of tourism businesses that service the backpacker, youth and adventure travel sector across Australia and New Zealand.

Nominations for the 2019 Adventure Tourism Awards are now closed.

Voting opens: Monday 19th August midday.


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Youth Tourism Conference

  • Location: The Island Boutique Hotel – 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise.
  • Function Room: The Ocean View Room
  • Dress Code: Business Casual

Adventure Tourism Awards

  • Location: The Island Boutique Hotel – 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise.
  • Function Room: The Glass House
  • Dress Code: Black Tie
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A limited number of sponsorship places are available for the conference and awards night. Discover how your business can benefit on becoming a sponsor and submit your sponsor interest here.

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The awards are an incredible way to connect with businesses in the youth travel industry.

Great to have a fair system to reward those who work so hard to put their business on the map for adventure travellers in the Australia and New Zealand Tourism Industry.

Lisanna Weston / 2018 Attendee

It’s important that our industry comes together, as one voice, to not only celebrate our successes but to also
collaborate on topics that impact our sector.
I feel this is best done by our industry and that is why we are so excited to facilitate an awards program and conference that is put together by the industry for the industry!

David Cox / AQ President

After such a successful inaugural event last year, BOA NSW is
again looking forward to collaborating with AQ in bringing the industry together to celebrate our amazing
achievements. I love attending these events with all the familiar faces but most importantly to see
businesses being rewarded for all their hard work.

Sarah Flynn / President BOA
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