The Adventure Tourism Awards

Adventure Queensland (AQ), the peak backpacking and independent travel industry body for Queensland is excited to announce the return of the Adventure Tourism Awards and Youth Tourism Conference that will take place on the Gold Coast on Thursday 14 November 2019.

Following the success of last year’s outstanding conference and awards night, AQ are continuing to focus on curating an industry led awards program and showcasing some of Australia and New Zealand’s tourism operators.

Along with supporters and sponsors of the youth tourism sector, AQ’s goal is to highlight the importance of formally recognising outstanding tourism experiences, people and places within this dynamic industry.

The 2019 awards night will take place in the new Glasshouse event space at the Island Gold Coast. A versatile and picturesque venue situated on the ground level overlooking Bruce Bishop Park, the Glasshouse will be the perfect space for hosting a spectacular 2019 Adventure Tourism Awards.

where will the 'glassies' be held in 2019?

  • Location: The Island Gold Coast – 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise.
  • Venue: The Glasshouse
  • Date: Thursday 14 November, 2019
  • Time: 7:00pm – 11:30pm
  • Dress Code: Black Tie
  • After-party: Dukes Parlour

Raymond Atchison, Stray New Zealand

This is hands down one of the biggest events in the Adventure Tourism Industry’s calendars. No other event celebrates New Zealand and Australia as an entirety like this.

It’s fantastic to see everyone strive to be the best in their given areas. Together we build an amazing industry and events like this give us the platform to show off all of our hard work (and they’re bloody good fun too!)

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