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Celebrating 30 years of Tourism Awards 

Reminder that you can still nominate someone for the Individual Category - Outstanding Contribution by an Individual, Young Achiever or Outstanding Contribution by Volunteers.  See details on the hompage.

Judges Site Visits will commence shortly.  They will be conducted between 9 August and 8 September.  A judge will contact you shortly.

VTA Gala tickets now on sale.

2014 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards program

Celebrating 30 years of Tourism Awards

This years RACV Victorian Tourism Awards (VTA) program celebrates 30 years of the tourism awards program.

The 2014 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards (VTA) Gala Ceremony will now be held on Monday 27 October 2014 at MCEC. 

I wish to advise that the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards (VTA) Gala Tickets have now gone on sale.  The details for the VTA Gala are as follows:

Date:                Monday 27 October
Time:               6.00pm onwards
Venue:             Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Cost:                $181.50 (including GST).  There is one price for everyone this year.
Dress Code:  Black Tie  

You can pick your own table/seating at the VTA Gala when you book online, so book early to get the best choice of seating.  The tables are only seating for 10.

We cannot invoice for the tickets they must be purchased by credit card at the time of booking.

If you have any queries relating to the VTA Gala tickets please contact Conference Works on 9870 2611.

Judges Site Visits will be conducted between 9 August and 8 September.  All entrants will be contacted by a Judge shortly to set up a mutually convenient time for the site visit to be conducted.

To Nominate and upload Individual Submissions for this years VTA program, follow the details on the Eawards Portal.  
If you have already nominated, you will need to go into the 'Account Log In' section and put in your email and password, which you completed during nomination.

If you have any problems/queries regarding loading your submission/photos please contact the Eawards Coordinator on 1300 959 555. 

Important Dates
Individual Submissions are due by no later than 25 August at 4.00pm
Site Visits completed between - 9 August and 8 September
VTA Gala - 27 October at MCEC

To view Categories and Questions.

Click here to view Rules of Entry.

RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Preparatory Workshop webinar – Now Available

Did you miss attending an awards workshop? Do you want to double check those all-important tips? Do you just want to relive the workshop experience again?

Our Melbourne workshop is now available to be viewed online.

NEW - Tips from Anthony McIntosh (Chair of Judges)                            

NEW - Awards Talk Live - Tips for Success
As we get to the business end of the submission process, VTIC have ‘gone to the street’ to ask the experts their tips for success. These short videos will highlight key strategies to completing a successful submission. 

NEW - Destination Melbourne have created a variety of video blogs, which include updates from our RACV Victorian Tourism Awards winners.

- Yossi Gallor, General Manager at Space Backpackers the 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Winner of Backpacker Accommodation.  To hear Yossi, click here.

- Kevin Tanner, Director at Melbourne Zoo (Zoos Victoria) the 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Winner of Major Tourist Attractions.  To hear Kevin, click here.

Glenn Watson, Manager - Marketing and Communications Victoria at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf the 2013 Victorian Tourism Awards Winner of Luxury Accommodation.  To hear Glenn, click here.

National and State Judges Feedback 2013

National Judges feedback is now available.

Please use the same username and password that you used at the state level to view your feedback.

Victorian Tourism Awards Judges Feedback now available. 
Go to Account Log In and put in your email and password, the one you created when you nominated for the VTA program last year. You will then see a green box "View Comments" for judges feedback, just click on the button.
If you are unable to remember your details, please contact the Eawards Coordinator on 1300 959 555 and they will be able to assist you.  

Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Gala - congratulations to Victoria's placegetters

Congratulations to Victoria’s tourism operators for being recognised at the 29th Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held in Sydney at Luna Park on Friday 7 February. This year there were three levels of recognition. 

The Winners (Gold) were:
Melbourne Cup Carnival (Major Festivals and Events)
Blue Moon Cottages (Standard Accommodation)
Frankston Visitor Information Centre (Visitor Information and Services)

Melbourne Zoo (Major Tourist Attractions)
Moonraker Dolphin Swims (EcoTourism)
Moonraker Dolphin Swims (Tour and/or Transport Operators)
Leisure Options (Specialised Tourism Services)
Enchanted Adventure Garden (Adventure Tourism)
Stillwater at Crittenden (Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services)
Space Hotel (Backpacker Accommodation)

2012 RACV Energy Breakthrough (Festivals and Events)
Crown College
(Tourism Education and Training)

Full details and a listing of all the placegetters

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala on Monday 11 November, which was held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), a great night was had by all.

Congratulations to our four Hall of Fame inductees:
-  Moonraker Dolphin Swims (EcoTourism)
-  RACV Inverloch Resort (Deluxe Accommodation)
-  Blue Moon Cottages (Standard Accommodation)
-  Central Deborah Gold Mine (Heritage and Cultural Tourism)



To view a list of entrants (by Region) go into the 'Entrants and Results' section, then 2013 Entrants or click here

RACV People's Choice Awards for Guest Satisfaction

Winner: Abalina Cottages (2013 Hall of Fame)

RACV People's Choice Awards for Service

Winner: Killara Holiday Flats

Images - 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala

Images from the 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala are now available. To view and download, click on link below and use password supplied.

Images: 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala
Password: RACV (case sensitive)

Images have been categorised and sorted as follows:

1_Awards_Stage (award winners live on stage)
2_Awards_Set (award winners against media wall)
3_Socials (general people shots)
4_RoomSetDisplay (room & stage looks)
5_StageAction (entertainment & speeches etc)

  • Image files are fully optimised & sized for both web and print media.
  • There are about 549 final 'selects' (i.e.  photographer final selected images)
  • Any image on the gallery can be viewed and downloaded to your desktop or smartphone/tablet
  • On Mac/PC doubleclick an image to bring up the prompts. The download arrow is on the bottom right of the image and looks like this ⤓
  • There is also a sharing icon for Facebook, Google+, Tweet or email  and a resizing icon to small, medium, large, X-large, X2 large, X3 large & original (default) files.

Winners listing on visitvictoria 

RACV Newsletter for RACV Victorian Tourism Award winners

To view, please go here




Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 15:51