Chance for outback tourism

The Mount Isa Rodeo was one of the big winners in last year's tourism awards. Photo: Derek Barry
The Mount Isa Rodeo was one of the big winners in last year's tourism awards. Photo: Derek Barry

Following the success of the North West in 2016, Outback businesses are being urged to put their hats in the ring for the hotly-anticipated 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards, hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council.

Last year events like the Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo and Winton’s Australian Age of Dinosaurs won awards with the rodeo going on to win at the national awards.

QTIC Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind said the 33rd annual Queensland Tourism Awards were set to be better than ever.

“Outback tourism operators continue to make a huge contribution to the industry in the State, and it was fantastic to see Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo taking home a Gold at the 2016 Queensland awards and going on to win Gold at the national awards,” he said.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing more entrants from the Outback.”