Awards play an integral role in rewarding business excellence, innovation, industry professionalism, collaboration and initiative. Destination Gippsland encourages business across Gippsland to participate in a range of awards including local business awards, the Gippsland Business Awards and the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.

Local Tourism Awards – Each Council area in Gippsland has a range of Awards.
Bass Coast Shire
Baw Baw Shire 
East Gippsland Shire
Wellington Shire
Latrobe City

Gippsland Business Awards

RACV Victorian Tourism Awards
Destination Gippsland can provide businesses with Mentoring assistance during the Awards submission process. To enquire about this service please contact Janine Hayes at Destination Gippsland.

Gippsland Tourism Awards
Creating Smart Connections

The Creating Smart Connection program encourages Gippsland tourism businesses to utilise a range of tools to assist with bookings online. One on one mentoring services have been at the heart of the program encouraging Gippsland tourism businesses to assess how their business is operating online.

Facebook for Businesses

TripAdvisor for Businesses

Instagram for Businesses

Google Maps

Online Booking Channels

Ken Hore Tourism Mentoring Program

The Ken Hore Tourism Mentoring Program is an annual award to support young tourism professionals and new entrants into the Tourism Industry.  The award opens annually in July.

Tourism Tribe

Developed by the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) in partnership with Australian State and Territory Offices, this online training program comprises 64 tutorials and has moved to its new home at has further developed and taken this valuable training tool to a whole new level within an online learning community. Hands-on support from accredited coaches is available to help you make the most of web technology. Work through a series of tutorials that range from an initial assessment of your current online marketing status to more complex issues such as online booking systems in both written and video format. Join the live chat hotline and support forums to discuss issues important to your business.

The Tourism e-kit, support forums and hotlines are available for a small monthly subscription to Tourism Tribe at Right now Destination Gippsland is offering a 12 month free trial to Gippsland based tourism businesses.

Register here
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Gippsland Tourism Town Excellence (GTTE) Project

The Gippsland Tourism Town Excellence (GTTE) Project proposes to assist and encourage towns across Gippsland to actively provide an excellent visitor service experience. This is a pilot project that has the potential to be applied across the State.

We have developed a Tourism Town Improvement Kit which has a variety of resources that can be used by businesses to assess their visitor servicing including some practical and easy tips.

There are a number of ways that you and your business can assist your town to become a Gippsland Tourism Town of Excellence.
For further information contact