Exciting news! Bendigo and Heathcote have been shortlisted in finalist categories in the Top Tourism Town Awards.
Bendigo has been shortlisted in the ‘regional town’ category and Heathcote has been shortlisted in the ‘small regional town’ category, so now it’s time to get voting.
Acting Manager Tourism and Major Events Jemma Docherty said it was great news for the Greater Bendigo region to be represented twice in the competition.
“This is the first year the awards have been run and we are excited to be recognised not once but twice as a place that delivers amazing visitor experiences,” Ms Docherty said.
“We have a really passionate tourism industry, including attractions, accommodation and hospitality providers that are proud to offer something for people of all ages and interests.
“To be named the top regional or small regional town, we need our community to vote. It’s easy to do, visit https://www.vtic.com.au/toptourismtown/, click ‘vote now’, select Bendigo and Heathcote, and you can pop your details in to win a prize. Ask your friends and family to do the same.
“After the year that was, this campaign, driven by the Victorian Tourism Industry Council, is a welcome initiative to remind Victorians of the many great places to visit and things to do in the state. We can stay local, spend local and help our local tourism industry bounce back by supporting each other.
“So vote 1 Bendigo and Heathcote today!
“Bendigo is also delighted to host the evening awards ceremony in July and around 100-150 people from across Victoria are expected to attend the evening event so that’s a welcome boost for our business community and local economy.”
Vote for the Top Tourism Awards before May 27 to go into the draw to win a Melbourne getaway for two that includes a stay at a luxury hotel and an afternoon tea.