Canberras Convention Centre Wins Gong at ACT Tourism Awards

first_imgThe National Convention Centre Canberra’s (NCCC) contribution to the local tourism industry has been recognised with the venue taking out the Meetings and Business Tourism award at the Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards 2010, held at the Parliament House last week.A first time entrant to the annual regional awards, the NCCC was hailed the most successful in maximising the local tourism experience for meetings and business travellers to the ACT in the past 12 months.The Meetings and Business Tourism award was judged on quality of customer experience, staff development, community engagement and financial returns. Accepting the award on behalf of the team, NCCC manager Cindy Young was delighted to see the venue recognised as the frontrunner, especially given the strength of the competition.“We are very proud to receive this coveted award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to providing an authentic local experience to visitors, while they conference, meet or enjoy a concert within the many and varied event spaces the NCCC has to offer,” Cindy said.“Our major refurbishment in 2007 truly propelled our convention and meeting offerings onto the world stage, and since then, the NCCC has gone from strength to strength. “We have seen an increase in business year-on-year, bringing a wide variety of events and conferences to Canberra and introducing thousands of interstate and international delegates to the spoils of the city and surrounding region.“What’s more, our relationships with Crowne Plaza Canberra, Parliament House Catering, local event organisers, suppliers and businesses, have allowed us to maximise the tourism experience for delegates, providing unique access to our local icons and a different perspective on Canberra.”The NCCC will represent the ACT and region as a finalist in the Meetings and Business Tourism categoryat the 2010 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, to be held on March 11, 2011 in Perth. It was a double celebration for the NCCC, with one of the venue’s team also being recognised with an individual award. Event coordinator, Emma Papas won the Young Achiever award, recognising the contribution of an individual, aged 26 or under, to the tourism industry. Emma has been working in the events team at the NCCC since 2007, when she joined as a banquets attendant while completing her Diploma in Event Management and Certificate IV in Tourism at the Canberra Institute of Technology. Emma was promoted to events assistant in 2008, and this year was promoted again to event coordinator. Source = National Convention Centrelast_img

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