Boonah, Canungra and Tamborine Mountain in the running for tourism award

TOP TOWNS: The Boonah Christmas parade, one of the many drawcards that attract visitors. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
TOP TOWNS: The Boonah Christmas parade, one of the many drawcards that attract visitors. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

THREE Scenic Rim towns have been named finalists in the Top Tourism Town hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council.

Boonah and Canungra made the grade on the small top tourism towns, with Tamborine Mountain in the running in the larger town category.

QTIC Chief Executive, Daniel Gschwind, said the awards showcased the great and diverse destinations we had in Queensland.

"With the current focus on domestic tourism, now is the time to draw attention to our regional destinations and to put the spotlight on our tourism operators and communities who keep our regions thriving," he said.

"We are thrilled with the response from towns from across Queensland who have entered the Awards with 37 fantastic nominations."

Mr Gschwind said the winners would be decided by the public with voting open until April 26.

Voters would go into the running to win a $2000 Apollo Motorhome travel package. A great incentive to visit some of the amazing destinations in Queensland.

QTIC said the winner of the Top Tourism Town Award QTIC (population above 5000) would receive a $25,000 Strategic Consulting and Capacity Building Package provided by EarthCheck.

They said the winner of the Top Small Tourism Town Award (population below 5000) would receive a $7500 Tourism Consultancy and Development Package provided by The Tourism Group.

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