Winners are grinners and Faye and Peter Mansell of Junee Caravan Park were all smiles when they won the Best Inland Tourist Park 2006 Award at the Inland Tourism Awards on Sunday, night July 30 in Wagga Wagga.
Top Tourist Parks Executive Manager, Bill Pycroft, told GoSeeAustralia: It is good to see our members taking part in awards like this as it encourages other parks to take part. For Faye and Peter their success is recognition of all the hard work thatthey have put in.
Junee Caravan Park won against stiff competition as Another Top Tourist Park chain member the current CCIANSW Best Inland Park winner, Austin Tourist Park was runner-up.
Kara Lollback of the Riverina News reported that the Riverina cleaned up at the Inland Tourism Awards with six of the 14 majorawards. Competing with the best tourism organisations from the New England, North West, Outback and Central regions of NSW the Riverina took the lead in caravan parks, accommodation, wines and tourism attractions.
Faye and Peter Mansells effort in building Junee Caravan Parks Star rating from no stars to four in seven years was honoured.
We feel we have achieved so much in building our business and to have it awarded on this scale feels magnificent, Peter Mansell said.
The Riverina News reported that NSW Tourism Minister, Sandra Nori, said the Riverina was taking Australias most innovative approach to tourism.
She told the Countrylink Inland tourism Award audience that although rising fuel costs and an increased cost of living is driving national tourism rates down the Riverina has the smarts to continue to attract tourists to the region. In summing up award judges said they had been impressed by the standard of the Junee entry presentation and the level of positive comment in the submission from visitors to Junee Caravan Park.
Junee Organic Licorice Chocolate Factory Best Tourist Attraction Neil Coral Druce with Peter Faye
The winners Faye and Peter Mansell (right) and runners up Phillip and Christine Edwards are both Top Tourist Park chain members
|GoSeeAustralia's Managing Director Graham Wallace and partner Michele Mowat attended the awards as guests of Faye and Peter Mansell of Junee Caravan Park.