THE Margaret River and Augusta Visitor Centres are amongst the 19 centres nominated for the 2012 GWN7 Top Tourism Awards.
Margaret River is the Top Tourism Award 2011 title holder, up against nominees including Bridgetown, Busselton, Denmark, Dunsborough, Fremantle, Kalbarri, Kalgoorlie, Kununurra, and Shark Bay.
The 23-year-old Awards recognise the efforts made by a visitor centre within a town, city or region to attract and welcome visitors.
Visitor Centre Association of Western Australia chair Tracy Barr said it was fantastic to see so many visitor centres vying for recognition of best practice.
The judging panel perform a desk-top assessment of the submissions based on criteria including visitor servicing overview, customer service, professional development and tourism involvement, website and online media development, and special events.
Finalists will be announced on August 10, to be followed by the judge’s site visits in August and September.
The announcement of winners will be made in Mandurah on September 20.
The winning entrant will receive an airtime package valued at $25,000 to use in support of their overall marketing activities.