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Tourism finalists

Thursday, 7th July, 2011

FINALIST: Bells Milk Bar owner Jason King is one of three locals to have their businesses reach the finals of the 2011 CountryLink Inland Tourism Awards. FINALIST: Bells Milk Bar owner Jason King is one of three locals to have their businesses reach the finals of the 2011 CountryLink Inland Tourism Awards.

Broken Hill will boast three finalists in the 2011 CountryLink Inland Tourism Awards with Bells Milk Bar, Eldee Station and The Lodge Motel all making it through to the competition's final round.

The CountryLink Inland Tourism Awards are held annually to acknowledge excellence in tourism in the four regional tourism areas of Riverina, New England North West, Central NSW and Outback NSW.

Chair of the Awards, Tracey Valenzisi today congratulated the Award finalists and praised the quality of this year's entrants," she said.

"The 39 finalists over the four inland tourism regions demonstrated a high standard of professionalism and innovation in their field.

"I look forward to watching the winners as they are revealed at the gala presentation dinner. 

"This year we have finalists competing in 14 categories and we also have four previous INTA winners entering the Hall of Fame." 

A key program on the regional tourism industry calendar, these awards have been credited for elevating regional tourism businesses to achieve State-wide and national acclaim.

Last year many winners from the 2010 CountryLink Inland Tourism Awards gained finalist status at the State NSW

Tourism Awards and of these, six entrants were awarded gold, four won Silver and two won Bronze Awards.

The 2011 Awards Gala Evening will be held in Balranald, Outback NSW on Saturday, 30th July.

More information on the awards can be found at http://www.inlandtourismawards.com.au/

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