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The inaugural New South Wales Tourism Industry Council program is designed to recognise both well-established and emerging tourism towns in New South Wales.

Finalists across the state were selected in two categories – Top Tourism Town and Small Tourism Town – based on a range of criteria, including the provision of excellent visitor experiences, a strong commitment to encouraging tourism and increasing visitation, as well as having a focus on local collaborations to maximise the potential of the visitor economy.

Bradley Nardi, GM of Tweed Tourism Company, said that having two Tweed towns selected as finalists, one in each of the nominated categories, was testament to the strong local drive to nurture tourism for the benefit of both business and community.

“We are thrilled that both Kingscliff and Tyalgum have been recognised as finalists in the NSW Top Tourism Town Awards, presenting a great opportunity to celebrate the people, places and experiences that the Tweed offers, from coast to hinterland.”

“Tourism is so important to our local businesses, particularly after a year that has seen communities navigate the impacts of bushfires, floods, the COVID pandemic and state border issues, emerging from all of this with an optimism and strong desire to enhance their tourism offering and continue welcoming our valued visitors.”

“Whether you’re local to the Tweed or have visited Kingscliff and Tyalgum on holidays, we’re encouraging everyone to share their love of the Tweed and show it with a vote!”

Seaside Kingscliff has been nominated as a finalist in the NSW Top Tourism Town category while Tyalgum, in the Tweed hinterland, has been nominated as a finalist in the NSW Small Tourism Town category.

Voting closes on Friday 14 May 2021. All NSW Top Tourism Award winners will be announced Thursday 27 May 2021. The winners will go on to compete against Australia’s other States and Territories for the title of Australia’s Top Tourism Town and Australia’s Small Tourism Town.

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The Tweed Tourism Company wishes to recognise the generations of the local Aboriginal people of the Bundjalung Nation who have lived in and derived their physical and spiritual needs from the forests, rivers, lakes and streams of this beautiful valley over many thousands of years as the traditional owners and custodians of these lands.