Mentorships up for grabs for businesses to go head to head at Tourism Awards

Ten one-on-one mentorships are being offered (free of charge) by Murray Regional Tourism (MRT) to first-time applicants for the Regional Tourism Awards.

The MRT Tourism Awards Support Program – now in its fifth year – has assisted dozens of businesses to achieve success at the regional, state and national level.

Director of Riverboats Music Festival in Echuca Moama, David Fraser, couldn’t speak more highly of the awards mentorship, after the festival won Gold in the ‘Festivals and Events’ category at both the 2017 and 2018 Victorian Tourism Awards.

“We found the process of writing our submission enormously beneficial. All too often businesses such as ours are completely focused on the task at hand, and the award submission process allowed us to pause, take stock and assess our festival from the ground up,” Mr Fraser said.

“The support and professional guidance we received from Murray Regional Tourism proved absolutely invaluable and I could not recommend the program more.”

All tourism businesses from the Murray tourism region in both Victoria and NSW are encouraged to apply for the Destination Country & Outback and Destination Riverina Murray Regional Tourism Awards. Only first-time applicants can also apply for the mentorship assistance.

To express interest in entering the mentorship program, email [email protected] with your business name, contact details and a paragraph explaining why you would like to take part. Expressions of interest close on Friday, March 29.

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