NSW Tourism Awards Winners

Sydney PCO, DMC and event management company Tour Hosts has won the Meetings & Business Tourism category in the NSW Tourism Awards.
Representatives of finalists celebrating at the Star City Hotel and Casino

Representatives of finalists celebrating at the Star City Hotel and Casino

This accolade acknowledges the positive impact Tour Hosts has made on Australia’s significant meetings and events industry through the role it has played in the securing of major international meetings, the company’s success in raising the quality of these events and by attracting tens of thousands of national and international delegates to Australia.

In addition to delegate boosting and other marketing initiatives, Tour Hosts has been instrumental in raising the profile of its meetings thus paving the way in securing top notch speakers to raise the credentials of Australia as a centre of excellence in many disciplines.

Among the achievements for 2006/07 were:

Securing and managing 16 international association meetings
Running 55 corporate and special events
Exceeding conference sponsorship targets substantially, with two conferences 100% – plus over target
Almost 15,000 participants at conferences, special events and incentive travel groups
1,600 participants in day touring

“We’re delighted with this award as it underscores just how important the meetings and events industry is to the economy and profile of New South Wales,” said Managing Director Roslyn McLeod. “International competition to host association meetings is intense and our success in winning bids has a lasting benefit in that the various, medical, scientific and corporate entities get exposure and profile on a bigger stage. The meetings industry is highly labour intensive and we need to remain highly focused to ensure we have the most talented people and the facilities to service this market.”
Tour Hosts win NSW Tourism Awards Winners

Richard Munro, General Manager Hotel, Food & Beverage, Star City Hotel and Casino and Roslyn McLeod, Managing Director, Tour Hosts Pty Limited

Ms McLeod, a former National President of Meetings & Events Australia, is also very active with several international organisations servicing the global conference industry. The Australian meetings industry generates more than $17 billion a year, according to Tourism Research Australia.

Tour Hosts is the largest meetings and events company in Australia, with 75 staff, headed by the company founder, Roslyn McLeod OAM.

Services at Tour Hosts include conference management, destination management, accommodation, special events, marketing, sponsorship & exhibition, conference interpreting services, transport, information technology and delegate registration services.

Tour Hosts is now through to the National Tourism Awards which will be held in Canberra in February 2008.

About the author  ⁄ Eva Kenny

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