The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has celebrated its 50-year anniversary in type, capping off a spectacular tourism showcase in Cairns at Assembly Place 2022.
Over three days greater than 450 ATEC members got here collectively for the primary time since 2019 for one of many export business’s main commerce occasions, collaborating in additional than 4500 face-to-face conferences, vacation spot showcase occasions and conferencing to reconnect after a turbulent few years.
As the primary full-scale face-to-face assembly of ATEC members since covid shut worldwide borders, #atecmp22 recognised excellence in our business by means of the Awards of Excellence with the Captain Trevor Haworth Excellent Contribution to the Tourism Export Trade awarded to the manager chairman of The Walshe Group, Jacqui Walshe.
“Jacqui has been an incredible contributor not solely to ATEC however to the tourism business. Her enterprise acumen and accounting expertise have efficiently guided our organisation by means of what have been our most difficult occasions in our 50 yr historical past,” ATEC chair Denis Pierce mentioned.
“As a number one girl within the tourism business, Jacqui is a mentor, an enormous tourism advocate and an inspiration to everybody throughout the board displaying high quality management and integrity.”
Different awards included the Len Taylor Younger ATEC award for Management awarded to Alyssa Sanders from Ecotourism Australia, Excellent Contribution to ATEC/ATEC Department awarded to John Hamilton of The Tasmanian Nature Firm and for the third yr in a row, Western Australia has been named ATEC Department of the Yr.
This yr additionally sees ATEC commemorating its fiftieth anniversary, an necessary milestone for the organisation and business.
“ATEC has been a rallying level for our business for half a century and it continued to be a lighthouse for members through the covid lockdowns,” mentioned Pierce.
“As an organisation born of the business, delivering a voice for our members, we should always all be very happy with the work ATEC has carried out and continues to do in supporting our business to develop and thrive.
“As chairman of this invaluable organisation, I congratulate this yr’s award winners and all of our members who proceed to assist make this organisation and business sturdy.”
Featured picture: Denis Pierce, Jacqui Walshe, ATEC board member Richard Doyle, ATEC MD Peter Shelley