Giiyong Festival a finalist in NSW Tourism Awards21.10.2019
The 2018 Giiyong Festival is a finalist in the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards in the Festival and Events category.
Having recently taken out the Gold Award in the 2019 Destination Sydney Surrounds South and Destination Southern NSW Regional Tourism Awards, Giiyong Festival which took place at Jigamy, near Eden NSW in September 2018 is now up against some of the big guns in the tourism industry, including the iconic Deni Ute Muster and the Bathurst Winter Festival.
Andrew Gray, Executive Director of South East Arts says, “We couldn’t be more excited to be in the running for this award. It’s a fabulous recognition of the importance of the Festival to the region.”
“Giiyong attracted around 6000 visitors, with over 30 percent of these people travelling over two hours to attend the inaugural event. Part of our plan for 2020 is to further leverage our appeal outside of our immediate region and help bring more tourist dollars to local businesses,” said Mr Gray
Twofold Aboriginal Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Chris Bird says, “We look forward to sharing the Awards stage with the other great events from NSW. Non-Aboriginal people are eager for authentic cultural experiences and Giiyong Festival provided just that, as well as a chance for local and national artists to share their creativity. There is nothing else like it in southern NSW.”
We wish both Twofold Aboriginal Corporation and South East Arts the very best as they travel to Sydney for the 30th NSW Tourism Awards on 14 November.