Destinations International Prize

2018 Winner Announced

Congratulations to Eleanor Wilkie, Business Development Manager at Business Events Cairns and Great Barrier Reef for winning the 2018 Destinations International Prize! 

Congratulations to all applicants for submitting their application. The effort put towards all videos was highly commendable. 

Eleanor's winning submission:

AACB is committed to the professional development of bureau staff at all levels. This prize is designed to encourage and promote career development of junior level bureau staff from AACB members. 

Applications for the DI Prize comprised of the following three elements:

  1. Nomination form from the Bureau CEO
  2. Application Form & Resume
  3. YouTube Submission, no longer than 3 minutes answering the following 3 questions: 
        - What excites you about working for a bureau and how are you making a difference?
        - What is unique about your destination that no other destination has to offer?
        - As a future bureau leader, what do you think is needed to be successful in this competitive marketplace?

YouTube submissions were judged on content and delivery: professionalism, destination voice, creativity and industry insight.

The prize includes:

  • 1x registration to attend the Destinations International Convention in Anaheim, California, USA from 10 - 13 July 2018
  • Inclusion into the 30 Under 30 program during the Convention
  • 3x night’s accommodation at the conference
  • Return travel from Australia to the USA with Qantas (conditions apply)
  • AUD$1,000 to contribute towards additional flights, accommodation and incidentals

Past Winners

2017 - Adriana Perabo, Business Development Manager at Canberra Convention Bureau <View Submission>
- Emma Perez, Business Development Executive at Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef <View Submission>
2015 - Liz Hafner, Business Development Manager, Business Events Tasmania <View Submission>
2014 - Roslyn Du Plooy, Bid Executive, Melbourne Convention Bureau <View Submission>

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