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Rockingham tourism excellence recognised in awards

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Three Rockingham organisations have been announced finalists in the coveted Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards for 2022.

In its 50th year, the WA Tourism Awards celebrate organisations for their dedication to tourism excellence.

The City of Rockingham was one of six finalists in the tourism marketing and campaigns category for its Rediscover Rockingham campaign, which encouraged locals and visitors to explore the city through a new lens.

The city was also recognised more broadly for its tourism efforts as a finalist in excellence in local government award for tourism.

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Camera IconThe Channel 7 Rockingham Beach Cup is a big event on the Rockingham local calendar. Credit: John Koh/The West Australian

Deputy mayor Hayley Edwards said the city was “thrilled” to be featuring in the awards two years running.

“The active pursuit of tourism and economic development is a key aspiration in our Strategic Community Plan, and the ongoing delivery of the key actions in our Tourist Destination Strategy 2019–2024 have been integral to ensuring the city returns to the most prestigious tourism awards event in WA,” Ms Edwards said.

“These actions, and in particular our Rediscover Rockingham destination marketing campaigns, have showcased the stunning array of experiences that are on offer in Rockingham.”

In festivals and events, the Rotary Club of Palm Beach was selected as one of four finalists for the Channel 7 Rockingham Beach Cup, held annually along the Rockingham foreshore.

For outstanding services to visitors and tourists, Rockingham Visitor Centre was announced as a finalist in the visitor information services category.

“Our city is known as the place where the coast comes to life and to see multiple selections of organisations across Rockingham shows the high regard our tourism sector is held in,” Ms Edwards said.

Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Crown Perth on November 5.

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