Dubbo has been named as a finalist in the inaugural Top Tourism Town Awards for NSW, town with greater than 5000 residents category.
It's up against other towns in the central west including Bathurst, Lithgow, Mudgee and Oberon.
NSW Tourism Industry CouncilExecutive Manager, Greg Binskin said the awards are designed to celebrate the unwavering spirit in the communities and demonstrate the true value of tourism and the visitor economy to the towns involved.
Across the two categories (population greater than 5000 residents, and population less than 5000 residents), there are 42 towns from across the state in the running for the award.
"These Awards are all about community collaboration, groups such as Local Chambers of Commerce, Tourism Associations, Councils and Visitor Information Centres have come together to showcase their town as a tourism destination worthy of celebrating".
"The process was highly competitive with inspiring editorial, images and video content accompanied by a compelling three to four day itinerary essential to be a Top Tourism Town finalist."
Business NSW Regional Manager Vicki Seccombe said it had been great to see so many Western NSW towns as finalists in the Top Tourism Town Awards.
"Enormous work is done by our region's towns to attract visitors, all in support of our local businesses and economies, and this has been a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and reward that work.
"Now is the time for the Western NSW community to get behind our finalists and vote to have their pick with voting now open until Friday May 14.
The winners will be announced by the Hon. Stuart Ayres, Minister for Tourism, Investment and Jobs at the Local Government NSW Destination and Visitor Economy Conference on Thursday May 27.
To vote visit www.businessnsw.com/top-tourism-town-awards.
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