After battling a pandemic and drought in the last 12 months, Dubbo has the opportunity to be named the NSW Top Tourism Town, after being named on the finalist list.
Dubbo Regional Council's Manager for Marketing and Economic Development, Josie Howard said the award nomination is a tribute to the city.
"I think it's a real tribute to what the city has done, in terms of really supporting local," she said.
"Our cafes and shops have been innovative, a lot of our tourism operators have put a lot of time, effort and investment into their product and to be honest I think we were ready for the influx of regional tourism."
Ms Howard said it now over to the general public to vote for Dubbo to win the award with voting closing on Friday at 5pm.
"We have seen a real uptake, particularly post-drought we were really hurting but we have seen a massive uptake in tourists post the COVID lockdown and the product we are delivering is great but now we have actually moved into a public vote so we need people to vote for us to put us on the podium," she said.
"We had to put in a submission based around our marketing and put together a campaign about coming and having a holiday in the Dubbo region and that was judge, then the finalists were announced and put up for a public vote."
To vote for the city, you can find the link on the Dubbo City Facebook page.
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