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Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix goes back-to-back at RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

Tuesday 28th November, 2017 - 8:50am

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The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is proud to announce that the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix has won the Major Festivals and Events category at the prestigious RACV Victorian Tourism Awards for a second consecutive year.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott, expressed his delight in taking top honours at the State’s premier tourism and events award night.

“As an organisation we are thrilled to have been recognised by leaders of the Victorian tourism industry amongst a competitive field in the Major Festivals and Events category,” said Westacott.

“Having the 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix declared as the gold winner for putting Melbourne and Victoria on show to a vast global audience and creating substantial economic impact for the state is a great honour and a truly prestigious accolade for the event to receive.”

The RACV Victorian Tourism Award adds to the impressive list of accolades awarded to the 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix, with the event having already claimed the following nationally and internationally acclaimed awards:

  • Australian Event Awards 2017, National Finalist
  • 2017 SPIA Asia Awards: GOLD, ‘Best Sports Event Hospitality Offering’
  • 2017 SPIA Asia Awards: GOLD, ‘Best Integrated Marketing Campaign for a Sports Event’
  • 2017 SPIA Asia Awards: BRONZE, ‘Best International Sporting Event sanctioned by an International Federation’

Following last night’s victory, the 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix goes straight into the running at the Australian Tourism Awards to be recognised as the best in the nation by leading industry body, the Australian Tourism Industry Council.

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