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Gourmet Escape crowned Australia’s best Tourism event

Margaret River Gourmet Escape has taken out one of the nation’s top event accolades – Best Tourism Event – at the September 2016 Australian Event Awards on the Gold Coast.

The popular food and wine festival is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, made possible by Royalties for Regions.

Festival operator IMG Culinary accepted the tourism award, seeing off competition from Byron Bay Bluesfest, the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival and Santos Tour Down Under.

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Australian Event Awards co-chair, Opera Australia CEO Craig Hassall, said: “This year’s winners continue to demonstrate the strength of our national industry. The events and achievements highlighted as the year’s best continue to demonstrate strong planning, innovation, creativity and fearlessness in facing potential challenges that inevitably crop up in the delivery of their projects.”

Now in its fifth year, Margaret River Gourmet Escape continues to grow as a premier global culinary event, attracting chefs such as Heston Blumenthal, Rene Redzepi, Marco Pierre White and, in 2016, British cooking icon Nigella Lawson.

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