Dubbo recognised as a top Aussie Town

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Dubbo’s place in the top 10 of the Wotif Aussie Town of the Year Awards for 2019 is fitting recognition for the city, Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields has said.

Dubbo was judged a finalist in the awards because of its tourist demand, accommodation affordability and traveller ratings on wotif.com.

“This is a fantastic result for Dubbo. To go up against some of the most tourist-orientated towns and cities in Australia and finish in the top 10 is extraordinary,” Councillor Shields said.

The Wotif Town of the Year awards are designed to recognise deserving locations across the country that have made a unique contribution to Australian tourism. A strong part of Dubbo’s result was because of the iconic Taronga Western Plains Zoo but also outstanding accommodation, hospitality and events.

“This caps a fantastic 12 months for Dubbo, which includes some amazing developments, improvements to existing tourism attractions and of course the incredible royal visit from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan,” Councillor Shields said.

“The royal visit has resulted in increased tourism interest and this award will only help things. Part of the reason we were part of the awards was because there has already been increased interest on Wotif, which is testament to the fantastic tourism facilities and service providers we have in our city.

“These awards encourage Australians to discover more of their own backyard in 2019, and we hope people will consider coming to Dubbo for a visit.

“Dubbo is growing in leaps and bounds. We are now getting unprecedented exposure on the national scene while also having an open for business council. The future is looking bright for Dubbo!”

Last Edited: 16 Jan 2019

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