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Awards challenge participants to excel in their chosen field. Habitat HQ strives to be the best backpacker in Melbourne and the number one choice for backpackers when choosing their accommodation in Melbourne.

Habitat HQ has taken out top honours for ‘Backpacker Accommodation’ at the RACV 2010 Victorian Tourism Awards gala dinner at Crown Casino last night. 130 tourism operators competed in the Victorian Tourism Awards with Habitat HQ being crowned a ‘winner’ in one of 26 business categories.

Anna Heaton, General Manager & Nicola Smith, Business Development & Marketing Manager collected the award in front of over 1,000 industry guests, supported by a very excited team.

“We are thrilled with our award & achievements this year. It reinforces how goal setting & innovation benchmark our product & unique tourism experience. To be judged by experts in our industry as the winner is the highest possible accolade and we are just so ecstatic & proud to be representing Victoria at the Australian Tourism Awards in March 2011” said Nicola Smith, Business Development & Marketing Manager.

Congratulating Habitat HQ, Tourism Victoria Chief Executive Mark Stone said the awards are instrumental in encouraging a dynamic and competitive tourism industry. “These awards recognise the best tourist experiences across our state and highlight the quality and diversity of tourism experiences we have on our doorstep in Victoria,” Mr Stone said. “These awards celebrate the achievements of all those who have worked so hard to make Victoria a world-class tourism destination.”

Melbourne is a popular destination for backpackers travelling in Australia with its strong music scene, jobs available for working holiday makers and many travellers from all over the world to meet. Strong and innovative business leaders like Habitat HQ contribute to attracting more visitors and assure backpackers of a world ranking experience.