Moonshadow Cruises wins Young Achiever Award

first_imgMoonshadow Cruises – dolphin and whale cruises Justina Tourism Awards Moonshadow Cruises is very proud to announce that Justina Nicholson, our Sales and Functions Coordinator, has been awarded ‘Young Achiever in Tourism’, at the  2010 North Coast Tourism Awards held at the Opal Cove Resort Coffs Harbour. More than 350 tourism industry operators attended the awards night on August 14 with Channel 10 weatherman, Tim Bailey, serving as MC.Janene Rees, Justina’s Manager at Moonshadow, nominated Justina for the award and was nearly as excited as Justina with the win:”As a mentor it is very important to empower young up and coming tourism employees in our region. Justina had no idea she was nominated and it certainly was a huge surprise for her,” Janene said.Justina was employed by Moonshadow Cruises in the role of sales and functions coordinator in October 2007. Prior to this she attended Newcastle University to complete her degree in Social Science (Recreation & Tourism).She began her career in tourism with the Australian Reptile Park on the NSW Central Coast before making the move north to Moonshadow. Working within an industry that is very dynamic, Justina’s role has changed and grown and she has always demonstrated a passion and drive the achieve in her work. The rest of the Moonshadow team benefit from her enthusiasm.The award is a great boost to individuals in the tourism industry. Self nomination is not permitted, so to be a finalist is an honour and a win is an absolute promotion of the persons abilities and regard amoungst their industry peers. “I had no idea what I was even in Coffs Harbour for. It was the best awards night that I have attended and it was a complete surprise to win this award,” said Justina. “It really is a boost and an assurance that I am achieving both personally and for my industry.”   Other Port Stephens winners on the night were Samurai Beach Resort and Big 4 Holiday Park, Soldiers Point. Following the North Coast awards all winners become automatic finalists in the state awards… so our fingers are crossed for Justina at these awards in November.center_img Source = Moonshadow Cruiseslast_img

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