It was a big night at Cape Gloucester Resort on Saturday and time to let our hair down with 270 other Whitsunday Tourism members, sponsors, volunteers and hangers on :)
The sun dropped down into the ocean, the champagne flowed, and the crowd laughed and cheered at Jay and Dave from SeaFM took us on a ride through the Tourism Whitsundays highs announcing, finalists and winners in 20 different categories.
At half way through; award number 10 was about to be announced and we held our breath wondering, how we would fair. The 2016 Gold Winner was announced "Airlie Beach Day Spa" - ok, so they got our name slightly wrong but that's close enough :) We have been called many things over the years including Whitsunday Day Spa, but at least it wasn't the name of one of our competitors.
Now it was time for reality, what do we say, make sure we don't forget anything, who is doing the talking, does my belly look big in this shirt, so many thoughts...
Dave from Sea FM had been threatening all night to strip off and expose his hairy chest if the speeches went on too long - 30 seconds max. Keep it short, but hey ripping out hairy chests is what we do best, apparently better than anybody else in the Whitsundays - we even got this award for it, so lets see if he is man or mouse. Can he put his chest hair where his mouth is.
Jay took up the bet on his behalf and we look forward to waxing that chest live on air. Listen out, stayed tuned and prepare for the screams.
And of course we would love to say a huge thank you to our amazing team at Airlie Day Spa for everything they do! Their professionalism, kindness, generosity and big smiles have helped us win the Gold award for Specialised Tourism Services at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards last night! Well done and thank you! 💕
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