Tasmanian Tourism Champions & Tourism Minister's Young Achiever
Tasmanian Tourism Champion
The Tasmanian Tourism Champion is the Tasmanian tourism industry’s highest individual honor.
This award is conferred each year by Tourism Industry Council Tasmania to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Tasmanian tourism industry through their investments, leadership, advocacy, professional, or voluntary service.
The 2022 Tasmanian Tourism Champion is entrepreneur, award-winning operator, pioneering industry advocate, and Tourism Awards Judge, Alison Stubbs.
Alison has traversed the Tasmanian tourism industry as an entrepreneur, award-winning adventure tourism operator, pioneering board director, senior accommodation manager, and passionate advocate for tourism excellence.
After commencing her tourism career as a guide, Ali co-founded Freycinet Adventures in 1998. The ecotourism business on Tasmania's East Coast won seven Tasmanian Tourism Awards and entered the Tasmanian Tourism Hall of Fame. A pioneering Tasmanian entrepreneur, Alison was named the Telstra Young Businesswoman of the Year in 2003, and the Tourism Minister’s Young Achiever in 2005. She also served on the Australian Government's Small Business Council and the Tasmanian Women's Council.
In 2006, Alison became the youngest ever appointment onto the board of Tasmania’s Destination Marketing Organisation, Tourism Tasmania. A role she held for 6 years. She has also served as a long-time director of Tasmania's East Coast Regional Tourism Organisation, including periods as Acting-Chair.
After selling her tour business, Alison was appointed General Manager of Luxury Accommodation Operator, Sullivans Cove Apartments on Hobart's Waterfront.
An ardent believer in aspiring for tourism excellence, Allison has been a Tasmanian Tourism Awards Judge for over a decade, including three years as Chair of Judges. She has also served as a judge in the Australian Tourism Awards.
The Honour Roll of Tasmanian Tourism Champions celebrates the visionaries, the agitators, the entrepreneurs, the creators, and drivers, who have together created a modern tourism industry to be proud of.
Tourism Minister’s Young Achiever
Each year as a part of the Tasmanian Tourism Awards, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania invites Tasmania's Minister for Tourism to recognise an outstanding young achiever in our industry.
The Tourism Minister’s Young Achiever is awarded to an exceptional emerging business leader, entrepreneur, or tourism professional, aged under 35-years, from across the Tasmanian tourism industry.
Many past recipients of this award have gone on to shape the Tasmanian tourism industry in very significant ways.
The 2022 Tourism Minister's Young Achiever is Nunami Sculthorpe-Green
Nunami is a proud palawa and Warlpiri woman, and founder of Blak Led Tours Tasmania, an Aboriginal tourism business that is passionate about truth-telling and the representation of Tasmanian Aboriginal stories.
Blak Led Tours’ first tour, takara nipaluna (Walking Hobart), premiered at the 2021 Ten Days on the Island Festival, and Nunami then partnered with Theatre Royal to regularly deliver these tours.
Since February 2022, more than 1,000 people have experienced takara nipaluna. Nunami is working with her community on new tours and cultural experiences to bring Aboriginal stories to the forefront of people’s experience in lutruwita/Tasmania.
Tourism Minister’s Young Achievers:
2022 Nunami Sculthorpe-Green
2021 Kylie Bell
2020 Amanda Sansom
2019 Bianca Welsh
2018 Jo Youl
2017 Tom Wotton
2016 Greg Irons
2015 Shannon Wells
2014 Travis Tiddy
2013 Kathryn McCann
2012 Greg Price
2011 Anthony O’Hern
2010 Rowena Nicholls
2009 David Gunton
2008 Clint Walker
2007 Ian Reed
2006 Joanna Gair
2005 Alison Stubbs
2004 Ben Kearney
2003 Daniel Alps
2002 Sam Denmead
2001 Daniel Leesong
1999 Rebecca Absolom
1998 Richard Crawford
While TICT does not undertake a formal nomination processes for these awards, suggestions from industry for worthy recipients are welcomed and can be submitted to email@example.com