2012 Perth Airport WA Tourism Award Goes To Training Centre

2012 Perth Airport WA Tourism Award Goes To Training Centre

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Kim Hames

Training Centre Wins Top Tourism Prize

Victor P Taffa

  • Challenger Institute winner at 2012 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards
  • 31 medallists and award winners announced
  • Organised by Tourism Council WA
  • Sponsored by State Government, through Tourism WA

Challenger Institute of Technology’s School of Hospitality and Tourism has taken top honours at the 2012 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards.

Tourism Minister Kim Hames congratulated Challenger Institute which won two awards:

Sir David Brand Award for Tourism, for providing a high standard of industry-focused training; and the Tourism Education and Training category.

“Through Quinlan’s Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre, Challenger Institute turns out high-quality graduates ready to take on the challenges and rewards a tourism career can offer.” Dr. Hames said.

“The school specialises in providing practical training for students in areas such as visitor information services; tour guiding; tourism operations; events; accommodation; food and beverage services; and commercial cookery.”

The Minister said all winners of the 2012 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards had made a major contribution to the State’s tourism industry.

“The awards, now in their 40th year, celebrate the achievements and recognise the hard work of the tourism industry, which generates more than 83,000 jobs and $7.4 Billion in visitor spend to the State’s economy.” Dr. Hames said.

“Named after WA’s longest-serving Premier and first Tourism Minister, Sir David Brand, the awards have evolved from a single prize in 1972 to today featuring 31 medallists and award winners.”

Other winners included:

  • Rottnest Island – Major Tourist Attraction, Tourism Marketing and Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
  • Margaret Wilson – Sir David Brand Medal
  • Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships – Major Festivals and Events

Fact File

  • Winner automatically become finalists in Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, to be held February 2013