Western Australia Cleans Up At 2018 Tourism Awards

Western Australia Cleans Up At 2018 Tourism Awards

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia

Record Number Of Western Australian Tourism Businesses Win Gold Awards

Victor P Taffa

  • 8 Western Australia tourism businesses win a gold medal at Tourism Awards
  • 4 businesses awarded silver medals; 2 awarded bronze medals
  • Highest number of Western Australia winners on record

A record number of Western Australian tourism businesses have been recognised at the 2018 Tourism Awards, which were held last night at the world-class Optus Stadium.

“It is a massive coup for Western Australia to not only host the 2018 national awards in Perth at the new world-class Optus Stadium, but also to win the most medals for Western Australia in the awards’ 30-year-plus history.” Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia said.

“I would like to congratulate all of Western Australia’s outstanding winners and finalists, and thank you for your hard work and dedication to the State’s tourism industry.”

Out of the 25 national categories, 8 gold medals were awarded to Western Australia businesses for showcasing excellence in the tourism industry. In addition, 4 Western Australia businesses took home silver medals and 2 were awarded bronze medals.

These awards, which have been operating for more than 30 years, recognise and celebrate Australia’s best tourism businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence.

More than 800 people from across the country, including Federal and State tourism ministers, CEO’s of tourism bodies and tourism industry leaders, attended the awards gala dinner.

Western Australian gold medal winners included:

  • Fremantle Prison (Cultural Tourism);
  • Swan Valley Visitor Centre (Visitor Information Services);
  • Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures (Adventure Tourism);
  • Australia’s North West (Destination Marketing);
  • Sandalford Wines (Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries);
  • Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures – Horizontal Hotel (Unique Accommodation);
  • Beach House at Bayside (Hosted Accommodation);
  • Swan River Seaplanes (New Tourism Business).