Tourism ven­tures in top gong nods

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Great South­ern tourism ven­tures have been nom­i­nated in mul­ti­ple cat­e­gories for the pres­ti­gious Perth Air­port WA Tourism Awards.

The Al­bany Na­tional An­zac Cen­tre, in the Her­itage-listed Princess Royal Fortress, has been nom­i­nated for two award cat­e­gories.

Den­mark Lake House has been nom­i­nated for three award cat­e­gories — ex­cel­lence in food tourism; tourism restau­rants and cater­ing; and tourism winer­ies, dis­til­leries and brew­eries.

The busi­ness is also go­ing into the awards’ Hall of Fame as it has won the ex­cel­lence in food tourism cat­e­gory for three con­sec­u­tive years.

Busy Blue Bus, run by James and Su­san McCabe, has been nom­i­nated for the ma­jor tour and trans­port op­er­a­tors award. The lo­cal tour busi­ness has been grow­ing rapidly since 2010 and has ex­panded to cover Den­mark and Esper­ance.

Beach House at Bay­side is nom­i­nated once again for the hosted ac­com­mo­da­tion award cat­e­gory, which it won last year.

The City of Al­bany has also been nom­i­nated for the lo­cal govern­ment award for tourism, for its work in pro­mot­ing lo­cal tourism. Tourism Coun­cil WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Evan Hall said the awards pre­sented an op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate and recog­nise out­stand­ing cus­tomer ser­vice, in­no­va­tion and busi­ness ex­cel­lence by the State’s tourism op­er­a­tors.

“The peo­ple who make up Western Aus­tralia’s tourism in­dus­try are in­cred­i­bly pas­sion­ate about of­fer­ing amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to our vis­i­tors.

“As has been the case ev­ery year since the awards be­gan in 1972, the cal­i­bre of en­tries has been high and we see a great di­ver­sity among the at­trac­tions, ameni­ties and ex­pe­ri­ences rep­re­sented,” he said.

It comes as the NAC was also ranked one of Aus­tralia’s top two mu­se­ums in the TripAd­vi­sor Trav­eller’s Choice Awards for Mu­se­ums an­nounced late last month.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

City of Al­bany Mayor Den­nis Welling­ton at the Na­tional An­zac Cen­tre.

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