Tourism ventures in top gong nods
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.
City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington at the National Anzac Centre.