Gorge joins Voyages’ awards night of nights
VOYAGES Ayers Rock Resort has been awarded the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism for the third year in a row, gaining entry into the coveted Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame.
On receiving the award Andrew Williams, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia’s chief executive, commented: “It is the third consecutive year that Ayers Rock Resort has received this accolade and we are extremely gratified to have entered the prestigious Hall of Fame. Voyages is dedicated to providing guests with authentic Indigenous experiences and creating opportunities for Indigenous Australians through cultural tourism. To consistently be awarded the highest honour in the country for this category is a great endorsement of our success.
“We are also delighted that Voyages Mossman Gorge Centre in Far North Queensland, was also a Bronze award winner in this category, making a very strong result for the Voyages Group.”
Sponsored by Qantas, the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism Award highlights tourism operations that demonstrate authenticity and integrity in fostering a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and traditions.
Ayers Rock Resort was recognised for its significant achievements in Indigenous Tourism, now offering a Resort experience befitting the iconic destination of Uluru.
Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan commented: “Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia deserves huge credit for the way they’ve led our industry in enabling Indigenous Australians to share their culture and tell their stories, both to Australians and increasing numbers of travellers from overseas.