Gorge joins Voy­ages’ awards night of nights

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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