ECO certified tourism rewarded at 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
The 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Gala Night took place last Friday, with some of Australia’s best tourism operators on display. Ecotourism Australia was thrilled to see 38 of our members represented, taking home 17 well-earned awards, and making up 22% of all award winners.
Across eligible categories, Ecotourism Australia’s members made up 35% of all finalists and took home 27% of the awards, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Ecotourism Australia’s CEO and Chairman, Rod Hillman and Rick Murray, attended the event as sponsors of the Ecotourism category, and to congratulate Ecotourism Australia’s members in attendance.
“This is a tremendous achievement by members of Ecotourism Australia with nearly 10% of our entire membership being finalist at the Awards. Being 35% of all finalists clearly demonstrates that ECO certified tour operators are the benchmark for excellence and quality” said Rod Hillman.
Ecotourism Australia also congratulates the 2015 Australian Tourism Legend, Mr Geoff McGeary OAM, APT Group Owner, in recognition of his lifetime achievement and contribution.
Here's a list of all of our members who took home awards at the 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards:
AUSTRALIAN TOURISM LEGEND:
Mr Geoff McGeary OAM, APT Group Owner
WINNERS OF GOLD AWARDS
Bruny Island Cruises TAS - Advanced Ecotourism - Tourist Attraction
The Tasmanian Walking Company TAS - Advanced Ecotourism - Ecotourism
Venture North Australia NT - Advanced Ecotourism & Respecting Our Culture certified - Cultural Tourism
Enchanted Adventure Garden and Tree Surfing - Enchanted Adventure Garden VIC - Nature Tourism - Adventure Tourism
Taronga Western Plains Zoo NSW - Advanced Ecotourism - Unique Accommodation
WINNERS OF SILVER AWARDS
Sail Ningaloo - Overnight Sailing Tours - Sail Ningaloo WA - Advanced Ecotourism & Climate Action certified - Ecotourism
AAT Kings Uluru BBQ Dinner - AAT Kings NT – Ecotourism - Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services
The Frames SA - Nature Tourism - Self Contained Accommodation
Reef Magic Cruises QLD - Advanced Ecotourism & Climate Action certified - Major Tour and Transport Operators
Ocean Safari QLD - Advanced Ecotourism - Tour and Transport Operators
The Tasmanian Walking Company TAS - Advanced Ecotourism - Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
WINNERS OF BRONZE AWARDS
Taronga Zoo - Taronga Conservation Society Australia NSW- Advanced Ecotourism - Major Tourist Attractions
Daintree Discovery Centre QLD - Advanced Ecotourism, Respecting Our Culture & Climate Action certified - Tourist Attractions
Sea Darwin Eco Cruises - Sea Darwin NT - Advanced Ecotourism, Respecting Our Culture & Climate Action certified – Ecotourism
Calypso Star Charters SA - Advanced Ecotourism – Adventure Tourism
Yondah Beach House - Ecotourism - Deluxe Accommodation
Eldee Station NSW - Advanced Ecotourism & Climate Action certified – Hosted Accommodation
Fun Over 50 - Advanced Ecotourism, Ecotourism and Climate Action certified - Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
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