Nearly a third of all 2013 Australian Tourism Award Winners are Certified!

logo awardsThe winners of the 2013 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards have been announced and Ecotourism Australia is proud to see that nearly one in three winners were Eco-certified. 16 eco-certified operators have taken home 22 awards in an extremely competitive field.

The Australian Tourism Awards celebrate the highest achievements of Australian tourism businesses and these awards are yet another demonstration of the quality products presented by tour operators who have chosen to join Ecotourism Australia and demonstrate to their clients their commitment to quality.

“We congratulate and applaud these tour operators – a truly fantastic effort. It is very reassuring to see the strong ethics, commitment to providing a meaningful experience and long-term view of the industry is rewarded’ said Rod Hillman – CEO of Ecotourism Australia.

Certified operators to receive awards include:

Major Tourist Attractions:
Winner – Taronga Zoo
 
Tourist Attractions:
Winner – Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Silver – Bruny Island Cruises
 
Ecotourism:
Winner – Bruny Island Cruises
Silver – Moonraker Dolphin Swims
Bronze – Rawnsley Park Station Eco Villas
 
Heritage and Cultural Tourism:
Winner – Jenolan Caves – Written in Stone
Silver – Venture North Australia
 
Indigenous Tourism:
Winner – Tri State Safaris
 
Major Tour and/or Transport Operators:
Silver – Quicksilver Group
 
Tour and/or Transport Operators:
Silver – Moonraker Dolphin Swims
Bronze – Life’s an Adventure
 
Adventure Tourism:
Winner – Life’s an Adventure
Silver – Enchanted Adventure Garden
Bronze – Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
 
Unique Accommodation:
Winner – Whitsunday Escape
Silver – Rawnsley Park Station Eco Villas
 
Standard Accommodation:
Silver – Narnu Farm
 
New Tourism Development:
Winner – Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions – Great White Adventure
Silver – Treetop Adventure Park Sydney
 
Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism:
Winner – Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Bronze – Crystal Creek Meadows Luxury Cottages 

Congratulations to all of our certified award winners on this achievement, keep up the great work!

The full list of winners can be viewed here.

One thought on “Nearly a third of all 2013 Australian Tourism Award Winners are Certified!

  1. Congratulations to all these amazing ECO certified operators and to Ecotourism Australia – leading lights of the Australian and global tourism industry!

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