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Victoria Wins Three Golds At Australian Tourism Awards

February 28, 2018 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Victoria has once again proved that its tourism offerings and experiences are among the best in the nation taking home nine awards: three golds, three silvers and three bronze. http://www.lagunaphuket.com/foodandmusicfestival/

Twenty-Five Victorian businesses were finalists at the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards which were held last night at the new Optus Stadium in Perth. The industry’s night of nights attended by over 700 representatives, recognises outstanding tourism achievements and celebrate the triumphs of providers across the country.

“The tourism offering in Victoria is just superb, and that has clearly been recognised at the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards on Friday night.”

“Accolades like this don’t just happen by chance, they come about due to the sheer hard work of those at the coal face of this important industry.”

“I’m proud of those who work so hard to ensure Victoria’s world-class tourism and events sector remains the envy of Australia and the world. Visit Victoria is working tirelessly alongside the industry to grow the visitor economy and keep travellers flocking to the state in their millions,” said Visit Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Bingeman.

The 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Award – VICTORIAN WINNERS ARE: 

GOLD Victorian Award Winners

Category Product Region
Festivals and Events Riverboat Music Festival Murray
Specialised Tourism Services Parks Victoria Statewide
Tourism Restaurant and Catering Services Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld Grampians

SILVER Victorian Award Winners

Category Product Region
Major Tourist Attractions The Sovereign Hill Museums Association Goldfields
Business Event Venues Holmesglen at Eildon Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries Bright Brewery High Country

BRONZE Victorian Award Winners

Category Product Region
Major Tour and Transport Operators SkyBus Melbourne
Tour and Transport Operators Autopia Tours – Small Group Experiences Statewide
New Tourism Business Arthur’s Seat Eagle Mornington Peninsula

Visit Victoria has played a vital part in delivering economic success to Victoria, ensuring the tourism and major events sector is sustained and that the industry’s role as a major employer, particularly of young people, continues.

Our aim is to become Australia’s number one visitor destination and generate $36.5 billion in visitor spend by 2025, supporting more than 320,000 jobs.

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