Tourism in Tasmania was handed a huge but well deserved compliment at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held in Cairns. In a landmark first for the state, FIVE of Tasmania’s leading tourism operators took home prestigious awards – the most national awards won by Tasmania in a single year.
They are the latest in a series of high profile achievements for Tassie, where other national recognition, and accolades from overseas magazines and travel groups has been given for the quality of our tourism offerings.
The Tasmanian winners of the 2011 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards were:
Maria Island Walk – Best Adventure Tourism Product;
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel – was winner of the Deluxe Accommodation for the second year in a row;
Pure Tasmania – was awarded Best Tourism Marketing;
Saffire Freycinet – Best Luxury Accommodation in Australia; and
Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) – continues its stunning emergence in being named best new tourism development in Australia.
Bonus for the evening was Tourism Tasmania’s chairman Grant Hunt being recognised for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual. That’s six!