NSW cleans up in Qantas tourism awards

first_imgA boost for NSW tourism came in the form of eleven wins at Qantas’ annual Australian Tourism Awards. From twenty six categories, NSW took home eleven gold, six silver and three bronze awards, dominating the competition which saw Queensland tourism pick up just a single prize. Top trophies for NSW included winners such as Jenolan Caves, Tri State Safaris, Newcastle Airport, Scone Motor Inn, Sydney Harbour YHA, Coffs Coast Aboriginal Discovery and the NSW Caravan, Camping, RV & Holiday Super Show. Tourism and Major Events Minister George Souris congratulated the state on its stellar performance. “This is an outstanding result for NSW, demonstrating excellence in our tourism industry and highlighting the top-quality operators who are leaders among their peers,” Mr Souris said. Queensland snared seven category wins in 2011 but this year were only acknowledged as having the top major tour operator, in the form of Fantasea Adventure Cruising. “It was a great result for tourism operators in the NSW’s North Coast and Hunter regions, winning a total of 13 honours between them, showing the tremendous variety and quality of tourism businesses across NSW,” Mr Souris said. The Northern Territory managed to secure ten awards from a total of twenty one categories at the ceremony in Cairns last Friday. Coffs Coast Aboriginal Discovery Outdoor Centre Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more