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Award success for North West Tourism operators

first_imgSource = Australia’s North West Tourism The tourism industry of Western Australia honoured its high achievers at a gala event on Saturday at the Burswood Entertainment Complex, with many of the category winners coming from the State’s North.CEO of Australia’s North West, Glen Chidlow, paid credit to industry representatives of the region, saying “The tourism operators in the North West are excellent ambassadors for the Pilbara and Kimberley, and they continue to deliver a world class experience for the many visitors to the region.”The big winner on the night was the Willie Creek Pearl Farm, who commenced proceedings by receiving lifetime achievement awards in several categories, before finishing the evening with winning the prestigious Sir David Brand Award for Tourism. A family operated business, Willie Creek Pearl Farm has positioned itself as a must-do tour for visitors to Broome, and has helped greatly in providing a better understanding of the pearling industry and its importance to Broome.The recently re-constructed Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat, located just to the south of Broome, also excelled in collecting 3 category awards; Indigenous Tourism, Unique Accommodation, and the Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism.Other North West category winners on the night included the Pinctada Cable Beach Spa Resort for Luxury Accommodation, The Kununurra Country Club Resort for Deluxe Accommodation, Kimberley Wild Expeditions for Tour/Transport Operator, Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises for Ecotourism, and the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster for Festivals and Events.The Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa also received a lifetime achievement award in the category of Luxury Accommodation. Other finalists from the region also received recognition for silver and bronze awards in their respective categories including Home Valley Station, the Kununurra Visitor Centre, Habitat Resort Broome and Uptuyu Adventures.“The North West may be rich in natural attractions but it is the operators themselves who have made the region such a sort-after holiday destination” said Mr Chidlow.“The success of the region as a world class destination is testament to their passion and expertise.”last_img

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