Winners and Awards
CATEGORY 23 - Luxury AccommodationSponsored by WorkPac
Set in acres of lush gardens, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa offers 231 rooms styled to reflect the Asian and colonial foundations of Broome. Couples can select from a range of Studios or private Villa's designed with a courtyard and plunge pool. Families can enjoy Bungalow accommodation or can indulge in one of the three Suites featuring original commissioned artwork from iconic Australian artists.
Silver - Crown Metropol Perth
Bronze - Hyatt Regency Perth
CATEGORY 24 - New Tourism BusinessSponsored by Arthur J Gallagher
New life has been breathed into an iconic heritage building in the center of Perth, left vacant for 20 years but now a celebrated and thriving precinct with luxury hotel COMO The Treasury, stunning dining and drinking offerings and a hand-picked West Australian retail collective. A meticulous restoration has reinvigorated and restored these beautiful buildings. Home to the new 48-room luxury hotel, COMO The Treasury, operations commenced on 15 October 2015, with the official opening by HRH The Prince of Wales on 15 November 2015.
Silver - Sightseeing Pass Australia
Bronze - Live Ningaloo & Set the Hook
CATEGORY 25 - Excellence in Food TourismSponsored by Tourism Western Australia
The Lake House Denmark is a restaurant, cafe and gourmet store located in the Great Southern region in Western Australia. Located just 5 minutes from the town of Denmark and open 7 days per week its the perfect place for visitors to stop for a relaxing bite to eat by the lake, a piece of home-made cake and great coffee or browse in our gourmet store tasting our hand-made Vinofood condiment range featuring the unique flavours of wine and grapes.
Silver - Fervor
Bronze - Kalamunda Farmers Market
CATEGORY 26 - Excellence in Chinese TourismSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Gold - Sandalford Wines
The establishment of Sandalford in 1840 coincided with both the first European settlement at the Colony of Perth and birth of WA’s world famous wine industry. For over 175 years Sandalford has continually adapted and improved to meet the changing needs of the growing market. At the heart of Sandalford’s products and services is its award winning wines, cellar door, fine dining restaurant, and stunning grounds on the iconic Swan River. Sandalford ensures Chinese visitors receive a truly authentic experience and spoken language of Cellar Door staff includes Mandarin and Cantonese giving Chinese guests a sense of comfort.
Silver - Rottnest Fast Ferries
Bronze - Vasse Virgin
CATEGORY 27 - Tourism Education & TrainingSponsored by Guru Productions
Gold - Crown College Perth
Crown College is one of the largest and most successful enterprise-based Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Western Australia, providing customised and innovative learning to employees wishing to build long-term careers in tourism. We have delivered training to thousands of employees, over 2,700 of who have received qualifications from the Tourism, Hospitality and Events package, and the Business Services Training package.
CATEGORY 28 - Local Government Award for TourismSponsored by WA Local Super
Gold - City of Albany
The City of Albany is the principal hub of the Great Southern, providing port, airport, health, community, sporting, recreation, cultural, retail, industrial, financial and agricultural support and services to the region. The City of Albany aims to be Western Australia's most sought after and unique regional city to live, work and visit.
FACET Golden Guide AwardSponsored by Department of Parks & Wildlife
Rusty has been a full time guide since 2012 and works with Segway Tours WA and Two Feet and a Heartbeat providing a range of guided experiences in the City, Fremantle and on Rottnest. Rusty's passion for WA comes from his family's long association with the state, his first ancestor came to the Swan River Colony in 1830. Rusty is a patient and engaging guide and works hard to ensure that all of his guests leave his tours raving about their experience and wanting more.
Sir David Brand MedalSponsored by Qantas
Gold - Clive Johnson
Mandalay Holiday Resort and Tourist Park Owner/Operator Clive Johnson has 44 years involvement in the WA tourism industry, contributing thousands of volunteer hours developing the local industry, as well as the state’s caravan/camping industry. Providing a voice for tourism operators, informing decision makers, mentoring new businesses and fostering young people’s development are all hallmarks of Clive’s lifetime of service. Instrumental in the formation of the MRBTA, Clive’s vision, leadership and perseverance put to rest decades of competition and duplication. An outstanding ambassador for tourism in Western Australia and Australia, Clive is highly deserving of this award.
Sir David Brand Award for TourismSponsored by City of Perth
Gold - ADAMS
A wholly Western Australian owned company operating with over 10 years’ experience ADAMS (and subsidiary ADAMS Pinnacle Tours with over 35 years' operation) is proudly regarded as Western Australia’s leading tour operator. Renowned for their custom-designed fleet of 5-star touring vehicles, visiting many of Western Australia’s premier and iconic attractions in superb comfort is made easy. Their driver guides are an elite group of highly trained environmentally aware professionals with extensive touring and charter experience. They share their experience and stories of Western Australia with customers to ensure every tour is "the experience you come back for."