Finalists in the prestigious 2016 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards were announced this evening at an event attended by more than 130 tourism operators and industry representatives.
The Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards, now in its 44th year, highlight the quality and diversity of tourism attractions, amenities and experiences that Western Australia has to offer.
Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said the Perth Airport Tourism Awards reflected the passion and professionalism of tourism operators in WA and these awards showcased the best in the industry.
“The high standard of the entries in this year’s awards has resulted in a highly competitive awards process, according to the panel of judges,” he said.
“The Awards allow us to acknowledge the operators and individuals from all facets of the industry for the high quality standard they are upholding.”
This year has seen a threefold increase in the number of finalists in the New Tourism Business category, from three last year to nine this year.
“This outcome reflects the growing importance of tourism to the State economy. As more people recognise how crucial tourism will be to the future of the State, more and more high-quality tourism businesses are being established,” Mr Hall said.
Perth Airport Executive General Manager External Affairs & Information Technology Fiona Lander said Perth Airport was pleased to continue as the naming rights sponsor of the 2016 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards, in recognition of the importance of tourism in Western Australia.
“As the gateway to Western Australia, Perth Airport plays a critical role in supporting the tourism industry. The many operators throughout Western Australia are critical to our State being able to grow as a tourism destination, and these awards aim to celebrate and reward excellence,” Ms Lander said.
The winners of the 2016 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards will be announced at a gala dinner held on 12 November at Crown Perth. The gold medallists will go on to represent Western Australia at the national Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.
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