Albany, must see town in WA.

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If you need proof to see if Albany is the best town in WA, then look no further.

Albany has been crowned as the only WA town to win this year’s Wotif Aussie Town of the Year Awards and was also ranked as the second best town in Australia.

The town was neck in neck with the number one Aussie town of the year, Victoria’s coastal town, Port Fairy but received the same high accommodation review scores.

Wotif Travel Expert Chris Milligan said Albany’s tourism growth and high accommodation scores were the reason for it to be the second best town in Australia.

“Albany tourist demand grows over 25 percent last year and the accommodation in town are also highly affordable and was ranked over 4 out 5 by Wotif travellers,” he said.

Albany tourism number grows with the help of unique historical events such as Armistice Day as well as Field of Lights installation which brought more than 50,000 visitors to town.

Mr Milligan said the Aussie Town of the Year Awards main objective is to recognise unique locations across the country and their contribution into Australian tourism.

“This year we also included traveller review ratings into our award, which is a nice lens to put through as well,” he said.

“Last year we didn’t have the traveller review rating – so this year it really change the top 10 town results and changed them for the better.”

During last year’s awards, Bunbury was the only WA town that was included in Wotif’s top ten Aussie town award, and Mr Milligan said that has been a big boost to town.

“Since then accommodation in Bunbury increases by 20 percent, so hopefully that trend continues and the demand for Albany continue to grow as well,” he said.

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