Albany attractions scoop awards

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser

The National Anzac Centre, the Lake House in Denmark and the City of Albany were among many businesses to take home WA Tourism awards on Saturday night.

The best of tourism in Western Australian was celebrated on Saturday at the 2017 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner with 29 gold medals and two individual accolades awarded to industry leaders at Crown Perth.

The awards showcase the best in the industry and are judged on outstanding customer service, innovation and ongoing business excellence.

Tourism Council WA chief executive Evan Hall said each and every year the awards were contended by high-calibre and industry-leading businesses who dedicated their lives to showcasing the State to visitors.

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“Everyone who enters the awards is passionate about offering amazing experiences to our visitors and we continue to see great diversity among the businesses and individuals who enter the awards, and ultimately take home the medals, each year,” he said.

“The awards program has a long-held history of recognising the great quality among our tourism operators, which it has done now for 45 years.”

The National Anzac Centre took home a bronze medal in the Major Attractions category and the Museum of the Great Southern, Western Australian Museum won bronze for Cultural Tourism.

Western Australian Museum Albany
Camera IconWestern Australian Museum Albany Credit: Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

The Lake House in Denmark took home a gold medal for Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services and a silver in the Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries category and the Excellence in Food Tourism.

The Beach House at Bayside were also Gold Medallists in the Hosted Accommodation category.

The City of Albany won gold in the Local Government Award for Tourism.

Gold medallists in categories 1 to 25 will represent WA at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards at Perth Stadium on February 23.

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