Melbourne wins at Australian Tourism Awards

Melbourne was well-represented at the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, with notable placements in three categories. 

Held in Launceston on 1 March, the awards showcase the best in outstanding customer service, innovation and ongoing business excellence. They were presented in front of 800 industry peers and officials from across Australia. 

Daniel Gschwind, chair of the Australian Tourism Awards, congratulated all the winners and finalists from across Australia: “To reach the finalists stage of the Australian Tourism Awards is a great honour in itself and all finalists should be immensely proud of their efforts. The winners from tonight’s event truly are the best of the best, with a lot of strong competition across all categories."

The Melbourne winners at the awards are as follows:

Major Festivals & Events
Gold: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Qld
Silver: Formula 1 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Vic
Bronze: Splendour in the Grass 2017, NSW

Major Tour & Transport Operators
Gold: Red Cat Adventures, Qld
Silver: Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Tas
Bronze: SkyBus, Vic

Tour & Transport Operators
Gold: Kimberley Quest, WA
Silver: Ocean Safari, Qld
Bronze: Autopia Tours — Small Group Adventures, Vic