WAs best recognised at national tourism awards by lindash


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									Sheila McHale

Sat 01 March, 2008
WA’s best recognised at national tourism awards.
Portfolio: Tourism
Tourism Minister Sheila McHale has congratulated two Western Australian tourism
businesses for winning a prestigious 2007 Qantas Australian Tourism Award, held in
Canberra last night.

Ms McHale said the Augusta-Margaret River Association and Faraway Bay were
recognised for their excellence and represented the best of what WA’s industry had
to offer.

“The Augusta-Margaret River Association was rewarded in the category of Visitor
Information Services for its commitment to delivering a positive and memorable
experience to visitors,” she said.

“I commend the association for its efforts in providing innovative services and
maximising the holiday experience for visitors to WA.”

The Minister said Faraway Bay, on the State’s remote and spectacular Kimberley
coastline, was honoured in the Unique Accommodation category for its secluded cliff-
top cabins.

“Congratulations go to Faraway Bay’s bush hide-away which offers visitors a
distinctive experience and leads the way with its sound environmental practices,” she

“Our winners could not have come from two more different parts of the State, which
goes to show the rich diversity of WA’s tourism experiences.

“Success in these categories demonstrates WA’s commitment to customer service is
strong and our extraordinary destinations and products are some of the nation’s

Ms McHale said tourism was a key economic driver for WA, delivering $5.7billion into
the economy in 2005-06 and employing 63,000 people.

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