Golden night for the NT at national tourism awards

It was a golden night for the Northern Territory at the prestigious Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, with local tourism operators winning three gold medals at the gala event in Melbourne.

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia won the gold medal for Best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism for the second year straight for their unique and authentic Aboriginal visitor experiences for every taste and budget at the Ayers Rock Resort.

The gold medal for Best Visitor Information Services was awarded to the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre. The Centre was re-located to a prime location in the Todd Mall with the assistance of the Northern Territory Government in 2013 and the move has paid off with visitor numbers up.  The Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre was also the first Australian visitor centre to introduce a queueing system that also collates market research data.

Other Central Australian winners were:

  • the Alice Springs Convention Centre won the silver medal for the Business Event Venue
  • the silver medal for Adventure Tourism and the bronze medal for Tour and Transport Operators was awarded to Uluru Camel Tours
  • AAT Kings was presented with the silver medal for Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services
  • Geoff McGeary OAM, the founder and owner of Australia Pacific Tours (APT) was named an Australian Tourism Legend.

Last updated: 26 June 2017