2014 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s peak Awards – recognising and promoting excellence in tourism.
First established by the Federal Government in 1985, the Australian Tourism Awards are now owned and managed by the National Tourism Alliance, on behalf of the tourism industry. A wide and diverse range of tourism businesses enter their state and territory Tourism Awards. Over 200 reach the prestigious status of becoming a national finalist.
Winners from these finalists are announced at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Ceremony in front of an audience of their industry leaders and peers. The prestigious Hall of Fame trophy is awarded to an entrant who has won the same category for three consecutive years. For both the industry and the consumer an Australian Tourism Award is recognised as a mark of excellence in Australian tourism.
The winners of the 28 business categories at the Brolga Awards are automatically entered into the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards (QATA).
An individual award, Outstanding Contribution by an Individual, is also presented to a member of the tourism industry who over a number of years has greatly contributed to the Australian Tourism Industry.
Visit the Australian Tourism Awards website to view all the winners.
2014 QATA Awards - Northern Territory winners
Indigenous Tourism – Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia
Located at the gateway to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in Central Australia, Voyages Ayers Rock Resort lies in one of Australia’s most remote destinations. Ayers Rock Resort continues to play a leading role as an iconic cultural destination within Australia and deliver best practice Indigenous tourism through providing employment, training and business development opportunities for local Anangu and Indigenous people Australia-wide.
Standard Accommodation – Ibis Styles Katherine
The Ibis Styles Katherine is located just south of Katherine and offers 100 comfortable rooms. Part of the Accor group, Ibis Styles Katherine caters for both the corporate and leisure traveller with the room rate including continental breakfast and 15 minutes free internet access. Galloping Jacks Restaurant and bar is open for breakfast and dinner, with leisure facilities including a pool, tennis court and BBQ area.
Heritage & Cultural Tourism – Venture North Australia
Venture North is a family owned tour company, specialising in taking guests ‘off-the-beaten-track’ in style. Holding a number of special entry permits Venture North enjoys unparalleled access into many restricted regions of the NT including Arnhem Land and the Cobourg Peninsula where they operate the safari-style Cobourg Coastal Camp. With a primary focus on nature and Indigenous culture, Venture North guests are escorted by expert guides on safaris that are educational, enlightening and most of all good fun!
Business Tourism – Uluru Meeting Place
Located at the gateway to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in Central Australia, Uluru Meeting Place is Voyages Ayers Rock Resort’s Meetings, Incentives and Conferences division, providing Business Tourism clients with an exciting range of world class meeting options and unique experiences in one of Australia’s most remote and iconic destinations. Uluru Meeting Place is a stunning architectural structure offering state of the art conference facilities, breakout spaces, boardrooms, AV equipment and multiple outdoor event options capitalising on the landscape.