Voyages wins Brolga awards
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia has once again been awarded the highest honour in the Northern Territory winning Brolga Awards for both Indigenous Tourism and Business Tourism at a gala event in Darwin on Saturday night.
“It is especially exciting to win both categories once again this year,” said Voyages CEO Andrew Williams.
“To be awarded the highest accolade in the Northern Territory for two such important categories is a fantastic endorsement of the success of the entire team,” said Andrew.
“Following last year’s Brolga wins Voyages went on to be awarded a Gold Award in the Business Event Category at the Australian Tourism Awards and it will be great to compete at the highest level in the country again this year,” said Andrew.
“Excellence in Indigenous Tourism is core to our vision at Ayers Rock Resort and to receive recognition for the achievement of this for the second year in a row is very gratifying,” said Andrew.
The Brolga for Indigenous Tourism was awarded not only for the creation and delivery of a daily suite of free Indigenous guest activities that include spear and boomerang throwing lessons, cultural dance performances, garden walks and more but also the significant achievements made in Indigenous employment training and development.
The Business Tourism Award won by the Uluru Meeting Place recognizes not only the superior facilities for meetings and events that are available to guests but also the breadth of options for unique team building activities that are available to delegates.
In a further endorsement of the destination, an additional six Brolgas were awarded local operators. Uluru Camel Tours scored a hat trick with Brolgas for Tourist Attraction, Festival and Events and Tour and Transport Operator, AAT Kings for both Major Tour and Transport Operator and the Uluru BBQ Dinner and Outback Cycling, who hire bikes to ride around the base of Uluru, were awarded the Brolga for New Tourism Development.
“We work together with our business partners to ensure an overall excellent guest experience at the destination, and we would like to extend our congratulations to them for being recognized as the best in the Northern Territory in so many categories,” said Andrew.
Minster for Tourism Matt Conlan congratulated the business on its Brolga success.
“Ayers Rock Resort and the Uluru Meeting Place continue to raise the bar and set the standard for Indigenous tourism experiences around the country.
“The facilities and service at the Meeting Place help position Uluru as a world-class business events and holiday destination and I wish the business all the very best as they attempt to claim back-to-back Gold at next year’s Qantas Australian Tourism Awards,” said Mr Conlan.