Peter Gutwein,Premier & Minister for Tourism
When it comes to tourism, Tasmania is world class and last night’s tourism awards were a spectacular recognition of our success.
I was very proud to be with our tourism operators at this year’s Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, with Tasmania taking home an extraordinary 17 awards out of the 25 categories. That’s more medals than any other state or territory.
Recognised were a suite of world class experiences, businesses and events, which demonstrate the breadth and depth of our incredible offerings as a state.
For years Tasmania has quietly pursued the extraordinary, and we have definitely set ourselves apart from the crowd.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is the strongest supporter of our tourism industry, which injects $2.5 billion into our economy and supports more than 42,000 local jobs.
On behalf of the Tasmanian Government I congratulate all the entrants and medallists at this year’s awards.
The Tasmanian medal winners for 2020 were:
Port Arthur Historic Site – Major Tourist Attractions
MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019- Major Festivals and Events
The Maria Island Walk – Ecotourism
Roaring 40°s Kayaking – Adventure Tourism
Ashdowns of Dover Bed & Breakfast- Hosted Accommodation
Ibis Styles Hobart – Standard Accommodation
MACq 01 Hotel – Deluxe Accommodation
The Unconformity – Festivals and Events
Hadley’s Orient Hotel – Cultural Tourism
Launceston Airport – Specialised Tourism Services
Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre – Visitor Information Centre
Gordon River Cruises – Tour and Transport Operators
Bangor Vineyard Shed – Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries
Stillwater SEVEN – Stillwater Restaurant and SEVEN Rooms – New Tourism Business
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys – Major Tour and Transport Operators
Air Mofo- Destination Marketing
Avalon Coastal Retreat- Self Contained Accommodation