Three Mornington Peninsula tourism operators are in the running for national recognition at the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Perth next month.
Peninsula Hot Springs, Harmony Bed & Breakfast and the Arthurs Seat Eagle have qualified for the national awards after winning gold at the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards in November.
Peninsula Hot Springs and Harmony Bed & Breakfast, both in Fingal, were also inducted into the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame, having won their respective categories for three consecutive years.
The Mornington Peninsula won a further three silver awards and two bronze awards in November, which Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism chairwoman Tracey Cooper described as a spectacular success. “The Mornington Peninsula tourism industry continues to evolve and these awards play a critical role in the Mornington Peninsula’s growth as a tourism destination,” Tracey said. “It is fantastic to see the region represented and awarded in such a positive and prolific way.”
Our 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards winners were: Gold/Hall of Fame: Peninsula Hot Springs – Ecotourism; Gold/Hall of Fame: Harmony Bed & Breakfast – Hosted Accommodation; Gold: Arthurs Seat Eagle – New Tourism Business; Silver: Crittenden Estate – Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries; Bronze: Mornington Peninsula Brewery – Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries; Silver: Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate – Self-Contained Accommodation; Bronze: Aquabelle Apartments – Self-Contained Accommodation; Silver: Bunyip Tours – Major Tour & Transport Operators.
The Victorian Tourism Awards recognise and encourage tourism businesses that achieve excellence in all areas of their work. Winning an award is the industry’s highest accolade and recipients represent the best in Victoria.