Canberra Airport scoops gold at Australian Tourism Awards

Posted 16 April 2015


Last week the Canberra Airport was rewarded for its enterprise over the past 12 months by winning a 2014 Australian Tourism Award in the category of Specialised Tourism Services.

The Canberra Airport received the gold medal at a Gala Dinner in Adelaide and was joined on the winners list by the Canberra Institute of Technology, who received a silver award for Tourism, Education and Training and the National Folk Festival, which won bronze in the Festivals and Events Category.

The Airport has had a large 12 months as it continues its push to bring direct international flights to the nation’s capital.

Their recently completed $2.25 billion expansion investment, including premium office precincts, specialised defence and emergency services centres and a $480 million new airport terminal with international capability, has provided a rejuvenated gateway for all visitors to enter the city.

Their award recognised the outstanding delivery of specialised tourism services that enhance the visitor experience and integrate with other tourism products.

Canberra and the region were represented by 12 finalists at the Awards:

  • Major Tourist Attractions – National Gallery of Australia
  • Tourist Attractions Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
  • Major Festivals and Events Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia – National Library of Australia
  • Festivals and Events – National Folk Festival
  • Ecotourism – Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
  • Specialised Tourism Services – Canberra Airport
  • Tourism Education and Training – Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Luxury Accommodation – Hotel Realm
  • New Tourism Development – Hotel Hotel
  • Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism – Novotel Canberra
  • Local Government Award for Tourism – Yass Valley Council
  • Excellence in Food Tourism – Capital Region Farmers Market

Entries for the 2015 Canberra Tourism Awards will open shortly.