Freo Dominates Tourism Awards

It was a BIG NIGHT for Fremantle at the 2022 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Saturday night.

Fremantle-based SeaLink won the Sir David Brand Award for the most outstanding tourism operator.

And Fremantle Prison, SeaLink and City of Fremantle were gold medallists in their categories.

Here are some of the happy City of Freo team winners with Tourism Minister Roger Cook.

The awards night recognises Western Australian tourism businesses across 26 awards categories.

The gold medallists go on to represent WA at the 2022 Australian Tourism Awards.

Apart from Fremantle Prison, Seal Link and City of Fremantle, the other gold medallists included Willie Creek Parl Farm, Optus Stadium, Margaret River Region Open Studios, Live Ningaloo, Bungle Bungle Guided Tours, Mandurah Visitor Centre, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, The Hike Collective, Core Cider House, Sin Gin Distillery, Esperance Lancelin Holiday Park, Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge, Tree Chalets, Broadwater Resort Busselton, Onslow Beach Resort, COMO The Treasury and Fly Rottnest Island.

One of the driving forces behind the development of Aboriginal tourism in Western Australia, Doc Reynolds – the outgoing chair of the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council – was awarded the Sir David Brand Medal for Tourism, the highest honour for his outstanding contribution to the tourism industry by an individual.

Tourism Minister Roger Cook congratulated all the winners and finalists at the gala event and said –

“WA is fortunate to have so many outstanding people working in tourism who clearly love celebrating our wonderful State.

“WA has so much to offer to tourists and the range and breadth of our tourism experiences are growing every year.

“The Walking on a Dream campaign has had enormous impact in raising awareness of WA. What tourists are finding when they get here is some of the best tourism operators and experiences in the world.

“Can I also extend my heartfelt congratulations to Doc Reynolds for his outstanding contribution to the Aboriginal tourism industry.”

So, now it’s off to the ‘nationals’ for the Freo connected gold medallists.


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