Over 800 guests gathered at Crown Perth to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards, Awards that recognise tourism excellence and reflect the passion and professionalism of tourism operators in Western Australia.
Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said “the Awards have a tremendous history and forty years on they remain the most prominent in the tourism industry.”
The evening saw winners and medallists awarded in 31 categories, ending with the presentation of the Sir David Brand Award for Tourism to Challenger Institute of Technology, School of Hospitality & Tourism. This Award, chosen from the 2012 gold medallists, recognises an outstanding achievement by an organisation in promoting or servicing the WA tourism industry.
Margaret Wilson, who has had a long and distinguished association with tourism in Western Australia, was awarded the Sir David Brand medal for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual.