Tourism’s biggest and brightest night of the year, the Australian Tourism Awards, brings together the best of Australia’s tourism and hospitality providers and recognizes those who excel within the industry. The 2013 awards were attended by the Hon. Andrew Robb, federal minister for trade and investment and the Hon. George Souris, minister for tourism and major events in attendance.
The evening is the culmination of a year’s dedication and effort to provide the best services, attractions and facilities to the 6.1 million people who visited Australia during 2013. Hosted by the National Tourism Alliance, the award categories include attractions and accommodation, education, tourism services and tourism marketing.
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School won the tourism education and training award. The school was nominated for the Australian Tourism Awards after winning the gold award for tourism education and training at the New South Wales tourism awards in November last year. Blue Mountains is a leading provider of hotel and resort management education in Australia with over 3,000 graduates working in senior management positions around the world.
"This is a remarkable achievement for the faculty, staff and students of the school. This award demonstrates our commitment to education and training of students, staff professional development, innovation in teaching and learning and environmental sustainability and community. Winning this prestigious award at a national level is a great honor," said Guy Bentley, chief executive officer at Blue Mountains.
Details of the awards can be viewed at australiantourismawards.com.au