Posted on 19/11/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks
Phillip Island Wins Silver for Major Tourism Attraction at RACV Victorian Tourism Awards
Phillip Island Nature Parks has won the Silver Award for the prestigious ‘Major Tourism Attraction’ category of the Victorian Tourism Awards held in Melbourne tonight.
The highly competitive Major Tourism Attraction award recognises natural or built tourist attractions that attract amongst the highest visitor numbers during the qualifying period for Victoria. The Silver Winner is awarded to the second highest scoring entrant above 75%.
“We are delighted to achieve this award that publicly demonstrates Phillip Island Nature Parks’ major contribution to Victorian tourism,” Phillip Island Nature Parks CEO Matthew Jackson said of the win.
“We are focused on tourism excellence and our award-winning tourism and environmental programs underwrite the quality visitor experience we deliver.”
“We were proud to showcase our eligibility for this award with our record visitor numbers achieved in 2014-15, our reputation within and contribution to the tourism industry, our focus on tourism excellence and our quality team.
“We would also like to congratulate 3 other Phillip Island organisations for their achievements at the Awards, with the Phillip Island and Bass Coast Visitor Information Centre winning the Gold in the Visitor Information Services category, Wildlife Coast Cruises winning the Silver in the Tour and Transport Services category and Exceptional Phillip Island Tours nominated as a finalist in the New Tourism Business category.
Phillip Island Nature Parks is Victoria’s most visited regional attraction with 1,257,999 visitors in 2014-15.
The Penguin Parade also recorded the highest number (145,000) of Chinese visitors compared with any other Victorian tourism attraction.
The Nature Parks employs 227 people and contributes over $402.5 million to the Victorian economy per annum. (Source Ernst & Young 2013-14)