The Port Arthur Historic Site has been nominated for prestigious awards in both the Tasmanian Tourism Awards and The Australian Travel and Tourism Awards for 2007.
The Historic Site has been nominated in two categories for the Tasmanian awards – Major Tourist Attractions and Heritage & Cultural Tourism. The Port Arthur Historic Site has won awards in the state competition for the past six consecutive years.
The Site is nominated for the Best Heritage Tourism category of the national awards. It is up against heavyweight competition, including such iconic national institutions as the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Canberra institutions the Australian War Memorial and the National Portrait Gallery at Old Parliament House and Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building.
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority CEO, Stephen Large, was delighted by the nominations. “They demonstrate that this Site is offering a compelling visitor experience and delivering it at a high standard,” he said. “Having won at the state level on several occasions keeps us focussed on maintaining and improving our standards of service and presentation, and we hope that this focus will count in our favour at the National awards.”
The Tasmanian Tourism Awards will be announced at a function in Hobart on Friday 2 November. The Australian Travel and Tourism Awards will be awarded in Queensland on November 16.