Press Release - Thursday, 12 July 2012
The 2012 Hall of Fame Tourism Award Winners prove Norfolk Island is a must do
The Norfolk Island 2012 Tourism Award winners were named on June 19th and taking top prize was Forrester Court Cliff Top Cottages, The Olive Café, The Travel Centre; all made the Hall of Fame for winning in their category three years in a row. With such a high quality of product, the Travel Industry is discovering there is more to Norfolk Island ………
An intimate, family owned, eco property Forrester Court Cliff Top Cottages recently hosted Australia’s riches woman Gina Rinehart. The 5 Star self contained luxury cottages provide the perfect base for the most discerning traveller with native birds, and spectacular waterfalls that can be seen from the property after the rains. With a glass of local wine, relax on the bench overlooking Cascade and watch the Whales frolic in the Bay. For the ultimate night in, your own Personal Chef will create a special menu of local, seasonal produce served on an expansive deck with that unforgettable view.
The Islands motto of paddock to the plate is showcased by The Olive Café. The Olive Café pride’s itself on the season menu, utilising all of the local produce and livestock while offering the perfect place to start the day; a favourite for locals and visitors alike.
Cementing its status as the Islands premier group and events specialists, The Travel Centre Norfolk Island has crafted their winning formula by focusing on special interest and group travel. With the endless range of special event and tournament opportunities on Norfolk Island, the itineraries are only limited by the imagination; from the Hardys ProAM on the worlds only World Heritage golf course, Bounty Day at Kingston, First Fleet Celebrations, Jazz in the Pines week-long Festival, Line Dancing, Quilting, Ballroom Dancing, Squash and much, much more. Offering a very special venue for tailor-made holiday packages including weddings, family reunion and special occasions; The Travel Centre will show there is more to Norfolk Island.
Glen Buffett, General Manager, Norfolk Island Tourism said:
“The awards are central to the success of Norfolk Island tourism and our delivery of the World of Norfolk Experience. All winners demonstrated more than just excellence in product development, business planning, marketing and customer service; they also were able to show how our brand strengths of diversity and connectivity can be infused in a business approach for sustainable tourism in the future. Congratulations to all involved.”
This is the fifth year that Norfolk Island Tourism has organised the awards, and it wouldn’t be possible without major sponsor Air New Zealand. The local businesses were judged by Australian national tourism veterans John Atkin (Chief Judge), Trish Denny and Bob Hagley