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Gold Gong for Cumberland Charter Yachts at Queensland Tourism Awards 11:39am, Mon 11 Nov 2019

Last Friday, 13 operators from the Whitsundays, including Cumberland Charter Yachts, attended the Queensland Tourism Awards held on the Sunshine Coast. The glittering event was held at the newly built Sunshine Coast Convention Centre at Novotel Twin Waters.

Recognising businesses that have a solid business plan and continually innovate their products, Cumberland Charter Yachts took out gold for ‘Unique Accommodation’, beating Gilberton Outback Retreat and Cruise Whitsundays – Reefsleep who won silver and bronze respectively.

General Manager Sharon McNally celebrated the night alongside staff and industry partners, and was quick to thank the team at Cumberland Charter Yachts and all of the boat owners.

“Without our investors, who entrust us with their vessels, we wouldn’t have a submission to write for the awards, or have such a wonderful product to offer our customers” said Mrs McNally.

Tourism Whitsunday Chief Executive Officer Tash Wheeler said it is great to see the ongoing participation by Whitsundays operators each year.

“The Whitsundays is a world class tourism destination in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef. It is a diverse destination; over the last 12 months the industry has continued to focus on delivering exceptional experiences.

“We are so proud to have so many of our tourism products represented in the Queensland Tourism Awards each year. A big thank you to Queensland Tourism Industry Council for putting on another wonderful celebration of tourism,” she said.  

Cumberland Charter Yachts are automatically a finalist at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to be held in Canberra in March 2020.

Cumberland Charter Yachts, a multi award-winning company operating for 30 years from Coral Sea Marina in the Whitsundays, offering bareboat holidays on sailing yachts, sailing catamarans and power catamarans across a fleet of 28 vessels.

WHITSUNDAYS WINNERS:

Gold Awards
Red Cat Adventures: Major Tour and Transport Operators
Red Cat Adventures: Adventure Tourism
Cumberland Charter Yachts: Unique Accommodation

Silver Awards
Local Tickets Pty Ltd: Specialised Tourism Services
Ocean Rafting: Major Tour and Transport Operators
Whitsunday Jetski Tours: Adventure Tourism
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort: Caravan and Holiday Parks

Bronze Awards
Whitsunday Coast Airport: Specialised Tourism Services
Cruise Whitsundays: Major Tour and Transport Operators
Ocean Rafting: Adventure Tourism
Cruise Whitsundays Reefsleep: Unique Accommodation
Airlie Beach Volunteer Cruise Ship Ambassador Program: Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group

Highly Commended
Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill: Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Image: (L-R) Sharon McNally General Manager, Charlie Preen Managing Director, Mercedes Ireland Sales & Marketing Manager
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