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National Finalist Whitsunday Coast Airport

The team at Whitsunday Coast Airport proudly represented the region at the 2024 Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin last Friday night.

This is the first time our local airport has progressed to the national awards and Director of Commercial Businesses for Whitsunday Regional Council, Craig Turner, said he was thrilled to attend the event.

“When you look at the quality of businesses that went to the awards you can see the incredible standard we have right here in the Whitsundays,” he said.

“We really are a destination that can be proud of the many varied offerings we have here.”

Mr Turner added that there are many reasons Whitsunday Coast Airport made it to the nationals.

“We are not a traditional airport, we are an airport that is extremely customer facing and it’s all about the experience with us,” he explained.

“We want people to have a good time with us and when they are leaving, we want them to dream about the next time they are coming back.”

Features such as the colourful Aquarium, the interactive animal screen and high quality in-house café are just some of the ways Whitsunday Coast Airport stands out in the pack.

Nominated in the Retail, Hire, Services category, Whitsunday Coast Airport were a finalist at the national awards and look forward to returning next year with a chance of claiming a medal.

Mr Turner says he’s also excited about entering the category for the Best Tourism Marketing Campaign next year.

Marianne Goldman, Marketing and Administration Officer Aviation and Tourism, Mayor Julie Hall and Director of Commercial Business for Whitsunday Regional Council, Craig Turner at the Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin. Photo supplied

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