Whitsunday Tourism Award 2012 – Backpacker Accommodation
The Whitsunday Tourism Awards are the region’s premier tourism event, established to pay tribute to the enormous contribution made by the region’s tourism operators and service providers and to encourage excellence within the industry.
It takes a team to create an Award Winning Backpackers Resort.
Magnums Backpackers was nominated for this year’s Whitsunday Tourism Awards in the category ‘Backpacker Accommodation’ this category was also open to all other backpacker businesses situated all along the Whitsunday Coast.
Safe to say – we went completely troppo when it was announced that we’d won the Award!
Four members (Jenni Burdett, Elizabeth Hackett, Vicki Kohler, Evelyn Anderson) of a team of 30, dressed in their best, were there to receive the award and celebrate the evening.
We are sooooooo proud of our team, and would like to thank all of our wonderful staff from housekeeping to front desk and accounts, we can’t quite believe what a great team we have onboard, a team who have all worked so hard to get to where we are today!
It was great to see so many tourism operators with whom we work with on the evening. We could not be any prouder to be both a Whitsundays accommodation provider and local agent for the amazing operators that put their life and soul into promoting their businesses and the Whitsunday region.
Winning this year meant so much to us as Finalists and Winners only make it through if an entry is judged to be of very high standard where the judging panel entrants score over 75% or higher.
In addition to having a judge spend time on-site to test and review our product, we also had to put together a 30 page written submission addressing such issues as business analysis, community involvement, marketing, professional development and environmental sustainability.
Magnums Backpackers used the award process as part of a yearly strategic planning.
This allowed us to review our objectives and achievements for the past year for the award submission but at the same time plan for the upcoming year, not just financial goals but areas such as customer service and innovation. The mere fact that we are prepared to go through such rigorous critiquiing tells you a lot about our resort and our product.
Thank you, thank you thank you!!
A big thank you to everyone for all your support including the amazing event sponsors – please check out our Facebook page for pictures and Whitsunday MAD or the Whitsundays Times for details of all the 2012 Winners and Finalists.