first_imgWestern Australian experiences Scoop National Tourism AwardsWestern Australian experiences Scoop National Tourism AwardsSeaplane adventures, Aboriginal culture, food and wine and unique places to stay are just some of Western Australia’s award winning tourism experiences recognized at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, held last night at the new-state-of-the-art Optus Stadium in Perth.Taking home a record 14 awards, West Australian tourism businesses won eight gold, four silver and two bronze medals from the 25 categories.WA gold medal winners include:Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures – Adventure TourismHorizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, Horizontal Hotel – Unique AccommodationSwan River Seaplanes – New Tourism BusinessSandalford Wines – Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and BreweriesFremantle Prison – Cultural TourismBeach House at Bayside – Hosted AccommodationSwan Valley Visitor Centre – Visitor Information ServicesAustralia’s North West – Destination MarketingSilverKooljaman at Cape Leveque – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander TourismTwo Feet and a Heartbeat – Excellence in Food TourismAviair – Major Tour and Transport OperatorRAC Cervantes Holidays – Caravan and Holiday ParksBronzeSightseeing Pass Australia – Specialised Tourism OperatorRendezvous Hotel Scarborough – Business Event VenueThe wins follow recent accolades for Western Australia, with Perth named ‘Capital of Cool’ by CNN Travel and the Australian Financial Review, while CNN Travel and Fairfax Media’s Traveller also named Perth among its recommended places to visit in 2018. All articles highlighted Perth’s new dining, small bar, accommodation, cultural and entertainment offerings as a drawcard for Australians and international visitors.Experiencing a holiday in Perth has never been easier with new and more affordable accommodation and direct flight services, such as the much anticipated Qantas 787 Dreamliner services, which start in late March and will connect London and Perth non-stop.About the Qantas Australian Tourism AwardsThe awards, which have been operating for more than 30 years, recognise and celebrate Australia’s best tourism businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence. More than 800 people from across the country including Federal and State tourism ministers, CEOs of tourism bodies and tourism industry leaders attended the awards gala dinner.For a full list of winners visit https://qualitytourismaustralia.com/australian-tourism-awards/.For more information on Western Australia visit westernaustralia.comSource = Tourism Western Australialast_img read more

first_imgSkyscanner investigates the world of ambiguous airports, where the airport is actually nowhere near the city it claims to serve.Since when has Oxford been in London? For that matter; when did Stansted, Luton or Gatwick get a London postcode?If you jumped on a train that said it was going to London, but it was actually bound for Oxford, you’d be pretty annoyed. And rightly so. So how come they can get away with it when it comes to airports?Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder and director commented:”It’s easy to get caught out by flying to an airport that is miles away from where you want to be, especially if you’re not familiar with your destination, and that low price flight could easily be offset by the cost of a bus or taxi fare. Double check the airport location before your book, especially when flying on low-cost airlines.”Some of the Worst Offenders 1. Munich West (Memmingen) – 70 miles (112km) from central Munich2. Oslo (Torp) – 68 miles (110km) from central Oslo3. Frankfurt (Hahn) – 68 miles (110km) from central Frankfurt4. London (Oxford) – 60 miles (97km) from central London5. Stockholm (Skavsta) – 59 miles (95km) from central Stockholm6. Barcelona (Girona) – 58 miles (94km) from central Barcelona7. Barcelona (Reus) – 58 miles (94km) from central Barcelona8. Paris (Beauvais ) – 55miles (88km) from central Paris9. Dusseldorf (Weeze) – 50 miles (80 km) from central Dusseldorf10. London (Stansted) – 40 miles (64km) from central London11. Tokyo (Narita) – 37 miles (60km) from central Tokyo12. Verona (Brescia) – 33 miles (53km) from central Verona13. Glasgow (Prestwick) – 32 miles (51km) from central Glasgow14. London (Luton) – 32 miles (51km) from central London15. Milan (Bergamo) – 31 miles (50km) from central MilanAnd some of the Closest Airports1. Taipei Sungshan Airport – 3 miles (5km) from central Taipei2. Salt Lake City Airport – 3 miles (5km) from central Salt Lake City3. San Diego Airport – 3 miles (5km) fro central San Diego4. Tallinn Airport – 3 miles (5km) from central Tallinn5. Belfast (George Best) – 3 miles (5km) from central Belfast6. Wellington Airport – 4 miles (7km) from central Wellington7. Honolulu Airport – 4 miles (7km) from central Honolulu8. Lisbon Airport – 4 miles (7km) from central Lisbon9. Bucharest Otopeni Airport – 4 miles (7km) from central Bucharest10. Mexico City Juarez International – 4miles (7km) from central Mexico11. Cagliari Aiport – 5 miles (9km) from central Cagliari12. London City Airport – 6 miles (10km) from central London13. Warsaw Airport – 6 miles (10km) from central Warsaw14. Vancouver Airport – 8 miles (13km) from central Vancouver15. Edinburgh Airport- 8 miles (13km) from central EdinburghRead more: Satellite Airports; do you know where you’re going? ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWorld’s most misleadingly named airports revealed by SkyscannerFrom Stansted to Stockholm, we reveal the 15 airports that are furthest away from where they say there are – and the closest.Satellite Airports – do you know where you’re going?Barry, who co-founded Skyscanner, comes from near Luton and he wouldn’t describe himself as a Londoner.New London Southend Airport opensAdding yet another airport to the capital’s collection, London Southend Airport opened its new Passenger Terminal this weeklast_img read more