Freo takes gold at 2014 WA tourism awards


Well done to the exceptional staff at the City of Fremantle on winning both gold and bronze medals at the 2014 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards.

The City took gold in the Local Government Award for tourism category and the City-owned and operated Fremantle Visitor Centre took bronze in the Visitor Information and Services category. Also making the finals was the City’s 2013 AFL Grand Final Broadcast & Street Festival

The 42nd annual awards, which recognise tourism excellence in Western Australia, were announced on Saturday night (25 October) at a gala ceremony held at Crown Perth.

City of Fremantle Economic Development & Marketing Manager, Mr Tom Griffiths said the awards recognised the City’s commitment to retaining and enhancing Fremantle’s unique tourism appeal.

“Fremantle’s tourism industry is critical to its ongoing sustainability as WA’s second city, so we place the utmost importance on making sure our marketing and visitor information services are industry leading,” Mr Griffiths said.

“Over the past year the City’s marketing and visitor centre teams have done a superb job of increasing Fremantle’s appeal as a tourist destination with a range of new campaigns underpinned by our new Fremantle. Be part of the story marketing strategy. We’ve had a lot of help from across the organisation and a great deal of council support so the award truly was a team effort.

“It also comes at an important time with Fremantle transforming via a council-led revitalisation strategy which has seen the CBD development pipeline recently exceed $1 billion. This includes a range of new hotels, short stay apartments and other hospitality developments that will help sustain Fremantle’s growing tourism industry and continue to attract visitors from both Australia and overseas,” Mr Griffiths said.

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