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ADAMS wins WA’s prestigious tourism award


Bus and coach service provider, ADAMS, has taken out the top tourism award from 79 medallists and award winners honoured at the prestigious 2016 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards held in November.

Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett said the company won the Sir David Brand Award for Tourism for outstanding achievement in servicing the Western Australian tourism industry. “ADAMS prides itself on offering a high-quality fleet and providing the best possible travel experience for clients,” Mr Barnett said. “I would like to congratulate the company on taking out the top prize, as well as gold in the Major Tour and Transport Operators category.”

Award recipients included:

  • Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster – Festivals and Events
  • COMO The Treasury at the State Buildings – New Tourism Business
  • Vinofood – The Lake House Denmark – Excellence in Food Tourism
  • Whiteman Park – Major Tourist Attractions

Koomal Dreaming and Top Drop Tours were also inducted into the Hall of Fame for winning in the same category for three consecutive years. Winners in 24 categories automatically become finalists in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, to be held in February 2017

Established in 1972 and organised by the Tourism Council WA, the awards have recognised and celebrated excellence in the tourism industry for more than 40 years. The Premier said. “Tourism is a vital industry for WA, contributing $9.6 billion to the State’s economy in visitor spend and generating about 97,000 jobs last financial year,” he said. “It is important we continue to recognise and celebrate the hard work of all the tourism businesses which contribute to the industry’s success.”

The State Government has a goal to increase the value of tourism in the State to $12 billion by 2020.

For a full list of winners, visit