Queensland Tourism Awards 2018
Gold Rush for Red Cat Adventures at Queensland Tourism Awards
The team at Red Cat Adventures proved they have the Midas touch by walking away from the 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards with not one, but two gold awards.The family-owned business, which prides itself on giving guests the experience of a lifetime around the Whitsunday islands and at Paradise Cove Resort, took the top spots in Adventure Tourism and Major Tour and Transport Operators.
This state-wide success follows a similar gold rush at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards. In addition to winning these categories at a regional level, Red Cat Adventures sales and marketing manager Chloe Autridge won the Young Achiever Award and the company shared in receipt of the Destination Marketing Award for playing an integral part in the hugely successful ‘Joshua’s Whitsunday Wedding Campaign’.
Red Cat owners Julie and Asher Telford said to have now also achieved recognition at Queensland level was a great honour. “To win gold at awards like this is huge for our business and a tribute to our amazing crew who work so hard to give every guest an adventure they’ll never forget,” Julie said.
“Our staff are passionate, they love what they do, and there’s no ‘I’ in our team, which is one of the reasons we are celebrating this success.”
Asher Telford said innovation also played an important role.“We’re constantly bringing new products to the market and thinking outside the box, which this year has even included diversifying into weddings and events,” he said.
“We provide a one-stop shop encompassing every level of adventure, from sleeping under the stars on the deck of a catamaran, to whizzing around the Whitsunday islands on fast, comfortable boats, to relaxing at a resort.
“We have something for any traveller who comes to the Whitsundays – from couples on honeymoons, to families with children to youth travellers on backpacking trips.”
All of the Red Cat Adventures products offer travellers iconic Whitsunday experiences including swimming in crystal clear waters, snorkelling in sheltered bays, and enjoying walks on idyllic beaches and through the Australian bush.
Thundercat Whitsundays is an exhilarating day boat suitable for a wide range of travellers including singles, couples, families and groups.
Tongarra Whitsundays is a two-day, two-night sailing adventure aimed at backpackers travelling on a budget.
Ride to Paradise is an all-inclusive resort stay package showcasing the best of the Whitsundays and the privately-owned Paradise Cove Resort.