TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards have been revealed, with Queensland hotels rating high on travellers’ lists.
Queensland has been highlighted as a prime holiday destination in TripAdvisor’s new list of their top 10 hotels in Australia, with hotels providing more than just a good night’s sleep for their visitors.
The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor identifies the winners of its 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels according to reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor users. This is the 12th year of the awards.
The Queensland Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey says she wishes to congratulate those who were recognised as one of the top 10 ‘Best Hotels in Australia’ as part of the recent TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards.
“Taking out 7 places in the top 10 is a fantastic achievement for our operators and for the Queensland tourism industry as a whole. As these awards are voted on by the consumer, this is a great sign that the general public like what they are seeing in Queensland.
“Receipt of this award is testament to the commitment to the quality of service shown by Queensland operators,” she says.
She also says the Queensland Government have set an ambitious target to double annual overnight visitor expenditure from $15 billion to $30 billion by 2020.
TripAdvisor Chief Marketing Officer Barbara Messing says they are excited to recognise the world’s best properties based on the opinions of those who know them best- the millions of global travellers who use TripAdvisor.
“For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodation that received 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards is a perfect place to start,” she says.
The seven Queensland hotels featured on the list are spread across the state from the Gold Coast to Port Douglas.
While our New South Wales’ rivals stole the top gong with the luxury Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort in the Blue Mountains, Queenslanders should feel proud to have proven its popularity amongst travellers in the Top 10 List:
Top 10 Hotels in Australia:
1. Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort, Blue Mountains- NSW
2. Xanadu Holiday Resort, Main Beach- QLD
3. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, Cairns- QLD
4. Summit Apartments, Airlie Beach- QLD
5. Grange Resort, Hervey Bay- QLD
6. Ashmore Palms Holiday Village, Ashmore- QLD
7. Qualia Resort, Hamilton Island- QLD
8. Paradise Links Resort, Port Douglas- QLD
9. Oaks on William, Melbourne- VIC
10. Park Hyatt, Sydney- NSW
In total, 7123 unique properties worldwide won TripAdvisor Travellers Choice awards in 2014 with Australia featuring 118 award winners.