Press Release: Blue Moon Cottages Win Gold At Qantas 2013 Australian Tourism Awards

Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats are proud to announce that Blue Moon Cottages have won gold at the Qantas 2013 Australian Tourism Awards.

[Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. 11 February, 2014] – Blue Moon Cottages won a gold award at the Qantas 2013 Australian Tourism Awards ceremony held on 7 February 2014 at Luna Park, Sydney. The annual awards ceremony is now in its 29th year and celebrates the highest achievements of Australian tourism businesses.

Blue Moon Cottages took top honours in the Standard Accommodation category, while South Australia’s Narnu Farm placed second with silver and Northern Territory’s Ibis Styles Katherine received bronze. The Qantas Awards feature 28 categories in total.

Sian West of Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats was overwhelmed but delighted by the Qantas Award and thanked Tourism Victoria and Mornington Peninsula for their support, as well as her dedicated team of staff, husband and two boys. Sian said on accepting the award, “Along with the bad there is good, and hard work, dedication and passion will allow you to achieve anything you set your mind to”.

The Qantas Award comes on the back of Blue Moon Cottages induction into the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame in November last year. The tourism business joined the coveted Hall of Fame after winning a Victorian Tourism Award for a third consecutive year.

Overall Victoria won three golds at the Qantas Awards, two up from last year, and Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) Chief Executive, Dianne Smith commented “that it was a sign of how the standard of [the tourism] industry in Victoria is going from strength to strength”.

About Blue Moon Cottages

Blue Moon Cottages are situated in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula and attract couples, groups and families seeking a peaceful beach retreat. The three restored 1940s cottages are stylish and character filled, and have added extras such as spa baths, log fires and free WiFi. They are self-contained, completely private, and can be rented separately or as a group.

Guests are made to feel welcome with the personalised service Sian and her team offers and benefit from the many optional extras such as as breakfast hampers, pamper parties, dinners and spa packages.

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Telephone: (03) 9775 4015