Published on : Monday, November 27, 2017
On Wednesday night, the Crown Towers in Perth hosted Australia’s export tourism industry where exceptional performers of the sector were recognized at the annual Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Excellence Awards.
The awards identified the most outstanding contribution of an individual, along with young achiever of the year and other excellent industry commitment, with Captain Trevor Haworth Outstanding Contribution of this year by an Individual to the Tourism Export Industry won by Tony Liu of Jade Express.
“Tony has been a trailblazer for inbound Asian tourism and a passionate ATEC advocate for several decades including as one of the founding members of ATEC’s Asian Tourism Advisory Panel,” ATEC Chairman, Denis Pierce said.
“He has shown amazing leadership in shaping Australia’s success in securing markets from Asia and is greatly respected throughout the tourism industry.”
Sarah Dudek from WA’s Seashells Hospitality Group, a graduate of ATEC’s ELITE Program received the Len Taylor Young ATEC Award for Leadership for 2017. “Sarah is passionate about the tourism industry and she has been instrumental in revitalising WA’s Young ATEC network since she took over the role of chair in 2015 – leading the organisation of mentoring events for Young ATEC members in WA with enthusiasm and passion. Sarah is a fantastic example of leadership in our sector and a valuable asset to the industry.”