Mon, October 07, 2013

Lasseters in Alice Springs has taken home the coveted Large Tourism Operator Award at Tourism Central Australia’s awards evening,  which was held on Friday 4 October.

Jaclyn Thorne, GM of Tourism Central Australia said; “We would like to congratulate Lasseters Hotel Casino for winning the Yubu Napa Large Tourism Operator Award at the 2013 Tourism Central Australia Industry Awards. This award recognised Lasseters for their ongoing excellence as a large tourism operator and their vision for growing tourism in Central Australia, as evidenced through their $35 million development. A well deserved win for the Lasseters team and we look forward to the opening of the new Tali restaurant in late October”

The TCA Awards recognise tourism businesses that strive for excellence in every area of their operation and is among the region’s highest accolades.  Judging was based on a written submission addressing the following criterion.

Demonstrate successful promotion of region and visitor experiences
Demonstrate leadership in tourism industry
Commitment to staff professional development and training
Actively supports fellow tourism industry associates
How the business has enhanced visitor experience to the region

Lasseters’ Chief Operating Officer, Chris Sartori said; “We are thrilled with the result; winning the highly competitive Large Tourism Operator Award is an absolute honour and a credit to our team who works tirelessly to exceed our customer expectations.”

The award coincides with the opening of Tali, a new contemporary Australian a la carte restaurant with splashes of the Outback, which is set to open on the 22nd of October.  Tali is part of a venue-wide $35 million redevelopment project.  Demolition has commenced at the northern end of the property to make way for a new hotel reception and health club, which will be completed mid-2014.