Want some feel-good news for your Tuesday? We got it right here.
Because the AAT Kings have not only won an award, but they’ve also helped clean up the environment!
After taking home the prize for the Major Tour and Transport Operator category for the sixth consecutive time at the Brolga Awards in Darwin, the AAT Kings team also participated in the inaugural Tiwi Clean Up.
ICYMI, the Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards (Brolga Awards) are the official tourism awards program for the Northern Territory. The Brolga Awards recognise and encourage tourism businesses that strive for excellence in every area of their operation.
Oh, and did we mention that the winners of the Brolga Awards business categories will go on to represent the Northern Territory at the Australian Tourism Awards to be held in Launceston in March 2019? That deserves a round of applause if you ask us.
However, so does the Tiwi Clean Up! Working with their Tiwi Tours colleagues and on behalf of the TreadRight Foundation, AAT Kings visited Bathurst Island (part of the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin) to clear litter from popular swimming holes and beach sites often visited by locals and tourists alike.
Tiwi Tours specialise in exclusive Aboriginal cultural tours on Bathurst Island, 80 kilometres north of Darwin. Tiwi Tours provide travellers with the unique opportunity to explore a modern-day Aboriginal community, where you can learn about art, bush tucker and the history and culture of the Tiwi people.
And with difficulties in waste management on the island, this clean-up was the first of many planned initiatives to keep this special part of the Northern Territory in pristine condition.
The day also provided a special opportunity to experience elements of AAT Kings’ Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience Day Tour, an exclusive experience for guests which provides an insight into life on the island for the local community, one that is truly unique!
Here at Travel Weekly, we love sustainable tourism! So much so that it’s one of the categories in our inaugural Australian Travel Awards.
Shortlisted companies for this category include G Adventures, Intrepid Group and AAT Kings’ parent company The Travel Corporation – and we couldn’t be more excited to see who wins. The awards will be held on November 30, 2018, so grab your tickets here while they last and check out the website for more info!