November 2016: iFLY Indoor Skydiving Gold Coast is rejoicing their Silver Win for Best New Tourism Business in Queensland at the recent Queensland Tourism Awards; giving them even more reason to celebrate as their first birthday is fast approaching!
The Queensland Tourism Awards, proudly presented by Queensland Airports Limited in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland, are recognised as the industry’s largest and most prestigious event.
The Awards have been operating for 32 years, acknowledging Queensland’s best tourism operators, who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and contribution to the state’s industry. They celebrate the creativity, professionalism and innovation of the Queensland tourism industry.
‘We are very pleased about the win’, comments iFLY Gold Coast Manager, Frazer Smith. ‘Being able to compete with some of the state’s best businesses and taking home an award is a huge success; especially because we are actually category winners – no one won Gold.’
Not even one year old, iFLY Gold Coast has had a huge first year; and will be turning one early 2017.
‘iFLY here at the Gold Coast has been incredibly popular since opening not only among local residents,and tourists.continues Smith. “It is incredibly safe with our expert instructors assisting all fist time flyers in the wind at all times. We even fly kids as young as 3 through to visiting celebrities”
With the recent filming of THOR on the Gold Coast iFLY was a popular choice by the visiting international stars and their families for some ‘down time’ and fun!
‘We hosted a lot of the crew, talent and their kids here at iFLY Gold Coast’ continues Smith ‘including Mark Ruffalo, Idris Elba and more!’
The Queensland Tourism Awards aim to recognise and promote excellence in tourism. Preceding the Presentation and Gala Dinner is an extensive process of on-site inspections and a full review of business planning, development and internal analysis of tourism.
‘The awards provide an opportunity to publicly recognise all our hard work and showcase the state’s finest tourism operators,’ comments Frazer Smith. ‘Judging from the numbers of visitors each month we know that iFLY Indoor Skydiving is a success. Now it is official!’
iFLY Indoor Skydiving is both a thrill ride for first time flyers and a highly competitive sport for all ages. It has been popular not only among keen skydivers but also with families and those who have always dreamed of flying but are looking for a safer alternative to jumping out of a plane. Now everyone can fly – from as young as 3!
iFLY Perth and is the latest, most exciting, all-weather entertainment facility to open in the WA region in the next few weeks , however you can already get a taste of the experience at iFLY facilities in Sydney and here in the Gold Coast. Find out more at ifly.com.au.