The park took out the Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation category for its exemplary business practice, overall tourism experience and performance over the past 12 months.
Accepting the award at the gala presentation at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Dreamworld’s General Manager of Sales and Marketing Paul Sergeant said the entire Dreamworld team was delighted and humbled to receive the accolade.
“To be judged as one of the best in the business is certainly a great honour,” Mr Sergeant said.
“The award is a credit to our staff who work tirelessly to grow the tourism experience for the Gold Coast and Queensland as a whole.
“Their dedication ensures Dreamworld is much more than just a theme park. We are a registered zoo, a conservation and breeding centre, a multi-media broadcast and production centre, one of the country’s largest interactive classrooms and Australia’s leading specialty events venue.
“Big Brother, Nick Central and the park’s all new thrill ride, The Claw, have contributed to our success in recent years. The benefits then filter through to the Gold Coast community with most of our staff and suppliers based locally.”
The nine year old Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards seek to recognise exemplary business practice on the Gold Coast and heighten the awareness of quality and depth of business in the region.