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Rainbow beach wins tourism award

RAINBOW Beach has been voted the most eco-friendly destination in Queensland and Strandhaus at Rainbow Beach was voted the state's best beach holiday accommodation.

Proving its place as one of Australia's top holiday destinations, Rainbow Beach has secured a double win for the state at the third annual TakeABreak.com.au awards.

Rainbow Beach's Strandhaus, which means “beach house” in German, was recognised as the Best Beach Holiday Accommodation in Queensland and the town itself was awarded Most Eco-Friendly Destination in the state.

The TakeABreak.com.au awards recognise properties that have provided an outstanding product and exceptional service in their individual categories.

Each winner is selected from more than 13,000 properties listed on the website, with short listed candidates having been given guest ratings of four out of five or better.

“The standards were very high again this year and we had a hard time selecting the state winners,” said TakeABreak.com.au joint CEO Penny Parsons.

Eighteen categories were judged in total, with Strandhaus named overall state winner in the beach category.

This year the judging was divided into two groups - Best Places to Stay and Destination categories, in which Rainbow Beach was also the state award winner for the eco category.

Judges look at relevance to the category, information provided to guests, service provided and personal guest feedback.

“With so many accommodation options to choose from, these awards allow us to showcase operators who provide exceptional facilities and services for their guests,” Ms Parsons explained.

“Many of our accommodation operators are small and family businesses, so we keep the awards' process simple with short listings based on feedback from guests who have actually stayed at the property.

“This encourages all operators to continually focus on what counts - the guest.”

Strandhaus was developed to provide guests with the ultimate bush and beach experience in Rainbow Beach.

Gympie Times


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