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BIG4 Holiday Parks celebrates excellence with ‘Best of the Best’ Awards

BIG4 Holiday Parks celebrates excellence with ‘Best of the Best’ Awards
October 28, 2016

BIG4 Holiday Parks has paid tribute to tourism excellence at the BIG4 Annual Awards, presented at its annual conference in Hobart – attended by over 250 attendees, sponsors and exhibitors for three insightful days of presentations, workshops and activities.

Held on Wednesday 19th October 2016, the Gala Dinner Awards presentation, a high point of the ‘Pursuit of Excellence’ conference, was hosted by Jo Palmer from Southern Cross Nightly News.

Des and Margaret Watts’ BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence
The ultimate recognition of the very best of BIG4 parks, the ‘BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence’ was presented personally by Award sponsors Des and Margaret Watts to BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park.

BIG4 People’s Choice Awards
To emphasise the importance of the customer experience and feedback, the BIG4 People’s Choice Award recognises a park that has earned exceptionally high popularity among guests, BIG4 members and the public. The 2016 winner was BIG4 Grampians Parkgate Resort, Victoria. 

A number of other parks were recognised for loyalty membership and sales accolades, and two individuals were awarded staff recognition and rising star Awards for their commitment to excellence.

Steven Wright, Chief Executive of BIG4 Holiday Parks, congratulated the parks and individuals on their respective wins, stating “these accolades recognise the best of the best from within the BIG4 Holiday Parks network. 

“The winners have excelled in their categories, and it gives me great pleasure in congratulating them on the honour. The Awards are testament to their effort and passion for their parks and their businesses. 

“I’d particularly like to acknowledge BIG4 Inverloch for winning the BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence, and BIG4 Grampians Parkgate Resort for being named the BIG4 People’s Choice Award winners. 

“With these wins, they are in the prestigious company of parks that have set the benchmark for holiday parks in Australia.”

Full List of Award Winners

BIG4 Loyalty Club Highest Sales Award – State Winners
The BIG4 Loyalty Club program has more than 175,000 families who are loyal to the BIG4 brand. These Awards acknowledge the parks that sold the most loyalty memberships in each state during the last financial year. 

• BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park, South Australia
• BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park, Northern Territory
• BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park, Western Australia
• BIG4 Beacon Resort, Victoria
• BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake, NSW
• BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park, Tasmania
• BIG4 AdveNorthern Territoryure Whitsunday Resort, Queensland

BIG4 Loyalty Club Highest Weighted Sales Award - State Winners

• BIG4 Kingaroy Holiday Park, Queensland
• BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park, Victoria
• Taunton Farm Holiday Park, Western Australia
• BIG4 Stuart Range Outback Resort, South Australia
• BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake, NSW
• BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park, Tasmania
• BIG4 Katherine Holiday Park, Northern Territory

BIG4 Most Improved Weighted BIG4 Loyalty Club Sales Award - National
• BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park, Victoria

BIG4 Online Highest Sales Award - State Winners
This Award recognises parks that have achieved the highest online sales via BIG4.com.au. 

• BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, NSW
• BIG4 HoWestern Australiard Springs Holiday Park, Northern Territory
• BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, Queensland
• BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park, South Australia
• BIG4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park, Tasmania
• BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park, Victoria
• Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park, Western Australia 

BIG4 Online Highest Weighted Sales Award - State Winners

• BIG4 Bicheno Cabin Park, Tasmania
• BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park, Victoria
• Ledge Point Holiday Park, Western Australia
• BIG4 Katherine Holiday Park, Northern Territory
• BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park, South Australia
• BIG4 Point Vernon Holiday Park, Queensland
• Active Holidays BIG4 Soldiers PoiNorthern Territory, NSW

BIG4 Most Improved Weighted Online Saliales Award - National 
• BIG4 Solitary Islands Resort, NSW

BIG4 Online Highest Sales Award - National
• BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park, Victoria

BIG4 Online Highest Weighted Sales Award - National
• BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park, Victoria

The Alan and Gloria Rowett for BIG4 Loyalty Club Award
• BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake, NSW

Alan and Gloria Rowett Award - BIG4 Loyalty Club Highest Weighted Sales Award
• BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake, NSW

BIG4 National Support Office Staff - Outstanding Contribution Award 
• Alastair Clark

BIG4 National Support Office - 15 Years of Service 
• Jenny Beanland

BIG4 Park Staff - Outstanding Contribution Award
• Carole Adams - BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park

BIG4 Rising Star Award 
The BIG4 Rising Star Award is for an individual within the BIG4 network aged under 40 years who is a shining light in the extended BIG4 family, recognising their effort in going the extra mile and being a high achiever with big potenial. There were three finalists for the Award: 

• Felicity McInnes - Hahndorf Resort Tourist Park, South Australia
• Margaret Shannon - BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry, NSW 
• Andy Hannemann - BIG4 Wye River, Victoria
The national winner was Margaret Shannon from BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry, NSW.

BIG4 Park Most Improved Online Ratings Award
• BIG4 Golden River Holiday Park, Victoria

BIG4 People’s Choice Awards
The BIG4 People’s Choice Award is presented to a BIG4 Holiday Park that has earned exceptionally high popularity among guests, BIG4 members and the public. This year’s finalists were:

• BIG4 Tathra Beach Holiday Park, NSW
• BIG4 Cairns Crystal Cascades Holiday Park, Queensland
• BIG4 Grampians Parkgate Resort, Victoria
• BIG4 Cairns Coconut Resort, Queensland
• BIG4 Ballina Headlands, NSW

The winner of the 2016 BIG4 People’s Choice Awards Western Australias:
• BIG4 Grampians Parkgate Resort, Victoria

BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence
The Des and Margaret Watts BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence is the ultimate recognition of the very best BIG4 parks. The finalists for this Award were:

• BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park, Victoria
• BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park, Victoria 
• BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park Western Australia
• BIG4 Beacon Resort Victoria

The winner of the 2016 BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence Western Australias BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park, Victoria.

Images: Des and Margaret Watts BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence winner BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park (top) and the BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park team receive the award (middle - courtesy of Andrea Plawutsky, Inland NSW) and a Bouncing Pillow at People's Choice Award winner BIG4 Grampians Parkgate Resort (below).

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