SkyBus Melbourne wins Gold in Victoria Tourism Awards

Fast-growing airport transfer service takes home gold in the Specialised Tourism Services category.

Melbourne, Australia – SkyBus, operators of Melbourne’s express CBD to airport transport service, last night took the much coveted Gold prize back to their Melbourne offices after coming up trumps in the ‘Specialised Tourism Services’ category of the RACV Victoria Tourism Awards.

Over the past 30 years more than 3,000 businesses have entered the Awards and have benefited through thorough examination of their business practice, with many going on to be recognised at a national level.

Commenting on the win, Co-CEO at SkyBus Michael Sewards said “We’re truly honoured to win such a prestigious award in the tourism industry. We would like to thank everyone involved for making this happen and especially our team here in Melbourne who work exceptionally hard to help us provide the service that we do.”

“During 2015/16 we invested heavily in the creation of new jobs, new vehicles and infrastructure. For 2016/17 we are looking forward to our continued growth in a highly competitive field which we are honoured to have won this award in, but for the moment, our eyes are set on the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards next February” Sewards added.

In Victoria, there are 32 categories. Winners of categories 1 through to 25 are automatically judged at the Australian Tourism Awards for a chance to be recognised as the best in the country.

SkyBus is steadily expanding in Melbourne. In 2015/16 SkyBus have purchased 35 new vehicles and introduced new services to both Frankston and St Kilda and has built infrastructure. Its express CBD to Melbourne Airport service operates 24/7, with departures leaving Southern Cross Station every 5 minutes during peak periods.

The Victorian Tourism Awards represent an industry framework for peer recognition which fosters a culture for business development excellence and innovation. The Awards have assisted the Victorian Tourism Industry for over 30 years in striving for excellence.

SkyBus has been providing safe, convenient airport transport in Melbourne for more than 35 years. Its iconic red vehicles run seven days a week, transferring over three and a half million passengers each year between the CBD and Tullamarine Airport on the most affordable airport transport service in Australia, when measured by cost/kilometres travelled. SkyBus pairs affordability with superior service, offering customers free WiFi, luggage racks, reliable running times, and online, mobile and kiosk ticketing options. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @skybusmelbourne

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