Port Arthur Historic Sites celebrating TripAdvisor plaudits
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA), which manages the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites, is celebrating a clutch of Certificates for Excellence bestowed by the influential travel review website TripAdvisor.
The certificates are awarded to hospitality businesses that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.
Among the awarded elements of PAHSMA’s portfolio were the Port Arthur Historic Site itself, the Cascades Female Factory, Port Arthur Ghost Tours and its onsite restaurant Felons Bistro.
PAHSMA Director of Tourism Operations, Anne McVilly, said the certificates were valuable and recognised the efforts of PAHSMA staff in achieving and maintaining the standards necessary to win.
She also said that the strong reputation of the Port Arthur Historic Site and the rapidly growing profile of the Female Factory were resulting in very strong visitation, with visitor numbers for Port Arthur up by more than 39,000 on the previous financial year.
“We enjoyed a brilliant summer season,” said Ms McVilly.
“The autumn and first month of winter have been strong too, with Dark MoFo and other events certainly attracting visitors to Tasmania who are taking the opportunity to tour around.”
“We anticipate that will continue in July, with strong visitation around the Festival of Voices, for which we are partnering and presenting a number of events at Port Arthur.”
Staff at the Port Arthur Historic Site are also celebrating being named among Australia’s top ten landmarks by users of TripAdvisor.
PAHSMA has received a number of Certificates of Excellence for its various historic sites and services.
Cascades Female Factory
Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur Ghost Tour
Felons Bistro at Port ARthur