Last night we were invited to the popular Aria Restaurant in Sydney, were the renowned chef and Friend of Australia, Matt Moran, celebrated the launch of the T-QUAL Tick Tour, which will see him travel around Australia to visit some of the country’s best tourism experiences that are endorsed by the Australian Government’s new national symbol of tourism quality, the T-QUAL Tick.
Tourism Australia is responsible for promoting the T-QUAL Tick on behalf of the Tourism Quality Council of Australia, and has designed the T-QUAL Tick Tour to showcase some of the quality tourism businesses that have met the criteria to display the T-QUAL Tick.
Tonight’s exclusive launch event was held at the T-QUAL endorsed ARIA Restaurant on Sydney’s iconic harbour. Guests were treated to some of Matt’s celebrated culinary dishes while hearing all about the details of the upcoming T-QUAL Tick Tour.
A seasoned domestic traveller for business and pleasure, Matt Moran said he is looking forward to experiencing more of Australia’s quality offerings.
“I’m so excited to get started on the T-QUAL Tick Tour. As co-owner of ARIA, I understand the importance of promoting quality in the industry. I can’t wait to discover the best that Australia has to offer and to experience the high-quality products that are available right on our doorstep,” he said.
Matt will kick off his T-QUAL Tick Tour tomorrow with an overnight adventure to Taronga Zoo’s Roar and Snore, where he will experience rare insights into the zoo’s nocturnal inhabitants and spend a night sleeping in an architecturally designed tent overlooking Sydney’s iconic harbour. Matt will then embark upon his journey around the country, visiting some quality tourism experiences in destinations such as Hobart, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Broome.
Managing Director of Tourism Australia, Andrew McEvoy, commented that, “The T-QUAL Tick is working to promote quality tourism in Australia and raising industry standards and is backed by the Australian Government”
“Matt’s tour will give people all over the country an insight into exactly why they can trust the T-QUAL Tick when booking their next holiday, allowing them to relax safe in the knowledge that they will enjoy value for money and a quality experience,” said McEvoy.
Everyone can join Matt on his journey by following his regular blog posts, video logs, tweets and Facebook updates, providing an up close and personal look at the quality experiences that Australia’s tourism industry has to offer.
The T-QUAL Tick Tour will feature on Matt’s blog (t-qual.tumblr.com), Matt’s Twitter account (@chefmattmoran), Matt’s Facebook page (facebook.com/chefmattmoran), and YouTube (youtube.com/user/TQUALaustralia).
For further information visit www.tourism.australia.com/t-qual.