Big Red Cat propelled into tourism awards Hall of Fame
The 2012 Moreton Bay & Island Tourism Award ceremony took place at The Landing, Dockside, Kangaroo Point on the 19 July and the Big Red Cat took out the Major Tour and/or Transport Operator Award.
The Big Red Cat is making waves in the tourism industry, taking out the award for the third consecutive year, propelling the company into the Moreton Bay & Island’s Tourism Award’s Hall of Fame.
Award organisers praised the company’s continued commitment to excellence with the Big Red Cat operating a 45 minute scenic ferry service from Toondah Harbour in Cleveland to Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island. The floating “tourism” bridge is complete with licensed café, passenger lounge and viewing platform.
Big Red Cat is operated by Transit Systems and Marketing Manager Michael Reid said they were ecstatic to be recognised as a leading tourism service provider, attributing the success to the year round friendlessness and professionalism of employees.
“We operate seven days a week, every day of the year and it’s our people who make the Big Red Cat the award winning service it is.
“Our whole team has worked really hard over the last three years to improve timetabling, vessel facilities, customer service and our ferry terminal to ensure passengers have easy access to convenient, comfortable, safe, sustainable and reliable transport,” he said.
Mr Reid explained that the journey on the Big Red Cat was often the exciting start to the holiday or the peaceful ride home.
“The service is a significant part of the holiday experience and we are committed to ensuring we deliver the highest standard of transportation to our guests so they enjoy their holiday from start to finish,” he said.
Big Red Cat is also committed to helping support community initiatives with local marine life in mind and recently sponsored Isabel Dow, a 10 year old Australia Zoo Joey Ambassador, on her quest to save turtles.
Not just a Platinum Sponsor of Isabel’s Belle’s of the Ocean 171 Dinner with guest speaker Terri Irwin, Big Red Cat also took Isabel onboard and arranged a meeting with Turtle Expert, Qamar Schuyler at the University of Queensland Research Facility on North Stradbroke Island.
“We’re proud to sponsor such a passionate young lady on her mission to protect and preserve marine life and will continue supporting such worthy causes.
“It is fantastic we have made the Hall of Fame status and we’re now looking forward to the Queensland Tourism Awards where we can further showcase our award winning service,” said Mr Reid.
Transit Systems is a privately owned Australian transport company that employs over 1,650 people and in the 2011 financial year, transported 72 million passengers.The company has an exceptional reputation in the transport provider industry, developing and delivering effective transport systems, procuring vessels and overseeing delivery, maintenance and ongoing operations, with a dedicated focus on delivering sustainable transport solutions. For more information please visit www.transitsystems.com.au