News Source: Sunshine Coast Daily, Sunday 24th September, 2004
Winner of Outstanding Global Business Award and the Arts and Entertainment Award – Australia Zoo
With a vision to become the ultimate global zoological destination, and the world leaders in conservation on wildlife and their habitat, Australia Zoo is rapidly emerging as one of Australia’s fastest growing and most well known tourist attractions.
The worldwide success of The Crocodile Hunter not only works to benefit Australia Zoo in the export of their product to world, but also works to benefit the export of Australia to the world.
Their dedication to this vision saw them named the inaugural and very deserving recipient of the Outstanding Global Business Award. Passing on a passion for animals, education and conservation as a hands-on nature based experience, Australia Zoo is committed to exporting its strong international profile to attract inbound tourists to its world class facility through innovative products and promotions. As a major component of the Crocodile Hunter series, the movie Collision Course and The Croc Diaries, Australia Zoo is exported to the world as “The Home of the Crocodile Hunter” to over 140 different countries on six continents.
Starting as a family business employing only four people in 1970, Australia Zoo now employs over 404 staff, and attributes a large proportion of is turnover to international visitors.