On Friday 15 April during the prestigious 2016 Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards Dinner held at Rarotonga's National Auditorium, winners will be announced in a raft of tourism industry sectors.

The Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council recently revealed the 33 finalists for this year’s Awards. Click on a finalist's name to find out more about the business.

The Finalists

The Sponsors

The 2016 Air New Zealand Tourism Awards are supported by ten prominent Cook Islands companies and organisations. Click on the sponsor's name to find out more about the business.

  1. Air New Zealand
  2. Cook Islands Tourism Corporation
  3. Bank of Cook Islands (BCI)
  4. ANZ Bank Cook Islands
  5. Cook Islands Trading Corporation (CITC)
  6. Cook Islands Ministry of Culture
  7. Blue Sky
  8. Cook Islands Sun
  9. Pitt Media Group

The 33 finalists for this year’s Awards are in the following categories. The finalists achieved merit or better in five out of seven criteria within their category.

The Business Awards

  • Accommodation – Hotels & Resorts
  • Accommodation – Self Catering
  • Accommodation – Private Holiday Rental
  • Tourism Industry Support
  • Tourism Attractions
  • Festivals & Events
  • Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services
  • Destination Wedding Planners

The Special Awards

Selected from entrants in the business categories

  • Environment Award
  • Culture Award
  • Internet Marketing Award
  • Outer Islands Award
  • Family Friendly Award

The Special Personal Awards

  • Outstanding contribution to Tourism
  • Lifetime Achievement in Tourism

The Supreme Award

  • The Supreme Winner is selected from the winner of one of the business categories.

Good luck to all the finalists at the 2016 Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards on 15 April 2016. The winners will be announced here shortly after the big night!

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