Held at the National Auditorium Avarua on Wednesday 16 December 2020, the Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards announced its winners in the presence of Cook Islands’ Queen’s Representative, H.E. Sir Tom Marsters, Cook Islands’ Prime Minister, The Hon. Mark Brown, Sponsors, and Members & Friends of the Cook Islands Tourism Industry.

WINNERS

SUPREME AWARD
Air New Zealand Supreme Award
Koka Lagoon Cruises (pictured above)

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award
Sue Fletcher-Vea

Lifetime Achievement in Tourism Award
Vara Hunter

SPECIAL AWARDS
Vodafone Emerging Tourism Leader Award
Turama Photography

Pitt Media Group Family Friendly Award
Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Cook Islands Sun Social Media Guru Award
Little Polynesian Resort

Cook Islands News Business Sustainability Award
Turama Pacific Travel Group

Ministry of Cultural Development Outstanding Kia Orana Spirit Award
Ariki Holidays

Air New Zealand Business Person of the Year Award
Robert Skews

BUSINESS CATEGORY AWARDS
CITC Culture Award
Highland Paradise

CITC Environment Award
Manuia Beach Resort

BSP Business Excellence Award under $2mil
OTB On The Beach Bar and Restaurant

BSP Business Excellence Award over $2mil
Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Air New Zealand Visitor Experience Award
Koka Lagoon Cruises

Bank of the Cook Islands Adventure/Eco-Tourism Award
Ariki Holidays

Bank of the Cook Islands Customer Care Award
Cook Islands Holiday Villas

Vodafone Employer of the Year Award
Palm Grove Resort

Cook Islands Tourism Community Development Award
Island Car and Bike Hire

Cook Islands Tourism Marketing Award
Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Congratulations to all the entrants, finalists, and winners; all who are looking forward to welcoming back visitors in 2021 and beyond!


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