Guest speaker, former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry was a star attraction who more than delivered with his entertaining speech.
CINews presents pictures of some of the action from Friday night – and there’s more to come, later this week.
Special Awards: Bluesky Emerging Tourism Leader Award - On the Beach (OTB) Restaurant & Bar,
Bluesky People’s Choice Award - Te Vara Nui Village,
Pitt Media Group Family Friendly Award - Pacific Resort Rarotonga,
Cook Islands Sun Social Media Guru Award - Ikurangi Eco Retreat,
Cook Islands News Business Sustainability Award - Cook Islands Holiday Villas,
Ministry of Cultural Development Pa Enua Award - Punarei Culture Tour and Heritage Trust Aitutaki
Business Category Awards: CITC Culture Award - Highland Paradise Cultural Centre, C
ITC Environment Award - Ikurangi Eco Retreat,
BSP Business Excellence Award - Pacific Resort Aitutaki,
BSP Employer of the Year Award - Edgewater Resort & Spa,
Bank of the Cook Islands Adventure/Eco Tourism Award - Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours,
Bank of the Cook Islands Visitor Experience/Customer Care Award - Koka Lagoon Cruises,
Cook Islands Tourism Community Development Award - Bank of South Pacific (BSP),
Cook Islands Tourism Marketing Award - explore.com.
Special Individual Awards: Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award - Jack Cooper,
Lifetime Achievement in Tourism Award - Des Eggelton.
Supreme Award: Air New Zealand Supreme Award - explore.com