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Awards celebrate tourism’s best

Monday April 23, 2018 Written by Published in Culture
Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters (left) Tuaine Marsters, Lady Raewyn Henry, Sir Graham Henry, New Zealand High Commissioner Peter Marshall, Pamela Marshall, Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Offi cer Cam Wallace, Air New Zealand Regional general manager Leanne Geraghty, Teupoko Glassie and health minister Nandi Glassie. PHOTO: Creators Hype. 18042205 Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters (left) Tuaine Marsters, Lady Raewyn Henry, Sir Graham Henry, New Zealand High Commissioner Peter Marshall, Pamela Marshall, Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Offi cer Cam Wallace, Air New Zealand Regional general manager Leanne Geraghty, Teupoko Glassie and health minister Nandi Glassie. PHOTO: Creators Hype. 18042205

This year’s Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards created an outstanding event, with a large crowd turning out to honour those who deliver excellence in the tourism industry.

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.

Results:

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

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