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3 October 2011 - Yahoo! Total Travel

The World Travel Awards' Asia and Australasia sections were announced at a lavish awards ceremony in Bangkok on September 28. In their 18th year, the awards are decided by a vote from travel agents worldwide.

Take a look at some of the winners from New Zealand and the rest of Australasia (CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW PHOTOSTORY GALLERY)...

The Spire Hotel, Queenstown

The Spire Hotel aspires to be "as close to perfection as you can get", so the owners will undoubtedly be happy to reclaim their title as Australasia's leading boutique hotel. It was also named New Zealand's leading ski resort.

Millbrook, Queenstown

The exclusive Millbrook is officially Australasia's leading golf resort. Play 27 holes with stunning views of the Remarkables and afterwards visit the internationally-acclaimed spa, or indulge in some fine dining on site.

Azur Luxury Lodge, Queenstown

This Queenstown beauty took out the title of New Zealand's best luxury lodge. And with that view, it's easy to see why!

Eagles Nest, Russell

Finally one from the North Island! The extremely luxurious Eagles Nest has yet another award to add to its long list. It was voted New Zealand's leading resort, and while few Kiwis visit it - probably due to its hefty room rates - it's playing host to a number of VIPs during the RWC 2011.

Bora Bora, Tahiti

No stranger to the World Travel Awards, the divine islands of Bora Bora in Tahiti are officially Australia's Best Destination. And who could argue?

The Langham Hotel, Auckland

Central Auckland's grand Langham hotel is the proud winner of the best hotel in New Zealand. Pictured is the club lounge, but its fine restaurants and spa are also worth a visit.


Also known as One Foot Island, Aitutaki in the Cook Islands has been named the leading beach destination in Australasia. The popular wedding and honeymoon spot is hard to beat, but avoid cyclone season!

Air New Zealand

Our national carrier can lay claim to the title of Australasia's leading airline for the third year running.

Wellington International Airport

The extensive upgrade of the capital's international terminal must have paid off, as it kicked Sydney off the podium for being Australasia's leading airport.

Flight Centre

And now that you've been inspired to book your next getaway, you may want to consider getting advice from Flight Centre, voted Australasia's leading travel agency.

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