Australasia Nominees 2009

Oceania nominees

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Australasia nominees of the 16th annual World Travel Awards as*:

* Winners are listed first. All other nominees are listed alphabetically.


Australasia's Leading Airline 2009Air New Zealand
Air Pacific
Air Tahiti Nui
Jet Star
Qantas Airways
Virgin Blue
Australasia's Leading Airport 2009Auckland International Airport, New Zealand
Melbourne Airport, Australia
Nadi International Airport, Fiji
Sydney Airport, Australia
Tahiti Faa'a International Airport, Tahiti
Wellington International Airport, New Zealand


Australasia's Leading Business Car Rental Company 2009Avis
Drive Away Holidays
Pegasus Rental Cars
Australasia's Leading Car Rental Company 2009Avis
Holiday Autos


Australasia's Leading Cruise Line 2009Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruises
Costa Cruises
Cunard Line
Princess Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises


Australasia's Leading Beach 2009Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Abel Tasman National Park, South Island, New Zealand
Aitutaki, One Foot Island, Cook Islands
Bondi Beach
Cable Beach, Broome, WA, Australia
Ninety Mile Beach, North Island, New Zealand
Palm Beach
Return to Paradise Beach, Afega, Samoa
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, QLD, Australia
Wine Glass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Australasia's Leading Destination 2009Sydney, Australia
Auckland, New Zealand
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Yasawa Islands, Fiji
Australasia's Leading Tourist Board 2009Tourism Australia
New Zealand Tourist Board
South Pacific Tourism Organisation
Tahiti Tourisme
Tourism Queensland, Australia


Australasia's Responsible Tourism Award 2009Treetops Lodge & Estate
Responsible Tourism Code for the Pacific
South Australia Tourism Commission
Tourism Western Australia

Hotels & Resorts

Australasia's Leading Airport Hotel 2009Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport
Centra Auckland Airport
Hilton Melbourne International Airport
Hyatt Regency Perth
Australasia's Leading Boutique Hotel 2009The Spire Queenstown, New Zealand
Aachen House, Auckland, New Zealand
Huka Lodge, New Zealand
Medusa Hotel, Sydney, Australia
Pacific Resort Aitutaki
The George Christchurch, New Zealand
The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, Australia
The Kirketon Sydney, Australia
The Lyall Hotel & Spa, Melbourne, Australia
Australasia's Leading Boutique Resort 2009Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Bedarra Island, Queensland, Australia
Blanket Bay, New Zealand
Bora Bora Lagoon Resort, French Polynesia
Claremont Country Estate & Nature Reserve, New Zealand
Double Island, Queensland, Australia
Taveuni Palms, Fiji
Australasia's Leading Business Hotel 2009Park Hyatt Sydney
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Australia
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
InterContinental Wellington, New Zealand
Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney, Australia
Stamford Plaza Brisbane, Australia
The Westin Melbourne, Australia
The Westin Sydney, Australia
Australasia's Leading Casino Resort 2009SKYCITY Auckland, New Zealand
Burswood International Resort Casino, Perth, Australia
Conrad Treasury Brisbane, Australia
Le Meridien Port Vila Resort & Casino, Vanuatu
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino (Formally Sofitel Reef Casino)
Star City Hotel & Casino Sydney, Australia
Australasia's Leading Conference Hotel 2009Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, Australia
Crown Towers, Melbourne, Australia
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Australia
InterContinental Wellington, New Zealand
Sky City Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
The Langham Hotel Auckland
The Westin Sydney, Australia
Australasia's Leading Family Resort 2009Hayman Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
Dunk Island, Australia
Paradise Resort Gold Coast, Australia
Sonaisali Island Resort, Fiji
St Regis Resort, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Australasia's Leading Golf Resort 2009The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji
Bonville International Golf Resort, Coffs Harbour, Australia
Hyatt Regency Coolum Resort, Australia
Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand
Millbrook, New Zealand
Quay West Resort - Magenta Shores
Terrace Downs High Country Resort, New Zealand
Australasia's Leading Green Hotel 2009Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia
Cradle Mountain Lodge, Australia
InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
Longitude 131° Ayer's Rock, Australia
Waipoua Lodge, New Zealand
Australasia's Leading Hotel 2009Park Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Australia
Hyatt Regency, Tumon Bay, Guam
Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Australia
Royce Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Sky City Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, Australia
The Observatory Hotel, Sydney, Australia
The Rialto - Melbourne
Australasia's Leading Hotel Brand 2009InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Marriott Hotels
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
Pearl Resorts
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts
Australasia's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2009Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands
Double Island, Queensland
Eagles Nest
Le Taha'a Private Island & Spa
Taveuni Palms
Yasawa Island Resort
Australasia's Leading Resort 2009Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, French Polynesia
Bedarra Island - Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
Hayman Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
Hotel Bora Bora
Le Meridien Port Vila Resort & Casino, Vanuatu
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa
Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort, Yanuca, Fiji
Solitaire Lodge, New Zealand
The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji
Australasia's Leading Ski Hotel 2009Hotel Pension Grimus, Mount Buller, Australia
Bayview Chateau Tongariro, New Zealand
Huski, Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia
The Spire, Queenstown, New Zealand

Meetings & Conventions

Australasia's Leading Conference Centre 2009Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia
Auckland Convention Centre at THE EDGE, New Zealand
Cairns Convention Centre, Australia
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia
The Langham Hotel Auckland
Wellington Convention Centre, Wellington, New Zealand


Australasia's Leading Spa Resort 2009InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia
Angsana Resort & Spa Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, French Polynesia
Cypress Lakes Resort
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa, New Zealand
Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Australia
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
The Golden Door Health Retreat - Elysia, Hunter Valley, Australia
The Sebel Reef House & Spa, Australia
Yasawa Island Resort, Fiji

Travel Agencies & Tour Operators

Australasia's Leading Tour Operator 2009Abercrombie & Kent
All Pacific Travel Concept
Artisans of Leisure
Best Flights
Bill Peach Journeys
Flying Kiwi Wilderness Expeditions
Intrepid Travel
North Star Crusies
Wilderness Australia
Australasia's Leading Travel Agency 2009STA Travel
Elixir, New Zealand
Harvey World Travel
JTB Travel
Tahiti Nui Travel


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