World Travel Awards has unveiled its Oceania 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Oceania Winners Day.
The untamed wilderness, golden beaches and laid-back charms of New Zealand helped it lift the title of ‘Oceania’s Leading Destination’, with its adrenaline hub Queenstown voted ‘Oceania’s Leading City Destination’.
Polinesia francés, with its mesmerising atolls and marine life, was named ‘Oceania’s Leading Dive Destination’.
Australia cemented its reputation as the definitive thrill-seekers paradise to secure ‘Oceania’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’. Melbourne won ‘Oceania’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination’.
In the hospitality sector, Millbrook Resort, New Zealand fended off a tough field to emerge as ‘Oceania’s Leading Hotel’ whilst Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands claimed ‘Oceania’s Leading Resort’.
Sydney’s über-hip Ovolo Woolloomooloo took ‘Oceania’s Leading Boutique Hotel’, whilst Samoa’s Seabreeze Resort was acknowledged with the title for ‘Oceania’s Most Romantic Resort’.
New arrival on Oceania’s luxury hospitality scene, El Ritz-Carlton, Perth was named ‘Oceania’s Leading New Hotel’.
Meanwhile InterContinental Hotels & Resorts claimed the title for ‘Oceania’s Leading Hotel Brand’, and the eco credentials of InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia were recognised with ‘Oceania’s Leading Green Hotel’.
In the aviation sector, Air New Zealand lifted ‘Oceania’s Leading Airline’, whilst ‘Oceania’s Leading Airport’ went to Melbourne Airport.