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World Travel Awards names Aust’s leading travel agency, operators

Who will represent Australia, Oceania at this year’s WTA Grand Final?

Australasia’s best travel brands have been unveiled at the 2019 World Travel Awards (Asia and Oceania) with Flight Centre named Oceania’s Leading Travel Agency and Abercrombie & Kent the region’s Leading Tour Operator. 


The winners at the event


Announced at a gala ceremony on Phu Quoc island in Vietnam, winners in the Australia region included InterContinental Sydney (Leading Hotel, also for Oceania), Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley (Leading Resort), Emporium Hotel South Bank (Leading Boutique Hotel), InterContinental Perth City Centre (Leading Business Hotel) and Avis (Leading Car Rental Company). 


For Oceania, New Zealand picked up the award for Leading Destination and Leading Adventure Tour Destination, while Air New Zealand was named Leading Airline and Leading Airline Brand, and Tourism New Zealand Leading Tourist Board. 


Meanwhile, Sydney was honoured with the award for Oceania’s Leading City Destination, Brisbane Airport Oceania’s Leading Airport and PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport Leading Airport Hotel. 


Melbourne was also awarded Oceania’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination.


Royal Caribbean International was named Oceania’s Leading Cruise Line. 


Outside of Australia and NZ, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa won Leading Resort in Oceania, Malolo Island Resort (Fiji) Leading Beach Resort, Pacific Resort Rarotonga (Cook Islands) Leading Family Resort and InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa (French Polynesia) Leading Green Hotel. The Leading Island Destination was Bora Bora. 


All winners from Oceania will progress to the World Travel Awards Grand Final in Muscat (Oman) on 28 November.


For the full list of Oceania and Australia winners, click here.

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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 14 October 2019

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