October 21, 2016 10:26 am

Tourism awards anticipate exciting 2016 season

The 2016 ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards will be held at the Denarau Convention Centre on 17th February next year. The Chair of the Organising Committee and Trustee, Olivia Mavoa said they were looking forward to working with Sheraton Fiji Resort to organise the event. MAVOA: “The 2016 Awards Gala Dinner is a much-anticipated […]

The 2016 ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards will be held at the Denarau Convention Centre on 17th February next year.

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Outrigger Fiji Resort were the winners of the ANZ FETA 2015 Tourism Leader and Accommodation Deluxe awards.

The Chair of the Organising Committee and Trustee, Olivia Mavoa said they were looking forward to working with Sheraton Fiji Resort to organise the event.

MAVOA: “The 2016 Awards Gala Dinner is a much-anticipated event on the Industry calendar and is an occasion that brings together members and friends of Fiji’s Tourism Industry for an evening of celebration and recognition of excellence.”

Applications for the 2016 awards will close on November 07.  The application window opened on August 1, and Judging and Short-Listings will commence shortly after.

Application forms are available from the FETA website.

Ms Mavoa thanked ANZ and Tourism Fiji for their support and contribution in organising this event as well as other sponsors in supporting the Awards.

According to Ms Mavoa, the awards “celebrate the distinct contribution of outstanding players and properties in local tourism.”

MAVOA: “We are encouraged by the many interests received from the industry to participate in the Awards, so we are looking forward to a bigger and exciting 2016 Awards season.”

The awards feature 13 categories, and finalists will “enjoy invaluable publicity, post-award PR exposure and award-winning badges of excellence to use across company marketing materials.”

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Peter Hopgood, General Manager of Outrigger Fiji Resort, the winners of the ANZ FETA 2015 Tourism Leader and Accommodation Deluxe awards.

The winners of the ANZ FETA 2015 Tourism Leader and Accommodation Deluxe awards were Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort.

Outrigger Fiji GM Mr Peter Hopgood said winning an ANZ Tourism Award provided excellent marketing opportunities for the resort.

HOPGOOD: “To be recognised as the best of the best and then being able to go out to your industry partners with this acknowledgement is a very powerful message and I believe that it is vital that properties and individuals should enter the ANZ FETA.”

Mr Hopgood added everyone working in hospitality should be doing their utmost to provide outstanding holiday experiences.