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Flight Centre scoops up at World Travel Awards

Hannah Edensor

The 24th annual World Travel Awards were held in China over the weekend, and Aussie agency Flight Centre took two particularly special crowns.

Often described as the Oscars of the tourism industry, the Awards are acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade.

Voted on by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, these awards aim to celebrate organisations that push the boundaries of industry excellence.

Flight Centre managed to scoop the title of Leading Travel Agency 2017 – not just for Australia, but the entire Australasia region.

The agency network won the title of Australasia’s Leading Travel Agency consecutively since 2011, as well as being nominated for the same category in Singapore for the past two years, and the World since 2011 as well.

Following its win for Australia’s top corporate brand, Air New Zealand won the accolade of Leading Airline & Airline Brand, Australasia.

Meanwhile, a number of other Australian retailers and hotel groups took out gongs in both national and Australasian regions.

Check out the rest of the winners here:

Australia

Australia’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2017:  Emporium Hotel

Australia’s Leading Business Hotel 2017: Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Australia’s Leading Car Rental Company 2017: Sixt

Australia’s Leading Hotel 2017: InterContinental Sydney

Australia’s Leading Hotel Residences 2017: Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences

Australia’s Leading Hotel Suite 2017: Presidential Suite @ Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

Australia’s Leading Lodge 2017: Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Australia’s Leading Resort 2017: One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Leading Travel Agency 2017: Flight Centre

Australasia

Australasia’s Leading Adventure Tour Operator 2017: Sigatoka River Safari

Australasia’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2017: New Zealand

Australasia’s Leading Airline 2017: Air New Zealand

Australasia’s Leading Airline Brand 2017: Air New Zealand

Australasia’s Leading Airport 2017: Auckland Airport, New Zealand

Australasia’s Leading Airport Hotel 2017: Pullman Sydney Airport, Australia

Australasia’s Leading Airport Lounge 2017: Etihad Airways Premium Lounge @ Melbourne Airport

Australasia’s Leading Beach Resort 2017: Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

Australasia’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2017: Gaia Retreat & Spa, Australia

Australasia’s Leading Boutique Island Resort 2017: Taveuni Palms Resort, Fiji

Australasia’s Leading Boutique Resort 2017: Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Australasia’s Leading Business Car Rental Company 2017: Hertz

Australasia’s Leading Business Hotel 2017: InterContinental Sydney, Australia

Australasia’s Leading Car Rental Company 2017: Europcar

Australasia’s Leading Casino Resort 2017: SKY CITY Auckland, New Zealand

Australasia’s Leading Conference Hotel 2017: InterContinental Wellington, New Zealand

Australasia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017: Royal Caribbean International

Australasia’s Leading Destination 2017: Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Australasia’s Leading Executive Club Lounge 2017: Club InterContinental @ InterContinental Sydney, Australia

Australasia’s Leading Experiential Luxury Property 2017: Annandale, New Zealand

Australasia’s Leading Family Resort 2017: Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Australasia’s Leading Green Hotel 2017: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia

Australasia’s Leading Hotel 2017: Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, Australia

Australasia’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider 2017: JETMAX

Australasia’s Leading Hotel Brand 2017: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

Australasia’s Leading Hotel Suite 2017: Imperial Suite @ Palazzo Versace, Australia

Australasia’s Leading Inflight Magazine 2017: FijiTime (Fiji Airways)

Australasia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2017: The Residence @ The George Christchurch, New Zealand

Australasia’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2017: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia

Australasia’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2017: Auckland, New Zealand

Australasia’s Leading New Hotel 2017: Hulbert House, New Zealand

Australasia’s Leading Private Island Resort 2017: Laucala Island, Fiji

Australasia’s Leading Resort 2017: InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, Fiji

Australasia’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2017: Frasers Hospitality

Australasia’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2017: Fraser Suites Sydney, Australia

Australasia’s Leading Tour Operator 2017: Abercrombie & Kent

Australasia’s Leading Tourist Board 2017: Tourism New Zealand

Australasia’s Leading Travel Agency 2017: Flight Centre

Australasia’s Leading Travel Management Company 2017: FCM Travel Solutions

Australasia’s Leading Villa Resort 2017: Eagles Nest, New Zealand

Australasia’s Most Romantic Resort 2017: The Remote Resort, Fiji Islands

Australasia’s Responsible Tourism Award 2017: Whale Watch Kaikoura

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