The bubbly is flowing once again in the Cook Islands for the Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) after walking away with awards for the “World’s Leading Boutique Island Resort” and “World’s Leading Island Villas” at the 2010 World Travel Awards Grand Final event held last night at London’s Grosvenor House.
Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been voted “World’s Leading Boutique Island Resort” for the third consecutive year, while Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa, Rarotonga has been voted “World’s Leading Island Villas”.
Hailed as "The Oscars of the Travel Industry" by the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards is recognised worldwide as the ultimate travel accolade. WTA 2010 nominations featured 5,000 companies in 1,000 categories across 162 countries. The winners were selected by thousands of industry professionals and consumers worldwide who have been voting online.
Graham Cooke, President and Founder, World Travel Awards, said: "This year, like the last, continues to challenge every strata of travel and tourism. However tonight’s World Travel Awards winners see struggle not as sign of weakness or failure, but as an opportunity for growth and renewal, and a chance to put their business model through the ultimate test."
He added: "By combining flair and ambition with savvy business acumen, these organisations are spearheading the worldwide recovery of travel and tourism. In doing so they are also reinforcing our industry’s role as one of the mainstays of the global economy."
Pacific Resort chief executive officer Greg Stanaway says this award is considered to be the ultimate achievement for the Pacific Resort Hotel Group and for the Cook Islands.
Stanaway was quick to share the accolades with all involved saying that “we are seeing the results of a total team effort, the success of Pacific Resort Aitutaki and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa owes much to all of the people involved in the experience that is a visit to the Cook Islands, it is our team and the people of the Cook Islands who underpin the success of these outstanding properties”.
Source = The Manava Luxury Villas & Spa