Overview: ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism
The ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Award is recognised as a mark of excellence in Fiji’s tourism and promotes excellence in tourism. The ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards is run annually by a voluntary committee of industry members, overseen by the board of trustees to invite entries, organize judging and hold a gala event for the prize giving to honor those outstanding members in our industry.
Table of Awards
|2022||Visionary Award||Roger Dold & Chris Jacobs|
|2019||Visionary Award||James & Lala SOWANE|
|2018||Visionary Award||Patrick “Paddy” Doyle|
|2022||Lifetime Achievement Award||Damend Gounder|
|2019||Lifetime Achievement Award||Tammie TAM|
|2018||Lifetime Achievement Award||Michael Dennis|
|2018||Lifetime Achievement Award||Bill Whiting|
|2022||Training & Development||Raffe Hotels & Resorts||Gold Winner|
|2022||Training & Development||Tanoa Hotel Group||Silver Winner|
|2022||Training & Development||Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa||Bronze Winner|
|2022||C & I Operator of the year||Rosie Holidays Fiji||Gold Winner|
|2022||C & I Operator of the year||Intercontinental Fiji Beach Resort & Spa||Silver Winner|
|2022||Dive Operator of the year||Whitetip Marine Adventures||Gold Winner|
|2022||Dive Operator of the year||Nai’a Cruises Fiji||Silver Winner|
|2022||Dive Operator of the year||Ocean Ventures Fiji||Bronze Winner|
|2022||Spa Operator of the year||Six Senses Fiji||Gold Winner|
|2022||Spa Operator of the year||Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort||Silver Winner|
|2022||Spa Operator of the year||Intercontinental Fiji Beach Resort & Spa||Bronze Winner|
|2022||Wedding Operator of the year||Totoka Hair Makeup||Gold Winner|
|2022||Wedding Operator of the year||Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort||Silver Winner|
|2022||Destination Marketing||Vomo Island Resort||Gold Winner|
|2022||Destination Marketing||South Sea Cruises Group||Silver Winner|
|2022||Destination Marketing||Fiji Airways||Bronze Winner|
|2019||Destination Marketing||Pacific Bedbank|
|2018||Destination Marketing||Malamala Beach Club|
|2022||Specialised Tour Services||Vou Hub Fiji||Gold Winner|
|2022||Specialised Tour Services||River Tubing Fiji||Silver Winner|
|2022||Specialised Tour Services||South Sea Sailing||Bronze Winner|
|2022||Excellence in Food Tourism||Nanuku Resort Fiji||Gold Winner|
|2022||Excellence in Food Tourism||Vatuvara Private Islands||Silver Winner|
|2022||Excellence in Food Tourism||Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay||Bronze Winner|
|2019||Culinary Services Award||Vatuvara Private Islands|
|2018||Culinary Services Award||Castaway Island Resort|
|2018||Culinary Services Award||Maqai Eco Surf Resort|
|2022||Inbound & Transport Operators||Tewaka||Gold Winner|
|2022||Inbound & Transport Operators||Rosie Holidays Fiji||Silver Winner|
|2022||Inbound & Transport Operators||Tour Managers||Bronze Winner|
|2019||Tour & Transport Operators Award||Pacific Destinations|
|2022||Tourism & Industry Support||South Sea Cruises Group||Gold Winner|
|2022||Tourism & Industry Support||Port Denarau Marina||Silver Winner|
|2022||Tourism & Industry Support||Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association||Bronze Winner|
|2022||Accommodation – Luxury||Vatuvara Private Islands||Gold Winner|
|2022||Accommodation – Luxury||Vomo Island Resort||Silver Winner|
|2022||Accommodation – Luxury||Nanuku Resort Fiji||Bronze Winner|
|2019||Accommodation Luxury Award||Vatuvara Private Islands|
|2018||Accommodation Luxury Award||Vatuvara Private Islands|
|2022||Accommodation – Deluxe||Radisson Blu Resort Fiji||Gold Winner|
|2022||Accommodation – Deluxe||Castaway Island Resort||Silver Winner|
|2022||Accommodation – Deluxe||Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay||Bronze Winner|
|2019||Accommodation – Deluxe||Castaway Island Resort|
|2018||Accommodation – Deluxe||Wyndham Denarau Island|
|2022||Accommodation – Superior||Malolo Island Resort||Gold Winner|
|2022||Accommodation – Superior||Kaila Na Ua Resort||Silver Winner|
|2022||Accommodation – Superior||Barefoot Kuata Island Resort||Bronze Winner|
|2019||Accommodation Quality Award||Tropica Island Resort|
|2018||Accommodation Quality Award||Malolo Island Resort|
|2022||ccommodation Budget/Hostel||South Sea Island||Gold Winner|
|2022||ccommodation Budget/Hostel||Vuda Marina Cottages||Silver Winner|
|2022||ccommodation Budget/Hostel||Likuri Island Resort||Bronze Winner|
|2019||Accommodation Budget/Hostel||Boat House Nanuya|
|2018||Accommodation Budget/Hostel||Aquarius On The Beach|
|2022||Employee Excellence in Service||Irfaan Ali – Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa||Gold Winner|
|2022||Employee Excellence in Service||Timoci Koroivuki – Shangri La Yanuca Island||Silver Winner|
|2022||Environmental Sustainability||Vatuvara Private Islands||Gold Winner|
|2022||Environmental Sustainability||Barefoot Manta Resort||Silver Winner|
|2022||Environmental Sustainability||Vatu i Ra Conservation Park Trust||Bronze Winner|
|2022||Community CSR||Vuda Marina Fiji||Gold Winner|
|2022||Community CSR||Ecotrax Fiji||Silver Winner|
|2022||Community CSR||Bula Coffee||Bronze Winner|
|2022||Cultural Tourism Champion||Rafaele Delai – Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa||Gold Winner|
|2022||Cultural Tourism Champion||Mosese Lesumaisuva – Radisson Blu Resort Fiji||Silver Winner|
|2022||Rising Star||Shakil Zoro Bhamji – The Coffee Hub||Gold Winner|
|2022||Rising Star||Amos Daniel – Captain Cook Cruises||Silver Winner|
|2022||Dixon Seeto Tourism Leader||Cynthia Rasch – Port Denarau Marina||Gold Winner|
|2022||Dixon Seeto Tourism Leader||Robert Miller – Vatuvara Private Islands||Silver Winner|
|2022||Dixon Seeto Tourism Leader||Rohit Chand – South Sea Cruises||Bronze Winner|
Tourism Awards Category Descriptions
Category 1: Dixon Seeto Tourism Leader – This category recognises an individual’s outstanding contribution to Fiji tourism over many years.
Category 2: Rising Star – This category recognises tourism professionals at or below the age of 35, employed in the tourism industry, who demonstrates leadership and outstanding talent through their roles and contribution to the industry.
Category 3: Cultural Tourism Champion – This award recognises tourism professionals, employed in the tourism industry, who demonstrate a unique ability & personality to showcase Fiji’s culture as ambassadors in their roles. It also recognises professionals who display a genuine bula flair when showcasing Fiji as a culturally rich tourism destination.
Category 4: Community CSR – This award recognises the efforts & contributions of organisations who have made a positive impact in the community through various community engagement initiatives. It recognises the efforts to support and initiate projects that improve and benefit the community.
Category 5: Environmental Sustainability – This award recognises leadership in taking authentic action for the benefit of our environment, demonstrable by long-term commitment & performance. It also recognizes the promotion, development & engagement with the Fijian people & operator’s understanding of Fiji’s Blue Pacific Framework.
Category 6: Employee Excellence in Service – This award recognises individuals employed in the tourism industry who demonstrate excellence in their roles and display exceptional talent and passion in enhancing tourism experiences and whose contribution is invaluable to the industry.
Category 7: Accommodation Budget/Hostel – This category recognises accommodation providers with evidence of facilities, cleanliness, value for money, catering (if applicable) and activities that enhance the guest experience.
Category 8: Accommodation – Superior – This category recognises establishments with high quality levels in focused service and facilities with limited food & beverage offerings, evidence of cleanliness, value for money, catering (if applicable) and activities that enhance the guest experience.
Category 9: Accommodation – Deluxe – This category recognises establishments providing full service, food & beverage dining options, in-room dining, recreation activities & other hotel/resort services; with evidence of cleanliness, value for money, catering (if applicable) and activities that enhance the guest experience.
Category 10: Accommodation – Luxury – This category recognises establishments that exemplify luxury in all areas of operations, with attention to detail in design, architecture, and services that consistently exceed guest expectations. There are two sub-categories: A) Luxury Hotels & Resorts B) Boutique Luxury.
Category 11: Tourism & Industry Support – This category recognises the outstanding efforts of an organisation in supporting tourism in Fiji. This includes product supply, marketing &/or promotional initiatives & support services that either individually or collectively, have contributed substantially to the sustainability, awareness & success of Fiji as a tourism destination.
Category 12: Inbound & Transport Operators – This category is open to inbound & transport operators & facilitators. It recognises the significant contribution to tourism through the provision of inbound travel, and transport related services that enhance the visitors’ experience of the destination.
Category 13: Excellence in Food Tourism – This category recognises establishments – restaurants & catering services, offering a tourism experience that commensurate with customer expectation of the establishment. They also demonstrate a commitment to using local produce wherever practicable. It is not a food award but does recognise a significant contribution to tourism through the delivery of an authentic consumer experience showcasing innovative food and flavours, including beverages.
Category 14: Specialised Tour Services – This category includes adventure tourism, cultural and natural attractions and activities that offer top quality product experience & optimal operational performance. An organised adventure activity on land, air or water that offers: 1) thrills or excitement based on active participation & personal challenge; or 2) cultural/natural experiences which enhance the visitor’s knowledge; and/or 3) an appreciation of the unique cultural &/or natural landscape of Fiji.
Category 15: Destination Marketing – This category recognises creativity and innovation in a fully integrated marketing campaign that is proven to be successful in the international marketplace. A campaign can be a single promotional activity or a series of related promotions, initiated in the last 12-18 months.
Category 16: Wedding Operator of the year – This category recognises the outstanding contribution of wedding operators to the industry. They also demonstrate a commitment to providing superb and exceptional wedding experiences in Fiji.
Category 17: Spa Operator of the year – This category recognises the exceptional standards in service offered by spa operators to promote wellness and outstanding spa experiences. They also demonstrate a commitment to our environment and promote sustainability in their practices.
Category 18: Dive Operator of the year – This category recognises operators in the dive industry that contribute to maintaining exceptional standards and promote/showcase the quality and uniqueness of diving in Fiji. They also contribute to creating and raising awareness in ocean and marine environment protection through dive practices and sustainable efforts.
Category 19: C & I Operator of the year – This category recognises the exceptional contribution of organisations towards the execution of innovative and creative Conference and Incentive events in Fiji. It also recognises the promotion of Fiji as a destination of choice for C&I and its significant contribution to tourism.
Category 20: Training & Development – This category recognises tourism organisations that have demonstrated a commitment to improving customer services and experiences through employee training & development.
Category 21: Lifetime Achievement
Category 22: Visionary Award
- FETA (2020, January 1). ANZ Fiji Excellence In Tourism Awards. ANZ Fiji Excellence In Tourism. Retrieved October 9, 2023, from Link