Thursday 12 June 2008

Cook Islands Glitters at the World Travel Awards 2008

Cook Islands Glitters at the World Travel Awards 2008

Sydney, 11 June 2008:
With four prestigious accolades, the idyllic South Pacific islands of the Cook Islands ( <> ) have come up on top at the World Travel Awards held in Sydney on 10th June 2008.  Recognised for its outstanding beauty, One Foot Island, or Tapuaetai Motu on Aitutaki, has been crowned as having 'Australasia's Leading Beach'.  Awarding the outstanding Polynesian accommodation, Pacific Resort Aitutaki has won 'Australasia's Leading Boutique Resort' and 'Cook Islands Leading Resort' and Little Polynesian has the title of 'Cook Islands Leading Boutique Hotel'.
These accolades firmly position the Cook Islands as one of Australasia's and the World's finest holiday destinations.  One Foot Island or Tapuaetai Motu is a must on visitor's itinerary when holidaying in Aitutaki.  With glittering stretches of pure white sand and Aitutaki's pristine turquoise lagoon packed with an abundance of marine life, it is a paradise that should be on everyone's list to visit in their lifetime as mentioned by international travel writer and photographer, Steve Davey in his book "Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die".  
Aitutaki's beauty is also supported with Pacific Resort Aitutaki ( <> ) winning both the Australasia and Cook Islands leading resort award for the second year running.  It has held the 'Australasia's Leading Boutique Resort' title since 2007 and 'Cook Islands Leading Resort' since 2006 and it also was a finalist in 2007 for the 'World's Leading Boutique Hotel'.  

The World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and prestigious in the global travel industry. Established in 1993 and hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the 'Travel industry's equivalent to the Oscar's', they seek to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from travel agencies in over 190 countries across the globe, winning a World Travel Award has become one of the highest accolades a travel product can receive. Nominations are based on the previous year's voting and recommendations made by travel industry professionals. Please see its website for further details <> .
Cook Islands Tourism Corporation would like to congratulate all winners and nominees for recognition in these world-renown awards!


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