New Zealand brands scoop major titles at 2020 World Travel Awards - Oceania

This year, the ceremony took place online.
This year, the ceremony took place online.

New Zealand brands and travel operators have taken home some of the biggest accolades at the Oceania category of the 2020 World Travel Awards, which took place online on Wednesday morning.

As Newshub has reported, Auckland's SkyCity Grand Hotel won the title of Leading Business Hotel, but it was just one of many accommodation options in Aotearoa that were recognised.

The award for the Best Boutique Resort in Oceania was given to Glenorchy's Blanket Bay, while InterContinental Wellington won the title of Best Conference Hotel.

New Zealand's wins in the Oceania region of the 2020 World Travel Awards:

Leading Airline: Air New Zealand

  • Other nominees: Air Tahiti Nui, Fiji Airways, Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways, Samoa Airways, Virgin Australia

Leading Boutique Resort: Blanket Bay, New Zealand

  • Other nominees: Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Taveuni Palms Resort, Fiji, The Remote Resort, Fiji Islands
The stunning Blanket Bay.
The stunning Blanket Bay.

Leading Business Hotel: SkyCity Grand Hotel, New Zealand

  • Other nominees: Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Australia
  • InterContinental Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Wellington as well as Park Hyatt Sydney, 
  • Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, 
  • The Langham, Melbourne, The Westin Melbourne.

Leading City Destination: Queenstown, New Zealand

  • Other nominees: Auckland, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Leading Conference Hotel: InterContinental Wellington, New Zealand

  • Other nominees: Crown Towers Melbourne, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, SkyCity Grand Hotel, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

Leading Destination: New Zealand

  • Other nominees: Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga

Leading Experiential Luxury Property: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand

  • Other nominees: Annandale, Crystalbrook Lodge, El Questro Wilderness Park, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Lodge at The Hills, Spicers Peak Lodge, The Remote Resort
Eagles Nest.
Eagles Nest.

Leading Hotel: Millbrook Resort, New Zealand

  • Other nominees: Cordis, Auckland, Crown Towers Melbourne, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Park Hyatt Melbourne, Park Hyatt Sydney, Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, SKYCITY Grand Hotel, The Langham, Sydney

Leading Luxury Hotel Villa: The Residence @ The George Christchurch, New Zealand 

  • Other nominees: Royal Beach House Qamea Resort and Spa, Fiji, Sega Na Leqa Wakaya Club & Spa, Fiji
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

Leading Tourist Board: Tourism New Zealand

  • Other nominees: Cook Islands Tourism, Solomon Islands Tourism, South Pacific Tourism Organisation, Tahiti Tourism, Tourism Australia, Tourism Fiji

Leading Villa Resort: Eagles Nest, New Zealand

  • Other nominees: Elements of Byron, Emaho Sekawa Resort, Fiji, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands, Taveuni Palms Resort, Fiji, Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands

The World Travel Awards finals, which combines nominations from all of the world's regions, takes place on November 27.