Congratulating the winners, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said the Fijian spirit was alive and well.
He also paid tribute to the various Government agencies for their continuous support towards the tourism industry.
"My fellow Fijians, I am certain that you share my pride, my gratitude and relief at the way our nation faced these natural disasters," said Commodore Bainimarama.
"I also pay tribute to our partners in the business community, the ordinary men and women of our country, and of course, the members of the tourism industry.
"From the owners and management who provided leadership in the times of crisis many of whom are gathered here tonight — to all the thousands of the industry's staff.
"The commitment of individual Fijians to a speedy return to work when many were dealing with destruction or damage to their own homes and communities was an inspiration to us all."
Commodore Bainimarama said tourism was benefiting from a host of Government initiatives and not just our huge investment in Fiji Airways or the $150million Momi Resort development.
"In the 2013 Budget, we have made a massive investment in infrastructure, especially our roads.
"Our visitors as well as every Fijian will benefit from this because the state of our roads has been one of the biggest impediments to economic growth.
We're also investing heavily in agriculture, training a new generation of farmers with a view to eventually making Fiji self-sufficient in food production.
"Our resorts and hotels should be proudly serving food that is Fijian-made and Fijian-grown."