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Award finalists named

Filipe Naigulevu
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

FINALISTS in 10 out of 13 categories of the 2017 ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards have been announced.

In making the finalists known yesterday, ANZ FETA Trustee and Organising Committee chairperson Olivia Mavoa said they had received a number of impressive entries following on from the previous seasons, where initial scoring had been very close.

"Some categories have more than three finalists for site visits," Ms Mavoa said in a statement.

"The awards entries are assessed by an independent panel of judges who are made up of industry leaders and experts.

"We wish all our finalists the best of luck as we count down to the awards night Gala dinner at the Sheraton Fiji Resorts Denarau Convention Centre on Saturday February 17th."

Ms Mavoa also stated that the 2017 awards season saw the introduction of the online submissions process.

The finalists for the individual awards for the remaining three categories; Fiji Pride, Emerging Leader and Tourism Leader will be announced in the coming week while the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement and Visionary will be announced during the awards night on Saturday February 17.

This year's awards also see the introduction of a Hall of Fame award which will be presented to Likuliku Lagoon Resort as the first inductee to this prestigious recognition of consistent excellence.

The event is also expected to be a sea of blue and green in line with the theme "Sustaining our Resources".

The list of finalists:


South Sea Island

Tanoa Rakiraki

Vuda Marina Fiji


Malolo Island Resort

Treasure Island Resort

Volivoli Beach Resort


Maui Palms

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Sheraton Resort & Spa - Tokoriki

Warwick Fiji


Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

Royal Davui Island Resort

Yasawa Island Resort


Chantara Thai Restaurant -

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji

Flavours of Fiji Cooking School

Ivi - Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Kanavata Restaurant & Bar -

Nanuku Auberge Resort

The Kitchen Grill - Westin Resort & Spa


Film Fiji

Rosie Holidays

Tour Managers


Essence of Fiji Rejuvenation Centre

Pacific Bedbank

Port Marina Denarau

Vuda Marina Fiji & The Boatshed Restaurant


Rosie Holidays

Sigatoka River Safari

Tour Managers Fiji


Maqai Eco Surf Beach Resort

Namosi Eco Resort

Nanuya Island Resort

SSC Vinaka Volunteering

Treasure Island Resort


Captain Cook Cruises Tivua Island

Flavours of Fiji Cooking School

Kula Wild Adventure Park

Sigatoka River Safari

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