(22nd SEASON)

The 2018 Awards season has again received impressive applications for all categories, and following on from the 2017 precedent, where initial scoring has been very close, some categories have more than three applicants short-listed for the next round of judging. The continuation of this approach again ensures the Awards assessments are as thorough, fair and transparent and as logistically possible. The newly introduced Individual Categories that includes, Fiji Tourism Pride, Emerging Tourism Leader and Tourism Leader have been submitted to a separate panel of industry leaders and experts headed by an independent chairperson with broader business focus for judging. The Trustees are pleased to welcome some first-time ANZ Awards’ entrants to the shortlist, as well as previous years’ winners and entrants, and confirm the following nominees will now go through the next stages of judging.