Pacific Resort Aitutaki still best in Australasia

10/06/2008 Sydney, Australia:

Pacific Resort Aitutaki has just won the 2008 World Travel Award for "Australasia's Leading Boutique Resort" and "Cook Islands Leading Resort" for its second consecutive year. The award was announced last night at the 2008 World Travel Awards gala ceremony held at the Observatory Hotel in Sydney, Australia, where industry leaders from around the region were present as Eden Hall Pacific Resort's Founder and Chairman together with several of his fellow Directors were on hand to receive this most prestigious award.

A delighted Eden Hall had this to say when thanking those who had supported and recognized Pacific Resort Aitutaki's nomination, "We are very proud to be nominated again and ranked with a field of very fine properties" The finalists were Bedarra Island in Queensland, Australia, Blanket Bay, near Queenstown, New Zealand, Aitutaki's near neighbour, Bora Bora Lagoon Resort in French Polynesia, the Claremont Country Estate & Nature Reserve, New Zealand, Double Island, Queensland, Australia and Taveuni Palms in Fiji". Eden Hall was also full of praise for the team at Pacific Resort Aitutaki who had shown their ongoing commitment to providing the special service that is Pacific Resort Aitutaki, "it is our people that make all the difference" said Hall.

And in a double celebration for the Cook Islands, Aitutaki's "One Foot Island" won recognition as Australasia's Leading Beach. "A big part of what is Aitutaki is One Foot Island" Said Eden Hall, "again we felt fantastic that our fellow finalists included some of the world's best known beaches. This award also serves tribute to Teina Bishop and all of the people of Aitutaki who are so committed to preserving the beauty and pristine environment that is One Foot Island".

Independently hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the "Travel industry's equivalent to the Oscars", the World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and prestigious awards program in the global travel industry today.


Notes to Editors
About Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Secluded Luxury…Like a siren of the Pacific, Aitutaki seduces you. This magical place in the South Pacific is home to Pacific Resort Aitutaki – Cook Islands. Here you will discover a seducing enclave of romance, refinement and luxury that beckons to even the most discerning traveller. Pacific Resort Aitutaki is limited to just 27 luxurious absolute beachfront bungalows, suites and villas, all with their own personal, panoramic view of Aitutaki's world-famous lagoon and where each sunset majestically colours the ocean beyond.

And even when your idyllic getaway comes to an end, the seduction doesn't stop. When you return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, you'll pause every now and then to revisit your magical memories of Aitutaki. And you'll realise that this exclusive, romantic sanctuary will hold you in its spell forever. For more information visit

About World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards were conceived in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. Now in their fourteenth year, travel professionals and discerning travellers have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the very best endorsement that a travel product could hope to receive. With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from 167,000 travel agencies, tour & transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe, winning a World Travel Award has become one of the highest accolades a travel product or organization can achieve. World Travel Awards are especially coveted as, uniquely, the votes are cast globally by fellow professionals. With trophies awarded in over 1,000 different categories, the World Travel Awards are undoubtedly the world's most comprehensive awards celebration. For more information visit

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