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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Australasian cruise industry celebrates excellence with ICCA awards

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Cruise lines and travel agent partners from across Australia and New Zealand gathered tonight in Sydney for the International Cruise Council Australasia's annual awards night.

Guests dressed to the nines for the event, which was hosted by Deborah Hutton and included a presentation from Cruise Lines International Association president and ceo, Christine Duffy.

The coveted Neil Frazer Award for contribution to the cruise industry went to APT founder Geoff McGeary.

The full list of award winners is:
  • Agency promotion of the Year - Australia - Travelrite International, Balwyn VIC - "Film Festival at Sea"
  • Agency promotion of the Year - NZ - iCruise - "September iCruise Month"
  • Network Promotion of the Year - Australasia - Mondo Travel (NZ) - "Let's talk cruising with Jackie"
  • Media Award - Brian Crisp "Simple changes lift Aussie Spirit" - CarnivalCruise Lines, News Limited Escape section
  • Rising Star Award NZ - Andrew Lennox: Cruiseabout, Wellington
  • Rising Star Award Australia - Emma Blacklow: RACT Travelworld Collins St, Hobart Tasmania
  • Consultant of the Year Australia - Robert Watson, Cruiseabout, Turramurra
  • Consultant of the Year NZ - Sarah Goldfinch: Cruise Republic Auckland
  • Bronze Agency of the Year NZ - Let's Cruise: Auckland
  • Silver Agency of the Year NZ - Cruise Republic: Auckland
  • Gold Agency of the Year NZ - Cruiseabout: Parnell
  • Bronze Agency of the Year Australia - Cruiseabout Turramurra
  • Silver Agency of the Year Australia - Our Vacation Centre: Gaven Qld
  • Gold Agency of the Year Australia - Phil Hoffmann Travel : Glenelg SA
  • Neil Frazer Award - Geoff McGeary

Congratulations to all the winners from Cruise Weekly and Travel Daily.

More in next week's issues of both publications.
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