Travel + Leisure
2013 World’s Best Awards
The islands of Moorea and Bora Bora nabbed two of the five spots for “Best Island” category in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards” – the magazine’s prestigious annual readers’ survey. Moorea ranked at number two and Bora Bora rounded out the top five. The islands were honored in the Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region category.
The Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey reveals readers’ favorite hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car-rental agencies, spas, safari outfitters, and tour operators and are listed on www.TravelandLeisure.com.
Top Islands – Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
# 2 – Moorea
# 5 – Bora Bora
Top Cruise Lines – Small-Ship Cruise Lines
# 7 – Paul Gauguin Cruises
Top Cruise Lines – Small-Ship Cruise Lines for Families
# 1 – Paul Gauguin Cruises
Top 100 Hotels
# 5 – Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Top Hotel Spa – Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
# 1 – St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
Top Resorts – Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
# 1 – Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
# 4 – St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
# 6 – Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa
# 7 – Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
# 9 – InterContinental Tahiti Resort
# 10 – Le Méridien Tahiti
HotelsWorld First Awards Ceremony
Pacific Beachcomber’s Richard Bailey Recieves “Global First Award”
Richard Bailey received the “Global First Award” in the inaugural HotelsWorld First Awards, the leading event for industry CEOs and other senior executives in the Australia and New Zealand region, held in Sydney, Australia, on July 24, 2013.
The HotelsWorld First Awards were created to honor industry leaders with the qualities of first – those who have achieved something special and unique, something that has been an unprecedented success by being genuine first in the world of guest accommodation.
“I am honored to receive this special honor,” said Bailey. “At each of our properties and on our cruise ships, we strive to deliver the most luxurious, memorable, and enriching experience to our guests. Sustainable development and tourism is a cornerstone of our business model and we attach great importance to protecting the environment along with preserving local traditions and culture.”