awardsCheapflightsQantas Holidays

first_imgawardsCheapflightsQantas Holidays The inaugural Cheapflights Awards were held in Sydney last week with winners in 18 travel categories crowned after tallying over 14,000 votes. Shortlisted candidates across each category were selected by an expert judging panel of ten key travel and lifestyle media – including The New Daily’s lifestyle editor Susannah Guthrie, editor Sammy Preston and Fairfax Traveller’s Tripologist columnist Michael Gibecki – before being put to a public vote to choose the favourites.Attended by almost 100 partners, industry professionals, media and influencers at The Private Kitchen in Chippendale, the winners and runners up were announced by guest presenter and Australian personality, Laura Csortan.Thanks to awards partner Qantas Holidays, everyone who voted also had the chance to win a holiday to California worth $7,000.The Australian Awards follow-on from ceremonies in both the United Kingdom and South Africa. Award WinnersAIRPORT EXPERIENCEFAVOURITE AIRPORT – METRO: Melbourne Tullamarine Airport/Runner-up: Sydney AirportFAVOURITE AIRPORT – REGIONAL: Gold Coast Airport/Runner-up: Cairns AirportFAVOURITE AIRPORT – EATING & SHOPPING: Sydney Airport/Runner-up: Melbourne Tullamarine AirportFAVOURITE AIRPORT – SECURITY EXPERIENCE: Sydney Airport/Runner-up: Brisbane AirportAIRLINE AND INFLIGHT EXPERIENCEFAVOURITE AIRLINE – DOMESTIC: Qantas Airways/Runner-up: Virgin AustraliaFAVOURITE AIRLINE – INTERNATIONAL: Qantas Airways/Runner-up: Singapore AirwaysFAVOURITE AIRLINE – CREW: Qantas Airways/Runner-up: Virgin AustraliaFAVOURITE AIRLINE – INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT:Qantas Airways/Runner-up: EmiratesBOOKING EXPERIENCEFAVOURITE TRAVEL AGENT: Flight Centre/Runner-up: STA TravelFAVOURITE ONLINE TRAVEL AGENT: ExpediaFAVOURITE TOUR OPERATOR: Contiki Tours/Runner-up: Intrepid TravelPLACES AND EXPERIENCESFAVOURITE DESTINATION – DOMESTIC HOLIDAY:Whitsunday Islands, QLD/Runner-up: Noosa, QLDFAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE OR ATTRACTION:Great Barrier Reef/Sydney Opera HouseFAVOURITE DESTINATION – ASIA-PACIFIC HOLIDAY:Japan/Runner-up: Bali/IndonesiaFAVOURITE DESTINATION – LONG-HAUL HOLIDAY: New York/ParisTRAVEL MEDIAFAVOURITE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER TRAVEL SECTION OR TRAVEL MAGAZINE:Escape (News Ltd)/Runner-up:The Australian – TravelFAVOURITE TV OR RADIO TRAVEL PROGRAM: Postcards/Runner-up:Travel OzFAVOURITE TRAVEL SOCIAL INFLUENCER/BLOGGER:World of Wanderlust/Runner-up: Melbourne Girllast_img

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