A benchmark for excellence. The Awards celebrate individual and business success across our dynamic $36 billion industry
Recognition, raising your profile and being able to promote the great work you do are just a few reasons. And of course, there’s prizes up for grabs too!
Eager to put an entry together? Download the Criteria & Submission Guidelines now and get a head-start before entries open in May.
7 MAY 2018
Complete the online entry form, choose the categories you wish to enter and then pay the entry fee. You’ll be emailed a link to start the submission process straight away.
12 JUNE 2018
You’ll have until 5.00 pm (NZST) on 12 June to complete your submission. Judging begins soon after, so late entries will not be accepted.
Dinner Tickets on Sale
14 JUNE 2018
Who will take out the top tourism title? You’ll be able to book your tickets to the Awards Dinner and be there to find out.
27 JULY 2018
We’ll be ready to share the good news, with finalists being announced for each award.
6 SEPTEMBER 2018
Drum roll please!
The New Zealand Tourism Awards culminates in a prestigious black tie dinner at the Air Force Museum, Christchurch. Finalists will be recognised, winners announced and the recipient of the coveted Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award revealed.
“As a growth oriented brand with big ambitions, winning the Supreme Award has really put us in the spotlight and facilitated some terrific partnerships that will propel us even faster towards our goals.”
Ryan Sanders – Founder, Haka Tourism Group
2017 Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award Winner
“Entering and winning the New Zealand Tourism Awards has supercharged our business with genuine once in a business lifetime opportunities.”
James Fitzgerald – Managing Director, Rotorua Canopy Tours
2016 Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award Winner
“it is a great way to reflect on the work you do and there is a chance to challenge if you are really doing enough everyday to strive for continuous and innovative solutions.“
Trent Yeo, Ziptrek Ecotours
Winner 2015 Environmental Tourism Award