Terms & Conditions

Award Dinner Terms & Conditions

By completing a ticket registration purchase you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

  • Ticket Purchase – Completing the online ticket purchase implies that the company will attend and will pay the registration fee prior to the commencement of the Awards Dinner.
  • Ticket Purchase Acceptance – Consideration and acceptance of your registration to participate at the Event is at the sole discretion of TIA. TIA is under no obligation to provide you with any reasons for their acceptance or rejection of your application to attend.
  • Ticket Purchase Fee  – The Ticket Purchase Fee is due and payable in full within 30 days of issue of an invoice by TIA, and in any case no later than 15 business days prior to the Event. See Early bird Entitlement to ensure entitlement of early bird rate.
  • Early bird Entitlement – Ticket Purchases are entitled to the early bird discounted ticket fee where payment is received in full before the cut off date for early bird registration closes. Where payment for the early bird discounted ticket fee is not received by TIA before the close off of the early bird date, the company will automatically be invoiced for the difference between the early bird rate and standard rate, and must make payment prior to attending the event.
  • GST  – Participants agree to pay all applicable GST in connection with the event as provided for on the event website, or as otherwise notified by TIA.
  • Other costs – You are responsible for all your costs associated with the Event including, without limitation, travel and accommodation costs. TIA will not be responsible for any costs or disbursements that you incur as a result of your ticket purchase.
  • Cancellation Policy –  All cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellation fees apply regardless of whether the participation fee has been paid and need to be paid within 10 working days of cancellation being made.TIA welcomes a substitute attendee if the original attendee is unable to attend the event by notifying TIA prior to the commencement of the event. A full refund of the ticket purchase fee will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the event. No full or part refund will be payable where there is less than 10 working days’ notice before the commencement of the event.
  • Event Changes or Cancellation  – TIA reserves the right to make alterations, reschedule or cancel events where circumstances are beyond its control. In the unlikely event of an event being cancelled by TIA, a full refund will be made. Liability will be limited to the amount of the fee paid by the delegate. In the event of it being found necessary, for whatever reason, that the event is being postponed or the dates being changed, the organisers shall not be liable for any expenditure, damage or loss incurred by the delegate. If by re-arrangement or postponement the event can take place, the booking between the delegate and the organisers shall remain in force and will be subject to the TIA cancellation schedule.
  • Health & Safety – Attendees will adhere to all fire, health and safety regulations which affect the Event. All events are a smoke-free events.
  • Special Dietary/Physical Requirements  – Will only be catered for if requested one week prior to the eventPlease indicate any special requirements by emailing awards@tia.org.nz with your specifications.
  • Image Release –  In registering for TIA events, delegates grant permission to TIA, its agents and others working under its authority, to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness. It is understood these images may be used for promotional, news, on-line/multimedia, research and/or educational purposes by and for TIA. Delegates agree that they are not entitled to remuneration, residuals, royalties or any other payment from TIA in respect of their image/likeness or its use. Delegates release, discharge, and hold harmless, TIA and its agents from any and all claims, demands or causes of actions that they may hereafter have by reason of anything contained in the photographs or video. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise TIA by contacting awards@tia.org.nz.
  • Promotional material –  It is not permitted for delegates to distribute or display promotional materials at the Event without prior consent from TIA.
  • Compliance with law  – You will ensure that you, and each of your employees, contractors and representatives, comply with all applicable New Zealand law at all times during your participation in the Event.
  • Governing law – These terms and conditions shall be governed by New Zealand law and the courts of New Zealand shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine all issues which may arise under or in connection with these terms and conditions.
  • Privacy – TIA may collect personal information from you (such as your name, home/business address and email) for the purpose of facilitating your participation in the Event, and for event management. It may be provided to other event related organisations or entities (such as other event participants, event sponsors / partners and event contractors) for the purpose of event management or TIA may use it to contact you in the future for purposes relating to the Event. If you wish to opt out of your information being shared with event sponsors then you must advise us by email.
  • Insurance – It is the responsibility of the delegate to arrange appropriate insurance cover in connection with their attendance at TIA events. TIA cannot be held liable for any loss, liability or damage to personal property.

If you have any questions about these Terms & Conditions, please contact us at awards@tia.org.nz

Award Entry Terms & Conditions

By submitting an application the entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.

  • Previous Award winners can enter the New Zealand Tourism Awards.
  • Current employees of the Tourism Industry Aotearoa cannot enter the awards.
  • Judges cannot enter or be nominated in any category.
  • All finalists and winners agree to media coverage.
  • All entry information is held on a commercial-in-confidence basis. No entry information will be shared or distributed to third parties (with the exception of the judging panel).
  • Entrant’s contact details may be provided to the Awards sponsors and Tourism Industry Aotearoa Strategic Partners.
  • TIA reserves the right to cancel the awards programme or individual award categories within the programme.
  • The entrant (individual or organisation) confirms that they are not under investigation by any New Zealand or international statutory body (for example Accident Compensation Corporation, New Zealand Police, Health and Disability Commission, Inland Revenue Department, Immigration, WorkSafe NZ or other). If this is to be found untrue, it will result in the entrant being removed from the category listing.

Key Dates

16 JUNE 2017

Step One - Entries Close*
Complete your entry
form by this date

20 JUNE 2017

Step Two- Submissions Close
Complete your submission form


Finalists Announced


Winners Announced
NZ Tourism Awards Dinner
Air Force Museum, Christchurch

*Please note you must enter the awards by 16 June. At this stage you will select the awards you wish to enter and make payment. Late entries will not accepted.