Showcasing and celebrating
the success of our Industry

About the Awards

A benchmark for excellence. The Awards celebrate individual and business success across our dynamic $36 billion industry

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Winners announced!

We congratulate the leading tourism operators and stakeholders who have been named as winners at the prestigious Tourism Awards dinner.

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Key Dates

Entries Open

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.



Submissions Close

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

28 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.



Finalists Announced 

27 JULY 2018

We’ll be ready to share the good news, with finalists being announced for each award.

Awards Dinner


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

Thank you to our Award Partners

Tourism Industry Aotearoa would like to thank the following partners for their generous support of the New Zealand Tourism Awards.

Award Partners

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