2016 Finalists 

Congratulations to this years’ finalists

Emerging Tourism Leader Award, supported by PATA New Zealand Trust

  • Jared Adams – Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park, Rotorua
  • Bradley Garnett – SKYCITY Entertainment Group, Auckland

Tourism Industry Champion Award, supported by Sudima Hotels & Resorts

  • Graeme Abbot – Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, Canterbury
  • Olivier Lacoua – CQ Hotels Wellington, Wellington
  • Lisa Li – China Travel Service (NZ) Ltd, Auckland

Business Excellence Award – annual turnover less than $6 million, supported by Westpac

  • Auckland Seaplanes, Auckland
  • Black Cat Cruises, Canterbury
  • Takaro Trails Cycle Tours, Hawke’s Bay

Business Excellence Award – annual turnover more than $6 million, supported by JLT & AIG

  • CQ Hotels Wellington, Wellington
  • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, Canterbury
  • Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tours, Waikato
  • NZSki Ltd, Queenstown

Environmental Tourism Award, supported by Mercury Energy

  • Rotorua Canopy Tours, Rotorua
  • The Langham Auckland, Auckland
  • thl – Tourism Holdings Limited – Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waikato

Industry Alignment Award, supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

  • AA Traveller – The New Zealand Cycle Trail Guide, National
  • Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd, Auckland
  • Destination Rotorua, Rotorua

Maori Cultural Tourism Award, supported by Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development

  • TIME Unlimited Tours, Auckland
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Northland

Tourism 2025 Enabler Award, supported by Auckland Airport

  • Angus & Associates Ltd, Wellington
  • FORWARD Insight & Strategy, Auckland

Tourism Marketing Campaign Award, supported by Spark Business

  • Haka Tours Ltd, Auckland
  • Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tours, Waikato
  • The Department of Conservation & Air New Zealand, National

Visitor Experience Award, supported by ServiceIQ

  • Haka Tours Ltd, Auckland
  • Rainbow’s End Theme Park, Auckland
  • Rotorua Canopy Tours, Rotorua


Media Release
Hot pools to hobbits – Tourism Awards finalists named