Thank you to our Partners

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

Award Partners

Award Partner and Supreme Award Sponsor

Air New Zealand has a long and proud history as New Zealand’s national carrier, delivering a uniquely Kiwi experience on the 17 million customer journeys it provides every year. Featuring award-winning New Zealand wines and menus designed by renowned chef Peter Gordon, Air New Zealand offers visitors their first taste of New Zealand from the moment they step onboard.

Air New Zealand connects customers to 20 destinations within New Zealand and 30 international destinations in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Asia, North America, South America and the United Kingdom. We are pleased to welcome Chicago and Taipei to our network from November 2018.

As a member of the Star Alliance network, Air New Zealand is able to provide access to almost any destination in the world.

Award Partner and Industry Alignment Award Sponsor

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) plays a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy. We develop and deliver policy, services, advice and regulation to support business growth and the prosperity and wellbeing of all New Zealanders. As part of this, we work with the tourism sector to help tourism businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive, and regions to maximise the value of their visitor economies. MBIE is leading work on the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism. We are inviting tourism businesses to get involved in the year, for more information, visit