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 operates a global network that provides passenger and cargo services to, from and within New Zealand to approximately 17 million passengers a year.

The airline’s purpose is to supercharge New Zealand’s success socially, environmentally and economically to ensure a strong, vibrant business into the future.

Air New Zealand’s network reach extends from New Zealand into Australia, Asia, the Americas and the United Kingdom. In 2018 we welcomed Chicago and Taipei to our international network and will soon begin direct services to Seoul in South Korea.

Listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, Air New Zealand operates to 20 domestic and 30 international destinations and is a member of the Star Alliance network.

Award Partner and Industry Connections 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

Award Supporters

For 18 years, Angus & Associates has contributed to the success of the tourism industry by enabling evidence-based planning and decision-making across the industry.

Our team brings an expert understanding of tourism consumers and the supply-side of the industry to partnerships with central and local government agencies, peak industry bodies and private sector operators of all sizes, both in New Zealand and offshore.  Amongst the services we offer are a range of proprietary visitor insight programmes, comprehensive market analysis, strategic planning, brand development, feasibility studies, and event and activity evaluation.

Auckland Airport is committed to playing its part to grow New Zealand’s travel, trade and tourism. It is focused on developing sustainable air connectivity to international and domestic destinations, and marketing our country as an attractive tourism destination.
We are the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Our vision is for New Zealand to be the greatest living space on Earth. Our vision means ensuring that New Zealanders gain a wide range of benefits from healthy functioning ecosystems, recreation opportunities, and through living our history.
Enviro-Mark Solutions
Enviro-Mark Solutions is the leading provider of environmental certifications in New Zealand. Since 2001, its programmes have ensured that New Zealand companies are benefiting from international best practice, applied science, and effective tools. Enviro-Mark Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, a Government-owned Crown Research Institute.

Our CEMARS, carboNZero, Enviro-Mark and Energy-Mark certifications meet and exceed the requirements of ISO standards and ensure consistent and comprehensive reporting, benchmarking and management of environmental and climate impacts. In addition, we offer product life cycle assessments, carbon calculators, materiality assessments on the Sustainable Development Goals and expertise in calculating and submitting science-based targets.

The Great Journeys of New Zealand is operated by KiwiRail. With a long and proud history of connecting people and places for more than 150 years, our internationally acclaimed scenic train and ferry journeys navigate some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes.

‘The Great Journeys of New Zealand’ unites our four iconic journeys: Northern Explorer, Interislander, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine. Our journeys are at the heart of what we do and offer the best way to experience New Zealand, connecting tourists with our landscapes, people, places and culture. We have the unique ability to take people to places which are largely inaccessible. Carrying more than one million passengers a year, the Great Journeys of New Zealand is a business that is going places with bold plans to grow further in the years to come.

In 2011, the Ministers for Economic Development and Māori Affairs established an independent Māori Economic Development Panel, tasked with developing a Māori Economic Strategy and Action Plan. He kai kei aku ringa (providing the food you need with your own hands), the Māori Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan was subsequently released in 2012.

He kai kei aku ringa is designed to build on the experience of previous strategies and initiatives and recognises that Māori development is fundamental to the development of New Zealand. He kai kei aku ringa focuses on boosting Māori economic performance, and is being implemented through a Crown Māori Economic Growth Partnership.

Horwath HTL is the global leader in hospitality consulting providing quality solutions for hotel, tourism & leisure projects in 45 offices. Horwath HTL NZ provides specialist consulting services to public sector stakeholders and private sector clients in the industry across New Zealand and the South Pacific. To find out more, visit the Horwath HTL website.

The PATA New Zealand Trust was established to oversee the distribution of residual funds from the old PATA New Zealand Chapter.

It was decided that an appropriate way of giving back to the New Zealand industry was to support emerging leadership talent.

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Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser serving commercial and individual clients with data driven risk solutions and advisory services. A wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), MMC and JLT Group became one company on 1 April 2019, bringing together two high-performing teams. At Marsh New Zealand, we have presence across 14 locations, access to even deeper risk expertise and specialty capabilities, greater talent, broader geographic reach, and more capacity in digital, data, and analytics. Our strengthened capabilities are harnessed to create value for your business in the moments that matter.
Tourism Talent
At Tourism Talent we are passionate about change. Just like you, we work in and love the tourism industry. It gets under your skin, that pride and joy you get from promoting New Zealand and seeing people have a great time in our backyard.

It is that passion for tourism in New Zealand that is driving us to make positive change happen to enhance our industry. We are focused on changing perceptions of tourism careers, changing how the tourism industry attracts and retains talent, while also helping the industry strategize for talent now and in the future.

Tourism Ticker


Tourism Ticker is the leading source of daily news and insight for New Zealand’s tourism industry. By providing relevant news, detailed profiles and data on the products, people and businesses operating in the tourism sector, the Ticker keeps readers abreast of the trends, issues and developments affecting New Zealand’s biggest export earner. The Ticker delivers essential tourism intelligence, every day.

Westpac has a national network of business specialists across New Zealand, supported by a team of Private Bank advisors and personal bankers.

We provide a range of products and services for clients in the tourism industry including helping find appropriate financial solutions. TIA members can also benefit from our industry association banking package.

The Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) was established in 2007 for charitable purposes for the education of people involved in the New Zealand tourism industry and the education of all persons in New Zealand on matters relating to the tourism industry in New Zealand, and the fostering and promotion of a tourism industry in New Zealand based on the sustainable use and preservation of New Zealand’s natural assets.

Event Supporters

Official Media Partner and People’s Choice Award Sponsor

NZME engages audiences with a mix of over 80 digital, print and radio media brands – including NZH Travel. We’re focussed on delivering the very best in news, sport and entertainment to over 3 million New Zealanders, ensuring we’re in step with audiences and attuned to the wants and wishes of our advertising partners.

Host City

ChristchurchNZ is the city’s economic development and city profile agency charged with igniting bold ambition, excitement, connecting changemakers, stimulating economic activity and attracting visitors to Ōtautahi Christchurch.

To fulfil our mission of igniting bold ambition in our city and region, we provide targeted initiatives to support innovation and business growth while promoting our city nationally and internationally. We aim to ensure its reputation grows as a vibrant and exciting city surrounded by mountains and beaches – a place where our people experiment and test new ideas and innovate in business, technology and society

At Vbase our venues and our people are the foundation that sets us apart and we are incredibly passionate about bringing people together and creating memories to last. Every day we deliver amazing experiences across our diverse venue portfolio – Christchurch Town Hall, Horncastle Arena, Hagley Oval Pavilion, Air Force Museum, and Orangetheory Stadium. We know each event is unique, but we know our team and the passion that drives them. We know our city and know you’ll be welcomed with open arms. We know the local suppliers, the creative geniuses. We know you’ll love it here too.

So which stage will you choose?

The Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) was established in 2007 for charitable purposes for the education of people involved in the New Zealand tourism industry and the education of all persons in New Zealand on matters relating to the tourism industry in New Zealand, and the fostering and promotion of a tourism industry in New Zealand based on the sustainable use and preservation of New Zealand’s natural assets.
Being a modern and diversified firm of Nelson Lawyers is our strength.

Our method is straightforward and that is to achieve for you, the client, the best possible result. Our point of difference is going the extra mile and delivering at the targeted time frame.

We speak to you in plain English and will not only talk-the-talk but will walk-the-walk with you, across all aspects of law.

Our friendly approachable team will cut to the chase both personally and professionally – gaining your optimal outcome.

Transport Provider

Pacific Tourways is the leading tour coach operator in the travel and tourism industry, operating a modern fleet of vehicles with a 5 star NZTA operator rating.

From our bases in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown we supply luxury coaches for group tours, day trips for special events, airport transfers and conference and incentive work. We are passionate about New Zealand tourism and pleased to support the 2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards.

Wine Sponsor

Everyone knows Christchurch Casino for its fun and entertainment via a wide selection of Table Games and Electronic Gaming Machines. But there is more to Christchurch Casino than meets the eye. 2 Restaurants – Kiwi & Cantonese, 1 Sports Bar Restaurant specialising in Burgers & Pizzas, 1 Bar & 1 Events Centre with capacity for up to 430 people. But it is the support of main local and national organisations that are not noticed and are not advertised. Westpac Helicopter, Ronald MacDonald House, Cholmondeley House, North Brighton Surf Life Saving to name just a few. Our sponsorship of many of Christchurchs’ major sporting franchises – The Crusaders, Canterbury Rugby, The Tactix, Cup, The Rams, Canterbury Dragons & NZ Cup & Show Week.

Our sponsorship of The New Zealand Tourism awards is not about self-promotion but to recognise the hard work of every tourism operator in the South Island. Without all of your hard work Christchurch Casino wouldn’t be where it is today. For all your efforts we thank and applaud you.

New Zealand Māori Tourism is committed to working with the Māori tourism sector to contribute to our economy, to provide compelling visitor experiences, and to build a strong commercial and cultural leadership.
Beer Sponsor

At Monteith’s Brewing Company we love beer and cider with over 148 years brewing experience our head brewer Tony Mercer quietly tinkers away working his magic to conjurer up that next ‘special brew’. We carefully hand craft our brews in small batches to develop full natural flavours and we employ a time honoured tradition for quality control….we taste it.

Monteith’s Brewing Company has become recognized as the leader in the New Zealand craft beer market, our origins are firmly ingrained and our brewery is standing strong and proud. So come in and experience beer at its best, at our home on the West Coast S.I of Aotearoa.

Outward Bound is New Zealand’s leading organisation for showing people their full potential through outdoor challenge and adventure.

We believe in experiential learning – or learning through doing. That means students take responsibility over the challenge ahead of them. Whether that’s leading the way on an expedition or managing their team to complete a kayak journey.

Our focus lies in building transferable skill and attitudes that remain far beyond a participant’s time with us. Lessons learnt are applicable to work, study, home – and they last for life.