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 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 www.cnzyot.govt.nz.

Award Supporters

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.

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.

The Great Journeys of New Zealand is operated by KiwiRail, which has a long and proud history of connecting people and places by rail and ferry.

KiwiRail is focused on providing excellent service to our customers, a zero-harm workplace for our staff and delivering our services in an environmentally sustainable way. KiwiRail is a State-Owned Enterprise reporting to the New Zealand Government as shareholder.

Zero Harm is a key focus at all levels of KiwiRail’s business with the health and safety of customers and staff paramount.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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
  • the fostering and promotion of a tourism industry in New Zealand based on the sustainable use
    and preservation of New Zealand’s natural assets.

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 Christchurch 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?