TIA Chief Executive, Chris Roberts TIA Chief Executive, Chris Roberts

NZ Tourism Awards finalists revealed 


Twenty-four leading tourism operators and stakeholders have been announced today as finalists in the 2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards. The finalists span the country from Queenstown to Waitangi and include long-established operators as well as new businesses. Accommodation providers, activity and transport operators, educators and researchers are among the finalists. The Awards are closely aligned with the industry’s Tourism 2025 growth framework, which aims to grow total annual tourism revenue to $41 billion.The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner in Christchurch on Thursday 7 September.

2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards finalists

PATA New Zealand Trust Emerging Tourism Leader Award

- Jasmine Adams - Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park

- Shayne Forrest – Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tours, Matamata

- Margaret Munro – Earth & Sky Stargazing & Observatory Tours, Tekapo

 Auckland Airport Tourism Industry Champion Award

- Lisa Li – China Travel Service (NZ) Ltd, Auckland

- Les Morgan – Sudima Hotels & Resorts

- Ryan Sanders – Haka Tourism Group

- Angus Stubbs – Tourism Holdings Ltd – Discover Waitomo

 Sudima Hotels & Resorts Tourism 2025 Enabler Award

- Angus & Associates Ltd, Wellington

- New Zealand Transport Agency

- Queenstown Resort College

 Westpac Business Excellence Award – Less than $6 million annual turnover

- Auckland Seaplanes

- Dive! Tutukaka

- Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort

JLT & AIG Business Excellence Award – More than $6 million annual turnover

- Haka Tourism Group

- Real Journeys, Queenstown

 Skyline Queenstown

Department of Conservation Environmental Tourism Award

 Real Journeys – Walter Peak Land Restoration Project, Queenstown

 Sudima Hotels & Resorts

 Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort

 YHA New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Industry Alignment Award

 TIME Unlimited Tours, Auckland

 Tourism West Coast

For more details visit www.nztourismawards.org.nz