West coast

West Coast wins at the New Zealand Tourism Awards

Development West Coast - Tourism won the Industry Connections award at the 2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards.

Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Oct. 25, 2019


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The 2019 Awards were updated to align with the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment, recognising environmentally sustainable and financially successful tourism businesses that embrace kaitiakitanga.

Three new awards – for Community Engagement, Employer of Choice, and Economic Success – attracted strong interest from entrants.

More than 110 tourism businesses and individuals entered the awards. They were whittled down to 37 finalists from around New Zealand.

“It’s pleasing to see the focus our business winners are putting on environmental and host community sustainability, as well as financial performance,” Mr Roberts says.

He thanked the Awards Partners, Air New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for their generous support.

2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards winners

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Industry Connections Award

Enviro-Mark Solutions Environmental Award

Horwath HTL Sir Jack Newman Outstanding Industry Leader Award

  • Glenys Coughlan

Marsh Tourism Industry Champion Award

PATA New Zealand Trust Emerging Tourism Leader Award

Auckland Airport Tourism Sustainability Business Excellence Award – more than $6m annual turnover

Tourism Ticker Tourism Sustainability Business Excellence Award – less than $6m annual turnover

  • Redwoods Treewalk & Nightlights, Rotorua

Community Engagement Award

Department of Conservation - Conservation Award

Westpac Economic Success Award

The Great Journeys of New Zealand Industry Enabler Award

He Kai Kei Aku Ringa Māori Tourism Award

Angus & Associates Visitor Experience Award

NZME People’s Choice Award