Tourism Industry Awards

Awards Dinner tickets on sale 

Tickets for the 2015 Tourism Industry Awards dinner at SKYCITY Auckland, 2 October, are now on sale. Get in quick to secure your place at what will be a fantastic black-tie event.  

SKYCITY Hotel and SKYCITY Grand Hotel are both offering guests a special room rate for the night.


Finalists named! 

Emerging Tourism Leader supported by PATA New Zealand Trust
Sarah Greener, The Rock Adventure Cruise, Paihia 
Ross Copland, Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown
Ryan Sanders, Haka Tours Ltd, Auckland

Tourism Industry Champion supported by Sudima Hotels & Resorts
Jeroen Jongejans, Dive! Tutukaka
Kiri Goulter, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism
Bruce Thomasen, Skyline Enterprises Ltd, Rotorua

Visitor Experience Award supported by ServiceIQ
Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown
Dart River - Ngai Tahu Tourism, Glenorchy
Rainbow's End Theme Park Ltd, Auckland
SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland

Business Excellence Award – annual turnover less than $6 million supported by Westpac
CQ Hotels Wellington
Dive! Tutukaka
Haka Tours Ltd, Auckland

Business Excellence Award – annual turnover more than $6 million supported by JLT/AIG
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa
Rainbow's End Theme Park Ltd, Auckland
Skyline Rotorua
Thrifty Car Rental New Zealand, Christchurch

Environmental Tourism Award
Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown
Dive! Tutukaka
The Langham Auckland
Ziptrek Ecotours, Queenstown

Maori Cultural Tourism Award
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Ngai Tahu Tourism, Christchurch
TIME Unlimited Tours, Auckland

Tourism Marketing Campaign Award supported by ReserveGroup
Destination Rotorua
Haka Tours Ltd, Auckland
Thrifty Car Rental New Zealand, Christchurch

Industry Alignment Award
Art Deco Trust, Napier
Bay of Islands Destination Marketing Group
Department of Conservation / Air New Zealand - The Great Walk Story, Wellington
The Middle-earth Trilogy - Te Puia, Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, Discover Waitomo

Tourism 2025 Enabler Award supported by Auckland Airport
Angus & Associates, Wellington
Positively Wellington Tourism
Taupo District Council, Tuaropaki Ltd, Destination Great Lake Taupo

$10,000 supreme prize

The winner of the Air New Zealand Supreme Award will win air travel to any Air New Zealand destination in North America, South America or Asia valued at up to $10,000 to help them grow their business. 

The Awards programme is run by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).


The benefits

“The best performing businesses are continuously engaged in benchmarking and the best benchmarking practices include comparison with competitors.”  Tourism 2025  

The Tourism Industry Awards can help raise the profile of your organisation and enhance its reputation by promoting the great work you are doing. Winning an award will provide you with a platform to celebrate your success.

Entering and winning the awards will deliver many other benefits, including:

  • gain a fresh perspective and insight of your business and leadership style to help refine your strategy
  • benchmark your business against other high achievers
  • add a new dimension to your marketing efforts
  • win recognition for your achievements from your industry peers
  • boost staff morale
  • raise your organisation's profile to help attract top talent and capital investment
  • make the most of media coverage


A big thank you to the generosity of our Awards Partners Air New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and our Awards Supporters: Sudima Hotels & Resorts, ServiceIQ, Westpac, Crowe Horwath International, and Auckland Airport.


Brought to you by:


 Tourism Industry Association New Zealand
4th Flr, Tourism & Travel House 79 Boulcott Street, P.O. Box 1697,
Wellington 6140, New Zealand  |  Phone: +64 4 499 0104 Fax: +64 4 499 0827

Updated Tuesday, 1 September 2015