Tourism Industry Awards finalists named

first_imgTourism Industry Awards finalists namedThe finalists in the 2015 Tourism Industry Awards have been named.Selected from over 100 entries, the 34 finalists across two individual and eight business categories represent most sectors across the $24 billion tourism industry, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.TIA has relaunched the Tourism Industry Awards this year to set a benchmark of excellence and celebrate success in New Zealand’s diverse tourism industry.“The finalists range from big corporates to the SMEs (small and medium enterprises) that dominate our industry, and are spread across the country, from Northland to Otago.”Mr Roberts says the independent panel of judges, made up of tourism industry and other business sector leaders, was impressed with the high calibre of entries in the expanded and reinvigorated awards programme.“The awards are closely aligned with the industry growth framework Tourism 2025, which aims to almost double annual tourism revenue to $41 billion by 2025, and represent both individual and business excellence.”The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner in Auckland on Friday, 2 October. The winner of the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award will receive international 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 tourism business.2015 Tourism Industry Awards FinalistsEmerging Tourism Leader, supported by PATA TrustRoss Copland, Coronet Peak Ski Area, QueenstownSarah Greener, The Rock Adventure Cruise, Paihia Ryan Sanders, Haka Tours Ltd, AucklandTourism Industry Champion, supported by Sudima Hotels & ResortsKiri Goulter, Hamilton & Waikato TourismJeroen Jongejans, Dive! TutukakaBruce Thomasen, Skyline Enterprises Ltd, RotoruaVisitor Experience Award, supported by ServiceIQCoronet Peak Ski Area, QueenstownDart River – Ngai Tahu Tourism, GlenorchyRainbow’s End Theme Park Ltd, AucklandSKYCITY Grand Hotel, AucklandBusiness Excellence Award – annual turnover less than $6 million, supported by WestpacCQ Hotels WellingtonDive! TutukakaHaka Tours Ltd, AucklandBusiness Excellence Award – annual turnover more than $6 million, supported by JLT/AIGHanmer Springs Thermal Pools and SpaRainbow’s End Theme Park Ltd, AucklandSkyline RotoruaThrifty Car Rental New Zealand, ChristchurchEnvironmental Tourism AwardCoronet Peak Ski Area, QueenstownDive! TutukakaThe Langham, AucklandZiptrek Ecotours, QueenstownMaori Cultural Tourism AwardAuckland War Memorial MuseumNgai Tahu Tourism, ChristchurchTIME Unlimited Tours, AucklandTourism Marketing Campaign Award, supported by ReserveGroupDestination RotoruaHaka Tours Ltd, AucklandThrifty Car Rental New Zealand, ChristchurchIndustry Alignment AwardArt Deco Trust, NapierBay of Islands Destination Marketing GroupDepartment of Conservation / Air New Zealand – The Great Walk StoryThe Middle-earth Trilogy – Te Puia, Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, Discover WaitomoTourism 2025 Enabler Award, supported by Auckland AirportAngus & Associates, WellingtonPositively Wellington TourismTaupo District Council, Tuaropaki Ltd, Destination Great Lake TaupoSource = Tourism Industry Association New Zealandlast_img

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