Go with Tourism, in partnership with digital marketing agency Tomahawk, was this week announced as a finalist in the 2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards for the ‘The Great Journeys of New Zealand Industry Enabler Award’.

This is a great achievement for our initiative, which was only launched in April this year.

Additionally, a huge number of Auckland tourism businesses and professionals have made the list of finalists.

In the lead up to 2025 and beyond, Auckland businesses are undergoing great changes to provide a better and more sustainable impact on our visitor economy. Auckland’s noticeable presence in the Awards demonstrates that these efforts are being recognised.

The winners will be revealed in Christchurch on Thursday 24 October.

Congratulations and good luck to all our Auckland finalists!


2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards finalists

Auckland Airport Tourism Sustainability Business Excellence Award – more than $6m annual turnover
•    Air New Zealand
•    INFLITE, Auckland
•    Southern Discoveries, Queenstown and Fiordland

Tourism Ticker Tourism Sustainability Business Excellence Award – less than $6m annual turnover
•    Forgotten World Adventures, Taumarunui
•    Kaitiaki Adventures, Rotorua
•    Redwoods Treewalk & Nightlights, Rotorua

He Kai Kei Aku Ringa Māori Tourism Award
•    Kaitiaki Adventures, Rotorua
•    MDA Experiences, Rotorua
•    Wharewaka o Pōneke Enterprises Ltd, Wellington

Westpac Economic Success Award
•    GCH Aviation Ltd, Christchurch
•    Redwoods Treewalk & Nightlights, Rotorua
•    Skyline Queenstown

The Great Journeys of New Zealand Industry Enabler Award
•    Auckland Airport
•    Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) & Tomahawk – Go With Tourism
•    Department of Conservation – 2018-19 ‘Kiwi Way’ summer visitor campaign

Community Engagement Award
•    Coastal Pacific, A Great Journey of New Zealand
•    Stray & Kohutapu Lodge, Murupara
•    Skyline Queenstown

Angus & Associates Visitor Experience Award
•    Auckland War Memorial Museum
•    GO Rentals, Auckland
•    Mad Campers Ltd, Auckland
•    Owen River Lodge, Murchison

Tourism Talent Employer of Choice Award
•    AJ Hackett Bungy NZ
•    GCH Aviation Ltd, Christchurch
•    SkyCity Entertainment Group
•    Sudima Hotels

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Industry Connections Award
•    CamperMate 
•    Development West Coast – Tourism
•    Hamilton & Waikato Tourism

Enviro-Mark Solutions Environmental Award
•    Auckland Zoo – Te Whare Kararehe o Tamaki Makaurau
•    Kiwi Experience
•    Sudima Hotels
•    YHA New Zealand

Department of Conservation - Conservation Award
•    Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari
•    Auckland Zoo – Te Whare Kararehe o Tamaki Makaurau
•    Black Cat Cruises, Akaroa
•    Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

PATA New Zealand Trust Emerging Tourism Leader Award
•    Jason Dawson, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism
•    Adrian Thompson, GO Rentals, Auckland
•    Trent Yeo, Ziptrek Ecotours, Queenstown

Marsh Tourism Industry Champion Award
•    John Barrett, Kapiti Island Nature Tours
•    Fergus Brown, Holiday Parks New Zealand
•    Lisa Li, China Travel Service (NZ) Ltd, Auckland

For more information on the New Zealand Tourism Awards, nztourismawards.org.nz


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