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Nominations open for CLIA cruise awards
25 Nov 2022   /

Nominations open for CLIA cruise awards

Nominations are open for the 20th Cruise Industry Awards, held by Cruise Lines International Association Australasia.


Avis, Princess Cruises top Quality Service Awards
23 Nov 2022   /

Avis, Princess Cruises top Quality Service Awards

Avis and Princess Cruises have won top accolades at the Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards 2023.


NZ ski resorts, hotels recognised in global awards
21 Nov 2022   /

NZ ski resorts, hotels recognised in global awards

Mt Hutt, The Rees, Matakauri Lodge, and Azur Luxury Lodge have all picked up awards at the World Ski Awards for 2022.


Highlands CEO, iFLY, Novotel win regional business awards
21 Nov 2022   /

Highlands CEO, iFLY, Novotel win regional business awards

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Queenstown and Novotel New Plymouth have won accolades at their respective regional business awards.


Wellington Airport awards honour local community groups
18 Nov 2022   /

Wellington Airport awards honour local community groups

Seven community groups have received awards at the 2022 Wellington Airport’s Regional Community Awards.


NZ Tourism Awards: Celebration, sadness for an “irrepressible” winner
14 Nov 2022  

NZ Tourism Awards: Celebration, sadness for an “irrepressible” winner

Dive! Tutukaka’s Kate Malcolm on seeing her late partner and industry stalwart Jeroen Jongejans recognised.


NZ Tourism Awards: Kohutapu Lodge and Tribal Tours takes top gong…
11 Nov 2022  

NZ Tourism Awards: Kohutapu Lodge and Tribal Tours takes top gong…

The Māori-owned business wins the Regenerative Tourism and the Community Engagement awards.


…as operators rejoice and plaudits pour in with return of in-person NZ Tourism Awards
11 Nov 2022  

…as operators rejoice and plaudits pour in with return of in-person NZ Tourism Awards

The country’s tourism industry gave itself a well-deserved pat on the back on Thursday evening with the return of the in-person New Zealand Tourism Awards.


MOTAT wins Auckland business award
9 Nov 2022   /

MOTAT wins Auckland business award

MOTAT has picked up the Excellence in Community Contribution Award at this year’s Westpac Auckland Business Awards, Central region.


NZ Tourism Awards: The lay of The Landing’s sustainability focus
7 Nov 2022   /

NZ Tourism Awards: The lay of The Landing’s sustainability focus

In a series of profiles leading up to Thursday’s events, the Ticker talks to The Landing, a finalist in the Conservation Award and Environment Award categories.


Operators aplenty up for Rotorua awards
4 Nov 2022  

Operators aplenty up for Rotorua awards

Eleven operators have made the shortlist at the 2022 Rotorua Business Awards.


Thorp named F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Legend
4 Nov 2022   /

Thorp named F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Legend

Food tourism stalwart Kim Thorp has been crowned the 2022 F.A.W.C! Hawke’s Bay Legend.


NZ Tourism Awards: Akaroa Dolphins steers course towards strong summer
3 Nov 2022   /

NZ Tourism Awards: Akaroa Dolphins steers course towards strong summer

In a series of profiles leading up to next Thursday’s awards, the Ticker talks to finalist Akaroa Dolphins.


Auckland Airport wins biosecurity award
3 Nov 2022   /

Auckland Airport wins biosecurity award

Auckland Airport’s efforts to create a biosecurity culture have been recognised with the GIA Industry Award at the 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.


…wins passenger experience awards
31 Oct 2022   /

…wins passenger experience awards

The Airline Passenger Experience Association has named Air New Zealand the winner of the 2023 APEX Passenger Choice Award for Best Airline in the South Pacific and a 2023 APEX Five Star winner.


NZ scoops Oceania wins at global MICE Awards
28 Oct 2022   /

NZ scoops Oceania wins at global MICE Awards

Air New Zealand, Ramada by Wyndham, SMC Events and Tātaki Auckland Unlimited have won accolades in the Oceania region at the 3rd annual World MICE Awards held in Ammam, Jordan.


Heli pilots receive bravery awards for Whakaari rescue efforts
26 Oct 2022   /

Heli pilots receive bravery awards for Whakaari rescue efforts

Seven pilots from scenic flight operator Volcanic Air and commercial helicopter firm Kahu have been awarded for their bravery following the Whakaari White Island eruption on 9 December 2019.


EDAs recognised at EDNZ Awards
18 Oct 2022   /

EDAs recognised at EDNZ Awards

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, Venture Taranaki and Dunedin City Council are among the winners at the Economic Development New Zealand Awards.


Fable bags a dozen Haute Grandeur awards
13 Oct 2022   /

Fable bags a dozen Haute Grandeur awards

Fable Hotels and Resorts has received 12 awards at the annual Haute Grandeur Global Awards.


Kāpiti Island Nature Tours’ Barrett inducted into hall of fame
11 Oct 2022   /

Kāpiti Island Nature Tours’ Barrett inducted into hall of fame

Kapiti Island Nature Tours co-founder John Barrett has been inducted into Business Kapiti Horowhenua’s Hall of Fame.


Airbnb reveals 2022 Host Awards winners
10 Oct 2022   /

Airbnb reveals 2022 Host Awards winners

A 1960s Futuro House in Canterbury, a cabin in the mountainous terrain of Canterbury, and a nature experience in Palmerston North are among the winners at Airbnb’s Host Awards for 2022.


BEIA honours industry achievers, reveals 2023 conference region
7 Oct 2022   /

BEIA honours industry achievers, reveals 2023 conference region

Two top business events professionals have been recognised at Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s industry gala dinner in Napier last night.


Maverick urges industry to roll out rainbow welcome mat
4 Oct 2022   /

Maverick urges industry to roll out rainbow welcome mat

Maverick Digital is calling for tourism businesses to attract, welcome, and engage with LGBTQ+ travellers.


Wānaka holiday park scoops supreme TOP 10 award
23 Sep 2022   /

Wānaka holiday park scoops supreme TOP 10 award

Wanaka TOP 10 Holiday Park has taken out the supreme prize – and three other wins – at this year’s TOP 10 Holiday Parks Annual Conference and Awards.


NZ Airports Awards judges reflect on culture-building prowess
22 Sep 2022   /

NZ Airports Awards judges reflect on culture-building prowess

Judges at the 2022 NZ Airports Awards have reflected on the strong theme of culture-building on show by nominees and winners at the event this year.


Hawke’s Bay celebrates Airport of the Year
21 Sep 2022   /

Hawke’s Bay celebrates Airport of the Year

Hawke’s Bay Airport has picked up the Airport of the Year accolade at the 2022 New Zealand Airport Awards.


Auckland Zoo wins sustainability award
20 Sep 2022   /

Auckland Zoo wins sustainability award

Auckland Zoo has been awarded the sustainability and environmental impact accolade at the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand Awards.


Tourism wins at NZ Marketing Awards
16 Sep 2022   /

Tourism wins at NZ Marketing Awards

Campaigns for NZSki, Great South, NZ Mountain Safety Council and Air New Zealand all picked up gongs at the TVNZ – New Zealand Marketing Awards.


Tourism campaigns shortlisted in NZ Marketing Awards
15 Sep 2022   /

Tourism campaigns shortlisted in NZ Marketing Awards

The Department of Conservation, Air New Zealand, Great South, Greater Wellington Regional Council, NZSki and Bachcare are amongst finalists at the 2022 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards.


Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park scoops award
13 Sep 2022   /

Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park scoops award

Athenree Hot Springs and Holiday Park has picked up the Tourism Business of the Year Award at the 2022 Katikati and Waihi Beach Community Business Awards.


TNZ, Millbrook, GTNZ win World Travel Awards
9 Sep 2022  

TNZ, Millbrook, GTNZ win World Travel Awards

Tourism New Zealand, Auckland Airport, Millbrook Resort, Huka Lodge and New Zealand itself have won gongs at the World Travel Awards.


NZ Tourism Awards 2022 finalists revealed
6 Sep 2022   /

NZ Tourism Awards 2022 finalists revealed

Christchurch Airport, iFLY Indoor Skydiving, and Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours have scooped multiple nominations in this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards.


New Plymouth Airport wins design awards
6 Sep 2022   /

New Plymouth Airport wins design awards

The New Zealand Airports Association has selected New Plymouth Airport as the winner of two design and excellence awards.


Operators make NZ International Business Awards shortlist
1 Sep 2022   /

Operators make NZ International Business Awards shortlist

A North Island farm experience and the leader of Active Adventures are amongst 57 finalists for the New Zealand International Business Awards 2022.


Tyson-Nathan inducted into Business Hall of Fame
19 Aug 2022   /

Tyson-Nathan inducted into Business Hall of Fame

New Zealand Māori Tourism chief executive Pania Tyson-Nathan has been inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame for services to tourism.


Ziptrek honoured to win sustainability award
16 Aug 2022   /

Ziptrek honoured to win sustainability award

Ziptrek Ecotours says it is honoured to have won the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s award for the New Sustainability Initiative.


Louisa “Choppy” Patterson receives CAA award
12 Aug 2022   /

Louisa “Choppy” Patterson receives CAA award

Louisa ‘Choppy’ Patterson has been awarded the Civil Aviation Authority’s Directors Commendation Award for her service and commitment to safety in the aviation community.


TECNZ Achievement Awards winners revealed
11 Aug 2022   /

TECNZ Achievement Awards winners revealed

Six operators and industry leaders have been recognised for their work during the pandemic.


Hospo stalwart Norrie reflects on Hall of Fame induction
4 Aug 2022   /

Hospo stalwart Norrie reflects on Hall of Fame induction

Wellington’s Peter Norrie has welcomed his induction into the Hospitality New Zealand Hall of Fame by reflecting on the opportunities in the industry over more than 40 years.


And the Holiday Parks NZ Award winners are…
3 Aug 2022   /

And the Holiday Parks NZ Award winners are…

HPNZ’s Colleen Ives is presented the Outstanding Service to the Holiday Park Industry award.


QT Hotels celebrates hospo awards
29 Jul 2022  

QT Hotels celebrates hospo awards

QT Wellington won Best Luxury Accommodation, and its executive chef Jiwon Doo also won 2022 Chef of the Year.


And the Lion Hospitality Award goes to…
28 Jul 2022   /

And the Lion Hospitality Award goes to…

Fable Dunedin won the best hotel with lodges and holiday parks also among the winners.


…while NZ events also celebrate industry winners
28 Jul 2022   /

…while NZ events also celebrate industry winners

New Plymouth’s Festival of Lights, Hamilton’s Claudelands Oval, and Auckland Unlimited’s America’s Cup are amongst the winners at the New Zealand Event Awards.


Spirit of Hospitality Award finalists revealed
20 Jul 2022   /

Spirit of Hospitality Award finalists revealed

Holiday Parks New Zealand has revealed its ten finalists for the industry’s prestigious Spirit of Hospitality Award 2022.


Air NZ #2 in AirlineRatings rankings
15 Jul 2022   /

Air NZ #2 in AirlineRatings rankings

Air New Zealand has been ranked second in the Top Twenty Airlines in the World for 2022 and picked up Best Airline in the Pacific, Best Premium Economy, and Best Economy by AirlineRankings.com.


NZ Tourism Award entries close Thursday
13 Jul 2022   /

NZ Tourism Award entries close Thursday

Entries for the 2022 New Zealand Tourism Awards will close this Thursday 14 July at 5pm.


TECNZ Achievement Awards finalists revealed
6 Jul 2022   /

TECNZ Achievement Awards finalists revealed

The awards return after a two-year absence with 14 tourism companies and individuals making the shortlist.


Novotel Auckland Airport among best
28 Jun 2022   /

Novotel Auckland Airport among best

Novotel Auckland Airport has been named in the top three airport hotels in Australia and the Pacific for 2022 at the Skytrax World Airport Awards.


BOP, Taupō, Upper Hutt top winners at NZ Parks Awards
27 Jun 2022   /

BOP, Taupō, Upper Hutt top winners at NZ Parks Awards

The New Zealand Parks Awards have named the best of the country’s recreational spots in Bay of Plenty, Taupō and Upper Hutt.


Flight Centre scoops corporate innovation award
22 Jun 2022   /

Flight Centre scoops corporate innovation award

Flight Centre Travel Group won Plug and Play’s Corporate Innovation Award for its “technology-first” approach to addressing business traveller needs.