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New Zealand Tourism Awards


Thank you to our partners

Tourism Industry Aotearoa would like to thank the following partners for their generous support of the New Zealand Tourism Awards.

Award partner

Air New Zealand has a proud history as New Zealand’s national carrier, whose purpose is to enrich New Zealand by connecting New Zealanders to each other and New Zealand to the world. They have a key role to play in helping tourism’s recovery through promoting New Zealand as a visitor destination and offering award-winning service and an extensive route network to make it simple and seamless to visit New Zealand. 

Award sponsors



New Zealand Māori Tourism provides strength to the Māori tourism sector and is committed to working with the sector to build stronger cultural and commercial leadership. They support initiatives that promote value and values alignment, enabling the growth and quality of Maori tourism experiences. Positioning Māori tourism in this way allows Māori to take a leadership role in how manuhiri (visitors) experience our country.

Nā te ao Māori koe i tō mai

The world of Māori is the drawing force, 
it is the reason you are here, 
it is the experience you seek.

Tourism Talent is an executive recruitment agency that is passionate about change. The team have all worked in and love the tourism industry, it gets under your skin, that pride and joy you get from welcoming people to New Zealand and seeing people have great experiences in our backyard. It is that passion that drives Tourism Talent to make positive change happen for their clients and candidates alike. It is why they salute and support the amazing employers out there through their sponsorship of the Employer of Choice Award.

KiwiRail Tourism encompasses two iconic tourism brands – Interislander and Great Journeys New Zealand, which together have decades of experience delivering epic ferry and rail journeys. The Interislander connects New Zealanders and international visitors across the Cook Strait on one of the world’s most spectacular ferry journeys. Great Journeys New Zealand links land and people, giving visitors a front-row seat as they experience scenic rail, taking them on guided tours into the regions and through the heart of Aotearoa. They are investing in a sustainable future, and are proud to sponsor a Tourism Award that recognises the sector’s environmental champions.

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) is the country's largest multi-media company. ​​

They reach 9 out of 10 Kiwis, Kiwis who choose them for their news, entertainment and travel inspiration. So, when you advertise with NZME you know you'll connect with your customers and drive results for your business.​ ​

NZME's trusted, well-loved brands, personalities and content are backed by world-class journalists, broadcasters, commercial experts, creative thinkers, data capabilities and technology. Everyone's there.​

​​And their unique mix of award-winning digital, print and audio channels deliver you travel audiences and advertising solutions like no other. ​​

​​In big cities, small towns and regional communities, partner with NZME to capture the attention of your audience.​


Eudora+ stands as the leading Kiwi enterprise, dedicated to serving New Zealand's diverse tourism and hospitality industry. In today's world, where capturing and sharing moments in real-time has become integral to the travel experience, people rely heavily on mobile devices to take pictures, preserve memories, and share their adventures online. As a testament to this commitment, Eudora+ now offers complimentary charging stations to all tourism and hospitality venues, ensuring that patrons can relish their destination without the worry of drained devices. 

The Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) was established in 2007 for charitable purposes for the education of people involved in the New Zealand tourism industry and the education of all persons in New Zealand on matters relating to or for use in the tourism industry in New Zealand, and the fostering and promotion of a tourism industry in New Zealand based on the sustainable use and preservation of New Zealand’s natural assets.

Host City Partner 

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is proud to be the Host City Partner for this year's New Zealand Tourism Awards being held in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland on 6 November. 

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s economic and cultural agency. They are committed to making the region a desirable place to live, work, visit, invest and do business.   

As an Auckland Council-controlled organisation, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited deliver a coordinated, region-wide programme to maximise cultural, social, and economic benefits for their residents and visitors. Driving investment and innovation, they support Auckland businesses to thrive. 

Home to some of the region’s most beloved arts, cultural, conservation and heritage institutions, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited enhance Auckland’s cultural vibrancy, providing a wealth of enriching experiences and opportunities; and tell Auckland’s story to the world. 

Thanks to our strategic partners

Thanks to our strategic partners

Thanks to our strategic partners