New Zealand Tourism Award Winner

Prime Minister John Key congratulates New Zealand Tourism Guide Website Manager Aidan Rooney for NZTG becoming a finalist in the New Zealand Tourism Awards

The New Zealand Tourism Awards recognise and reward excellence in the New Zealand tourism industry. They represent the highest possible accolade for New Zealand tourism operators and are an opportunity to celebrate excellence and encourage continuous improvement in an ever-changing business environment.

2010 Tourism Industry Awards Finalist

New Zealand Tourism Guide is proud to be a finalist in the 2010 Tourism Industry Awards.

The 2010 Tourism Industry Awards have the theme of 'Innovating for Success'. The aim of these awards is to celebrate success through innovation within a number of areas in the tourism industry.

New Zealand Tourism Guide has achieved finalist status as a result of our innovative approach to marketing.

The finalists for the awards this year come from a variety of sectors, and include organisations such as Air Force Museum of New Zealand and Wilsons Abel Tasman Limited. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges and announced on the 14th October at an awards evening.

Sucessful 2010 entrants include: Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World, and Rhythm and Vines Festival Ltd.

New Zealand Tourism Awards 2006 New Zealand Tourism Awards 2005: The Telecom People's Choice Award New Zealand Tourism Awards 2004: The Telecom People's Choice Award

2006 New Zealand Tourism Awards

New Zealand Tourism Guide won two tourism awards in August, 2006:

  • Tourism Communications and Information Services Award
  • Telecom People's Choice Tourism Award

The Tourism Communications and Information Services category includes all forms of communication that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to informing visitors about the New Zealand travel product.

New Zealand Tourism Awards 2006

This category includes printed publications, travel guides and Internet sites. The focus is on quality of content, high levels of customer satisfaction with the product on offer and its distribution.

The People's Choice Tourism Award is designed to ensure the wider public can engage in the awards process and to highlight the award nominees. It is also an opportunity for Kiwis to select their favourite nominee.

It's an absolute honour to win this prestigious award three years running.

Congrats to the team at New Zealand Tourism Guide for your achievements. The People's Choice is a special award as this shows you not only have sound business systems and supporting operators but your clients are committed to you as well. Excellent.

Keith Kolver, Zorb Rotorua

Congratulations on achieving TOURISM AWARD WINNING STATUS! Well done! We salute your commitment to three things: People, Passion and the Product. Like you, we are proud of our team, and understand the hard work that goes into your business to get you this far. Congratulations again, and we hope to see you soon!

Kate Malcolm, Manager, Sales and Marketing, Dive! Tutukaka

Dear Lindsey and the NZTO Team: Thank you for your excellent work and Web site! Over the last four years that I have had a listing with you I have been amazed that your Web site provides more than double the number of direct inquiries compared to any other Web site listing I have, including my listings on the 100% Pure New Zealand official website (my tours rank within the top 6 on this site as a Qualmark operator). Added to the high number of inquiries I receive direct from your Web site I also get a high number of visits and I am sure that having a good presence on your Web site has helped my ranking on Google. Plus you have consistently offered me personal service that is friendly and you always arrange quickly what I need and offer me great advise. Thank you again Lindsey for the excellent service and great results!

Vernon Reid, Owner and Team Member, Discovery Tours

2005 New Zealand Tourism Awards

New Zealand Tourism Guide won two tourism awards in September, 2005:

  • Tourism Communications and Information Services Award
  • Telecom People's Choice Tourism Award

View photos of the awards evening.

2004 New Zealand Tourism Awards

New Zealand Tourism Guide won one tourism award in August, 2004:

  • Telecom People's Choice Tourism Award

New Zealand Tourism Guide would like to thank our great team of people who all contribute to our success. We would also like to say a special thank you to our Web design and marketing company Avatar Web Promotions for working with us to develop award-winning strategies to market New Zealand.

Comments For 2005 and 2004

Congratulations to you and your team on your recent Tourism Award

Hon Mark Burton, Minister for Tourism

Firstly congratulations to you and Garry on your great win at the tourism awards. Anyone who can come through the tough process as a winner truly runs a great business and has great vision, so well done to you all.

Paul Bingham, Black Cat

New Zealand Tourism Awards 2005: The Telecom People's Choice Award

Congratulations to the Team at NZTO, It’s really exciting to be a supporter (accommodation provider) of a site, getting this sort of industry recognition. We understand just how hard you have all worked. Keep up the sterling effort

Kate Poiner, Drifters Inn

Just wanted to congratulate you on receiving the Telecom People's choice award, I always think these ones mean the most as they are obviously connecting with the people you are trying to reach. Well done and keep up the good work.

Rosie Studholme, The Paua Shell Factory and Shop

Congratulations on your magnificent achievement. As past winners of our Category at the NZ Tourism Awards we fully appreciate the efforts required to win to such a prestigious award.

Craig Whibley, Anchor Inn

Well done!! As a small tourism operation I can say that your company works very well for us, better than any other in your field. Congratulations

Jane Pujji, Pujjis Wellness Retreat

New Zealand Tourism Awards 2005: Tourism Communications and Information Services Award

Congratulations to everyone at New Zealand Tourism Guide, it is exciting to know that the industry works towards creating winners of exciting opportunities.

Shirley Russ, Heritage Expeditions

Thank you Garry, it is a great site and doing wonders for this great country. You deserve the award. Keep it up.


Congratulations on well deserved recognition. Keep up the fantastic work

Kay and Trevor Mitchell, Matahui Lodge

Great news, as a customer to your service I really feel you go out of your way to help your individual clients. Thank you so much.

A Woodstock Farm Vacation

Way to go guys! You have created such a wonderful product and we are pleased and proud to be a part of it! I always thoroughly enjoy dealing with Paul, he is wonderful person! Our very best wishes and congratulations.

Bill and Kari, Pencarrow


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