Haka Tourism Group members showing a thumbs up to NZ rivers.
Haka Tourism Group were the winners of last year's Supreme Award.

Entries have opened for the New Zealand Tourism Awards. Run by Tourism Industry Aotearoa, the awards celebrate individuals and organisations which are helping the industry reach its goal of $41 billion revenue by 2025.

“Tourism is New Zealand’s largest export industry, with earnings exceeding all forecasts. That growth is being supported by outstanding performance from operators across the country and we encourage them to enter,” said Chris Roberts, Chief Executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA).

Winners will be announced at a gala Awards Dinner in Christchurch on 6 September 2018. There are awards for tourism industry leaders of all levels of experience, as well as awards recognising business excellence and marketing, Maori tourism, environmental excellence and organisations that have partnered with others to maximise their positive impact on the tourism industry.

“As a growth-oriented brand with big ambitions, winning the Supreme Award has really put us in the spotlight and facilitated some terrific partnerships that will propel us even faster towards our goals,” said Ryan Sanders, last year’s winner of the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award.