Hospitality and tourism industry figures from across New Zealand descended on Christchurch last night to celebrate the year's accomplishments in the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2019.

Hosted by TIA with award partners Air New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, the awards recognise standout performances by individuals, departments, and companies across New Zealand.

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2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards winners

Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award

Tourism Talent Employer of Choice Award

Enviro-Mark Solutions Environmental Award

Horwath HTL Sir Jack Newman Outstanding Industry Leader Award

  • Glenys Coughlan

Marsh Tourism Industry Champion Award

PATA New Zealand Trust Emerging Tourism Leader Award

Auckland Airport Tourism Sustainability Business Excellence Award – more than $6m annual turnover

Tourism Ticker Tourism Sustainability Business Excellence Award – less than $6m annual turnover

Community Engagement Award

Department of Conservation - Conservation Award

Westpac Economic Success Award

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Industry Connections Award

The Great Journeys of New Zealand Industry Enabler Award

He Kai Kei Aku Ringa Māori Tourism Award

Angus & Associates Visitor Experience Award

NZME People’s Choice Award