12 September 2012
Queenstown shines at New Zealand Travel Industry Awards
Queenstown businesses took away three awards at the inaugural New Zealand Travel Industry Awards in Auckland on Saturday night (8 September).
Destination Queenstown won ‘Best Tourism Office – National’ while New Zealand’s oldest guiding company, Guided Nature Walks were took the honours for ‘Best Tour Operator – Domestic category’. The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel came runner-up for ‘Best Hotel/Resort – New Zealand’.
This is the first year the awards have been run and they have received strong support from travel agents, consultants and brokers who all had the opportunity to nominate businesses and vote for the winner of each category.
Destination Queenstown CEO Graham Budd said his team were delighted.
“It’s a real honour to be recognised by those we work with in the tourism industry and it’s also great to see two of our operators acknowledged for the fantastic work they do.”
The Awards were run by TA Fastrack, a New Zealand travel and tourism business improvement and marketing company.