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Whale Watch Kaikoura Success at the World Travel Awards

Whale Watch Kaikoura Continues Wave of Success at the World Travel Awards

Whale Watch Kaikoura is celebrating today after being announced as the winner of Australasia’s Responsible Tourism Award at the World Travel Awards, held in New Delhi, India.

The World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry and are considered by many as the travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.

Whale Watch Kaikoura General Manager Kauahi Ngapora said this award is a strong endorsement for the Kaikoura based operations’ focus on sustainable tourism and environmental protection.

“We are delighted to be recognised for our commitment to providing a quality experience whilst carefully managing the use of a rare natural resource.”

Today’s announcement continues an impressive winning streak of international industry recognition that Whale Watch Kaikoura has received in the almost 30 years since it was launched.

“Having a team of capable people who consistently deliver an award-winning service is something we’re very proud of,” Mr Ngapora said.

“These awards acknowledge the dedication and commitment of our team and I am grateful for this powerful acknowledgement for the service we deliver every day and the unique position Whale Watch Kaikoura has achieved globally.”

Marketing Manager, Lisa Bond who was there to accept the award said she was honoured to represent Whale Watch Kaikoura and New Zealand at the awards.

“To be acknowledged against the worlds very best is an absolute privilege and I am humbled to accept this award on behalf our organisation.”

This award comes at the same time as Whale Watch Kaikoura has achieved its Qualmark Enviro-Gold status for exceptional standards of responsible tourism, placing them amongst the very best activities in New Zealand.

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