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TNZ named top tourism office in Australia

Tourism New Zealand has been named the top tourism office in Australia at the premier industry event of the year.

The TNZ Australia team won the ‘Best Tourism Office in Australia’ award at the 2017 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards. It is the third time in six years that TNZ has picked up the honour. This year, TNZ beat Dubai Tourism, Visit California, Tourism Fiji and the Singapore Tourism Board to claim the top spot.

Receiving the award, Tony Saunders, TNZ’s General Manager, Australia said: “I am delighted to accept the award on behalf of the amazing TNZ teams in Sydney, Auckland, and Wellington who continually raise the bar on quality Trade, PR and marketing initiatives in Australia.

 “We couldn’t do what we do without the amazing support from Regional Tourism Organisations in New Zealand, and our airline, trade and wholesale partners in Australia”.

Tony said The award caps off an excellent few months with holiday arrivals from Australia up 20 per cent in May and 14 per cent in June, versus the same time last year, while brand preference in New Zealand remains at an all-time high.

Australia is New Zealand’s largest international tourism market accounting for almost half of all international visitors.