New Zealand tourism businesses and destinations feature in no fewer than 24 out of 31 award categories including: Air New Zealand for Leading Australasian Airline; Wellington International Airport for Leading Australasian Airport, and Ninety Mile Beach and the Abel Tasman National Park for Leading Beach Destination.
Tourism New Zealand picked up the award for Australasia's Leading Tourist Board in 2011 and is hoping for a repeat performance again this year.
The official online voting is now open at www.worldtravelawards.com/vote
About the awards:
World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry.
Votes are cast by 217,000 travel professionals which include travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe.
Full list of nominations is available on the website at www.worldtravelawards.com/nominees