Tourism New Zealand nominated in World Travel Awards

Tourism New Zealand has been nominated as Australasia's Leading Tourist Board in the World Travel Awards for 2012, one of a swath of New Zealand experiences and tourism providers nominated as leaders in their field.

Abel Tasman nominated as Leading Beach Destination

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

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