Waiho Hot Tubs Franz Josef Glacier

Winner – Westpac Resilience and Innovation Award

“An inspiring story from the West Coast took home the much-coveted Resilience and Innovation Award, beating 38 other entrants to the top spot. Judges said this was one of the most difficult categories to judge, as the quality and quantity of entries was ‘outstanding’. Ultimately, Waiho Hot Tubs’ pioneering spirit and investment on behalf of the town and community won the judges over.”

You can read all about the awards here.

Congratulations to all the other winners as well:

New Zealand Tourism Awards 2021 Winners

Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust Community Engagement Award 
Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari (Waikato)

Department of Conservation – Conservation Award 
The National Kiwi Hatchery (Rotorua)

Tourism Talent Employer of Choice Award 
iFLY Indoor Skydiving NZ Ltd (Queenstown)

Toitū EnviroCare Environment Award 
Wellington Zoo Trust

Tourism New Zealand Industry Collaboration Award 
Nelson Regional Development Agency

He Kai Kei Aku Ringa Māori Tourism Award 
Dark Sky Project (Tekapo)

Westpac Resilience and Innovation Award 
Waiho Hot Tubs (Franz Josef Glacier)

NZME Visitor Experience Award
Redwoods Treewalk & Nightlights (Rotorua)

PATA New Zealand Trust Emerging Tourism Leader Award
Loren Heaphy, ChristchurchNZ

Marsh Tourism Industry Champion Award 
Ceillhe Sperath, TIME Unlimited Tours

Sir Jack Newman Award – Outstanding Industry Leader
Dave Bamford

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