Hobbiton finalist in NZ awards
Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours have been named as finalists in the 2016 New Zealand Tourism Awards.
The 28 finalists will compete in two individual categories and eight business categories, says Chris Roberts, Chief Executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa which runs the annual awards programme.
‘‘New Zealand’s tourism industry is enjoying rampant growth – it’s the country’s most valuable export industry and in total generates $30 billion in annual visitor spend.
Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours is a finalist in the Business Excellence Awards category (annual turnover of more than $6million).
The awards are closely aligned with the industry’s Tourism 2025 growth framework, which aims to increase total annual tourism revenue to $41 billion.
The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner in Auckland on Thursday, September 29. The winner of the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award will receive international air travel to any Air New Zealand destination valued at $10,000 (+GST).