Published on : Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Twenty-four leading tourism operators and stakeholders competed in the 2017 tourism awards, and this award is the $35 billion tourism industry’s most prestigious one. The winners were announced in Christchurch on September 7.
The Treaty Grounds also won the Māori Tourism award at the 2016 event. Waitangi Treaty Grounds chief executive Greg McManus is extremely honored with this win.
McManus said, “We are delighted with this recognition from the tourism industry. I am especially pleased for all our staff who come to work each day with the goal of delivering a fantastic experience for our visitors. We have a lot of new ideas in the pipeline so we will keep going with confidence towards our goal of being a world class visitor destination.”
Northland Inc. spokesperson Paul Davis said, “The win is a significant milestone for Waitangi Treaty Grounds and for the Northland tourism sector. This national recognition speaks about the importance of the Waitangi story in our nation’s psyche, and now about the creation of a compelling visitor experience which tells that story to the nation and to the world. Our congratulations to the team at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and our thanks for the job they are doing to help build Northland’s tourism industry.”