Tourism businesses in Hawke’s Bay will have an opportunity to put their best foot forward at the 2nd Annual Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards this Thursday 19th September, taking place here at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House.

tourism awards 2012 imageThese awards recognise local tourism providers delivering exceptional visitor experiences and are being teamed up for the first time with a Regional Tourism Industry Conference.

For 2013, the award categories are being expanded to cover four distinct areas; two main categories covering Accommodation and Activities, from which a Supreme Winner will be chosen, plus awards for People’s Choice and Outstanding Contributor to Tourism are being planned. The top ten businesses will be showcased with category and supreme award winners announced on the night.

It’s wonderful to have an opportunity to celebrate the success and innovation of our local tourism operators through the awards and to help operators up-skill and keep pace with the latest tourism developments through the conference.”  says Hawke’s Bay Tourism General Manager, Annie Dundas.

Additional information about entering, attending or sponsoring the tourism awards and tourism conference is available from Hawke’s Bay Tourism – enquire here