Whale Watch Kaikoura wins international tourism award

Whale Watch Kaikōura marketing manager, Lisa Bond accepting the award in New Delhi

Whale Watch Kaikōura marketing manager Lisa Bond accepting the award in New Delhi

Whale Watch Kaikōura has won Australasia’s Responsible Tourism Award at the World Travel Awards in New Delhi, India.

The award adds to the company’s growing list of national and international accolades it has received since it began in 1987.

The annual World Travel Awards are considered by many to be the travel industry equivalent of the Oscars.

Whale Watch Kaikōura general manager Kauahi Ngapora says the award is a strong endorsement for the company’s focus on sustainable tourism and environmental protection.

“We are delighted to be recognised for our commitment to providing a quality experience while carefully managing the use of a rare natural resource.

“These awards acknowledge the dedication and commitment of our team and I am grateful for this powerful acknowledgement for the service we deliver every day and the unique position Whale Watch Kaikōura has achieved globally.”

Whale Watch Kaikōura marketing manager Lisa Bond attended the awards ceremony and says she was honoured to represent her company.

“To be acknowledged against the world’s very best is an absolute privilege.”