NZ Tourism Award Winners – Leisure Activity : Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company
Here we are looking suitably ecstatic after winning a NZ Tourism Award for Leisure Activity on 30 August 2007.
Winning a NZ Tourism Award is the highest accolade possible in the New Zealand tourism industry. It has been a long road to winning this award and the culmination of 12 years of really hard work. Without the care and support of our amazing staff and all those operators who assist us to deliver our amazing Marlborough Sounds experiences, we couldn’t have done it. I know it is a cliché, but it truly is a team effort.
We have always strived to provide the best tourism experience possible and unless you start to benchmark yourselves against the best in the industry, you are never truly sure that you are doing as well as you could. The entry process is very rigorous and quite complex so we were delighted to just make the finals, let alone win. It seems to be a great source of amusement to our friends in Marlborough, that I was reported as being "speechless". I have to admit that it was genuinely one of the few times, and it took a long time to actually sink in.
We continue to strive to deliver the best experiences in the Marlborough Sounds, and this award has only energised us to deliver more and work harder. We hope you all get the chance to benefit from those efforts sometime soon!