News: Best holiday parks in running for hospitality award

By: Media Release

A panel of judges has selected five holiday parks from across New Zealand as finalists for the AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award.

News: Best holiday parks in running for hospitality award
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The award recognises and celebrates the effort put in by the people who provide the experiences at New Zealand holiday parks.

The judging panel was made up of representatives from the AA and AA Traveller, Qualmark, HAPNZ and Inside Tourism.

The five finalists are:

  • All Seasons Holiday Park (Rotorua)
  • Aspiring Holiday Park & Motels (Wanaka)
  • Bowentown Beach Holiday Park (Waihi Beach)
  • Mawley Holiday Park (Masterton)
  • Mercury Bay Holiday Park (Whitianga)

The winner of the AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award will be announced on Wednesday, June 25 at the HAPNZ Conference in Blenheim.

AA Traveller national sales manager Lynne Graham said that providing great hospitality is an essential ingredient for any accommodation provider.

"Great hospitality can be the icing on the cake when it comes to exceeding guests’ expectations and it’s heart-warming to see just how much commitment entrants for the award this year have made to ensure they provide top service.

"I congratulate each of the finalists on setting the bar as high as they have. It is entirely possible for any of the finalists to take home the award so it is going to be difficult to select a winner."

AA Traveller supports domestic tourism in New Zealand by publishing and distributing more than three million maps and accommodation guides every year to assist motorists and visitors as they explore the country.

See who won the 2014 AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award.

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