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Whale Watch Kaikōura Wows at NZ Tourism Awards 2018 Ceremony

September 2018 News

Whale Watch Kaikōura has picked up one of NZ’s most prestigious tourism awards being selected as best NZ Maori Tourism business 2018.

General Manager Whale Watch Kaikōura, Kauahi Ngapora said, “The team is thrilled to receive this award after an extraordinary twenty-two months following a significant event that forced us to immediately review and change the way we operated the business. We had no choice but to evolve and adapt to a new normal that included looking at every aspect of our business when faced with over seventy percent loss of customers not being able to travel to Kaikōura by road. It was a very insightful experience. Despite the challenging period we are now emerging with growth in visitor numbers driven by the team’s committed focus on providing a quality visitor experience and valuing every single customer that has visited Kaikoura. Receiving the award on the team’s behalf was Teri Sonal, a founding and current Trustee and major shareholder of Whale Watch Kaikōura. This award means a lot to us and we’re proud to represent Kaikōura on the New Zealand and international stage. We’re rapt!”

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