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History was made in Christchurch on October 24th, 2019 when Forgotten World Adventures scooped up the NZME People's Choice Award for the second year in a row! This has been made possible by your vote and we THANK YOU!

Being named the People's Choice winner for the second year is a great honour and serves as a sign that we at Forgotten World Adventures are doing something right. It further provides a solid foundation for the continued growth and development of the company. 

The 2019 Awards have been updated to align with the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment, recognising environmentally sustainable and financially successful tourism businesses that embrace kaitiakitanga. Three new awards – for Community Engagement, Employer of Choice Award, and Economic Success – have attracted strong interest from entrants.

“More than 100 tourism businesses and individuals have entered the awards, which
celebrate the industry’s success, and recognise the efforts of operators to provide economic, environmental and social benefits to New Zealanders and Aotearoa,” Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone who took the time to enter the Awards, even if they didn’t make it to finalist status. The Awards are a valuable opportunity to benchmark your business against your peers and demonstrate that you are striving to be the best.”

FWA Founders Ian and Rachel Balme receive the NZME People's Choice Award.

Founders Ian and Rachel (far left) Balme represented Forgotten World Adventures at the New Zealand Tourism Gala Awards Evening at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena. They are pictured here with Sandy Kilgour from NZME. Photo: Tourism Ticker