Top independent UK travel magazine Wanderlust is looking for the world’s best guides and tour leaders. There are only a few days left to nominate New Zealand’s top tour guides for the awards. Nominations close Thursday 25 February.
Tourism New Zealand Regional Manager UK/Europe Gregg Anderson says the awards are the only of their kind in the world.
“The awards recognise that tour guides can make or break your trip, but are often the unsung heros of our industry. We’d love to see some New Zealand guides nominated this year.”
While nominations are often for guides who look after guests on multi-day trips, previous finalists have included those who have made an impact on visitors within just a few hours.
The awards run in association with The Telegraph. The judging panel includes well-known British travel editors, author Bill Bryson and television presenter/cameraman Mark Carwardine.
The three finalists will receive funds to invest in community projects, and will be flown to London for the awards ceremony later in 2010.
Find out more and nominate your favourite guide online at www.wanderlust.co.uk/guides