If you ever wondered how New Zealand does so well in all those ‘voted-for’ type of awards here’s an example ^^^.
The Kaikoura Star published an article telling its readers that a local company had been nominated for a responsible tourism award. Whilst you may be forgiven for thinking the whole article was simply a cut and paste of a press release, you may be intrigued to see the public being encouraged to vote for something they don’t experience from a tourist’s perspective.
Surely the people at the World Travel Awards are wise to this sort of thing? Perhaps not.
A list of the 2014 nominees for all of the Australasian categories may be found here