2019-20 Supplier and Crew of the Year Awards

30 June 20

Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Coach Holiday Specialist, has announced all winners of their sought-after Quality Assurance Awards for the 2019/20 touring season.

The tourism industry worldwide has been drastically affected by the evolving COVID-19 situation which unfortunately cut short our touring season. However, we take this opportunity to congratulate the outstanding achievements of our dedicated suppliers and crew who continue to provide wonderful holiday memories for our travellers.

Stacia Morris, General Manager says “We personally thank each supplier, including their extended teams, for their support throughout the challenging 2019/20  season with welcoming our travellers and continuing to provide professional and personalised service. Congratulations to all the award winners for their outstanding achievement including our dedicated Coach Captains and Tour Guides!”


Affordable Coach Tours - Rydges Hotel Auckland
Signature Coach Tours (Showcase Series) - Distinction Christchurch
Signature Coach Tours (Rail Series) - Distinction Christchurch
Ultimate Small Group Tours - Sudima Hotel Christchurch City 


Affordable Coach Tours - Skyline Rotorua
Signature Coach Tours (Showcase Series) - Te Puia
Signature Coach Tours (Rail Series) - Te Puia
Ultimate Small Group Tours - Hobbiton Movie Set Tours


Cole Marsh 'Rising Star' Award - Krissy Higgan, Tour Guide

Tour Guide of the Year - Kerrie Jeffreys
Runner up - Brenda Taylor

Coach Captain of the Year (North Island) - Murray Soar
Runner up - Chris Couch

Coach Captain of the Year (South Island) - Riki Katene
Runner up - Alex Rollinson

Coach Captain of the Year (Ultimate) - Paul Campion
Runner up - Linda Cruickshank

Grand Pacific Tours ‘’Overall Tour Experience’’ rating for the 2019/20 touring season was 9.29 out of a possible 10 points. The highest overall quality assurance rating in six touring seasons.

Grand Pacific Tours are very confident that once this period of uncertainty passes, New Zealand as a destination, will be a key choice for our demographic. The excitement of resuming our tours will once again allow us to provide all travellers with the holiday of a lifetime in the country we are so proud to promote – NEW ZEALAND!

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