AA Travel and Tourism General Manager Greig Leighton has tonight presented Himatangi Beach Holiday Park in the Manawatu the supreme award of New Zealand’s Best Holiday Park.
The AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award for 2018, presented at a gala dinner in Hamilton, recognises the holiday park that excels in providing an outstanding visitor experience. It is the sector’s premier award.
Greig Leighton said this year was incredibly competitive with five impeccable finalists.
“All the finalists demonstrated consistently high levels of service, with equally high levels of customer satisfaction. They all showed a willingness to go above and beyond in order to provide holiday memories that will last a lifetime.
“We were incredibly impressed with Himatangi Beach Holiday Park. The quality of experience they are offering is outstanding,” Greig said.
Himatangi Beach Holiday Park is on the west coast, 30 minutes from Palmerston North. Park owners Alice and Rueben Ebrey said their mantra is to provide the highest level of service every day of the year, and analyse guest feedback to ensure they’re at the top of their game.
“We make it a family rule that when we step out of our house, we have a positive outlook so our ‘positive vibes’ can be felt by customers. We always take the time to engage, even when we are busy.”
The Judges said the park’s reviews tell a compelling story with guests raving about the customer service.
“Wow. Best camp site in New Zealand. Great owners, friendly and wonderful location.”
“Facilities are spotlessly clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Loved being able to have our dog with us for the night too.”
"Stayed twice here in the last month in my campervan. Owners are very helpful and site has fantastic clean facilities.”
Notes to Editor:
Winner: Himatangi Beach Holiday Park, Manawatu
All Seasons Holiday Park, Rotorua (Award winner 2017)
Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park, Bay of Plenty
Miranda Holiday Park, Coromandel
Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park, Bay of Islands