Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2012


Do you have an award ceremony?

Well it's unusual, but yes, we do. Here's Nick, co owner of Rankers, speaking asking questions in front of a thousand-fold crowd of glowworms in the mighty Bulmer Cavern, within the Kahurangi National Park.

Every traveller activity is on your site?

For sure. Has to be. Every activity, attraction, transport, holiday park and Department of Conservation (DOC) experience in NZ is automatically eligible. Over 4000 experiences qualified for this year's awards.

That must make for a lot of awards!

Sure does. 39 winners and 40 finalists. It's a strength of our system. Our Awards cover NZ tourism.

Cost to enter?

Nothing. No forms to fill in. We've got the data from the people and the travellers, best judges of all.

Why did you create these Awards?

You got all night?! Hey, seriously, Rankers is the people's site. This is the only travel award of its type in NZ where the people speak. So, award winners are those folk who look after other people best. If that's not good for you, I'm not Doctor Nick. Any more questions?

How are the winners chosen, exactly?

Experiences are assessed by travellers we meet on the road in NZ. Some reviews are also placed by the good folk that log into our site. They offer reviews, and ranking scores, from 1 to 10. These count over a full year, not just the current standing.

Why are there no awards for some categories?

Some didn't have enough reviews to qualify.

How come some categories have fewer finalists than others?

Look, categories with the most...I mean, the most reviews and a number of strong qualifiers, they will have a winner and two finalists. Those with fewer reviews and qualifiers have less finalists. Fair's fair, you know.

How many awards can each tourism operator win?

One Category award. No multiple category award winners. The tourism operator gains their award in the category of highest achievement. Got a nice ring, don't you reckon: "Category of highest achievement"?

How do you choose Supreme Winners again?

From the 39 category winners, 4 Supreme winners are chosen from the entire accommodation, transport, activities and attractions sectors.

Annual event?

Yep. This is our fourth series. And, like our Rankers website, interest is growing. Just like my thirst. Where's that little bottle? Ahhhh...Health beverage, y'know. Time's up! Cheers!

Please contact Rankers if you have any further questions.