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Milford Sound, New Zealand

300 international tourism buyers prepare for TRENZ 2014

April 28, 2014 • Events, TourismComments (0)

Almost 300 tourism and travel buyers from around the world will converge on Auckland next month to attend TRENZ 2014, eager to discover what new and exciting tourism products New Zealand has to offer consumers in their home markets. TRENZ, 18-21 May, Queens Wharf, Auckland, is New Zealand’s $24 billion tourism industry’s largest annual international...

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Kaikoura Gains Regional Tourism Status

April 22, 2014 • TourismComments (0)

This month Kaikoura became New Zealand’s 30th Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) and member of Regional Tourism Organisations NZ (RTONZ), the coordinating and advocacy body for all the country’s RTOs. Until now Kaikoura’s tourism marketing arm,...


Queenstown voted New Zealand’s top destination on Trip Advisor

April 10, 2014 • Featured, TourismComments (0)

Queenstown has again been named New Zealand’s number one destination in the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Destinations by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest online travel community. As well as taking out the top spot in New Zealand, the four season lake and...

Guests enjoying the Urban Vineyard photo credit Wesley Nel

Queenstown wineries ‘pop up’ in Sydney

April 2, 2014 • Featured, TourismComments (0)

Destination Queenstown has teamed up with The Winery Surry Hills to host ‘Urban Vineyard,’ a week-long celebration showcasing Queenstown as a world-class wine and food destination. Running from 31 March to 6 April, Urban Vineyard – #QUEENSTOWNLIVE...

Simon Wallace

Better internet use improves tourism profitability

March 31, 2014 • TourismComments (0)

Use of technology is a critical enabler to improve firm profitability and also enhance the visitor experience, according to Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Policy and Research Manager Simon Wallace. Welcoming a new report from the Innovation...

David Perks

Tourism 2025 – Domestic tourism

March 25, 2014 • Featured, TourismComments (0)

“Tourism 2025 is an ambitious, aspirational vision of how tourism can grow significantly in the next decade as a major driver of economic growth throughout all parts of New Zealand”, said David Perks, Chair of Regional Tourism Organisations New Zealand...


Tourism aims to earn $41 billion in 2025

March 25, 2014 • Featured, TourismComments (0)

New Zealand’s tourism industry has today unveiled its goal to contribute $41 billion a year to the economy by 2025, up from $24 billion now. Released today, Tourism 2025 – Growing Value Together/Whakatipu Uara Ngatahi is a framework to unite New...


Holiday parks look forward to Tourism 2025 boost

March 24, 2014 • Accommodation, TourismComments (0)

All of New Zealand’s holiday parks are being encouraged to support the tourism industry’s new growth framework, Tourism 2025 – Growing Value Together/Whakatipu Uara Ngatahi. Released today, Tourism 2025 sets a strong direction for the next decade, which...