Visitor expenditure from China almost $1 billion 21 November 2014
International visitor spend in New Zealand continues to grow, with spend from China now at a record $979 million, up 33 percent from September last year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the MBIE.
Two new projects to attract tourists to NZ 07 November 2014
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has announced the Government is co-investing in two new projects as part of the Tourism Growth Partnership.
Hobbit fever 25 January 2013
As one tourism service provider quipped in late November when asked how things were going: “A bit flat still, but The Hobbit will save us all...” And that does seems to be the big hope out there.
2012 The Year of ... 24 December 2011
Lawrence Smith suggests tourism operators consider an adaptive approach to marketing in 2012. One which allows for change and assimilation of new technologies and trends. Here, he outlines some of the trends.
Rubgy World Cup Visitor Survey 24 December 2010
A recent survey of RWC2011 visitors is hugely useful in helping tourism operators plan for the influx.
Technology: Finding the cutting edge 24 January 2010
How is a business owner to keep up? How do you figure out the difference between a fad and a major social swing? We asked five technology players for their take on what lies ahead in the technology arena in 2010.