Budget 2013: John Key announces big boost for tourism funding 16 April 2013
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has told a business audience in Wellington that a key focus of the upcoming Budget would be a package of internationally focused growth initiatives, including a boost for tourism funding.
China Market Review shows way forward for tourism 10 April 2013
The tourism industry wants to ensure Chinese visitors have a fantastic time in New Zealand and a new report provides a roadmap to support that aim, the Tourism Industry Association says.
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.