Tourism Business Mag 539930 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz en-nz Tourism Business Mag 30 Important win for six South Island tourism organisations https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/southern-tourism-operators-win Six more South Island tourism organisations are about to get a valuable hand up to attract and do business with Chinese visitors. They have just been named as the latest participants of Christchurch Airport’s New Horizons programme. 015, 8 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/southern-tourism-operators-win International adventure tourism experts to converge on Queenstown https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/adventure-tourism-research Queenstown has won a bid to host the 2020 International Adventure Conference, which will bring leading tourism researchers to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, in December next year. 010, 4 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/adventure-tourism-research adventure tourism researchqueenstown Half-year result shows continued growth for Christchurch Airport https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/christchurch-airport-results Christchurch Airport is reporting an increased interim result for the six months of July to December 2018, off the back of international passenger growth and strong cost control. 009, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/christchurch-airport-results Air New Zealand shrinks some domestic fares by half https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/AirNZ-cuts-domestic-fares Air New Zealand is slashing its lowest domestic fares by up to 50 percent. 009, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/AirNZ-cuts-domestic-fares TranzAlpine boost to bring tourists to the West Coast https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/811456 The Government's $40m investment in the TranzAlpine scenic train will bring thousands more tourists onto the West Coast each year, creating jobs and enabling other tourism ventures, KiwiRail acting chief executive Todd Moyle says. 048, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/811456 New Govt strategy confirms support for tourism, says TIA https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/tourism-strategy-nz The Government’s draft Tourism Strategy is closely aligned with the industry’s own vision and framework, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. 045, 6 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/tourism-strategy-nz tourism strategynew strategy Strategy for a better tourism system launched https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/NZ-tourism-strategy The draft Aotearoa-New Zealand Government Tourism Strategy is an important step in ensuring that all New Zealanders benefit from productive, sustainable and inclusive tourism growth, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage say, in a media release. 045, 6 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/NZ-tourism-strategy kelvin daviseugenie sagetourism strategy Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards announced https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/qualmark-tourism-awards Qualmark is launching the Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards, which will be held annually in April, together with Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand. 043, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/qualmark-tourism-awards qualmark awardstourism awardsnz tourism awards Real Journeys group of companies has a new corporate brand https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/international-brand-for-ceal-Journeys Family-owned Real Journeys has established a new corporate identity called ‘Wayfare’ to represent its tourism companies in the international market. 042, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/international-brand-for-ceal-Journeys Easy to use site for tourism data coming soon https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/new-market-data-in-NZ A new partnership between Tourism New Zealand and Figure.NZ will provide a range of tourism data in one location for the tourism industry and investors to access and use. 041, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/new-market-data-in-NZ Stats NZ: Hotels, motels, and holiday parks more popular than ever https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/807094 Almost 40 million nights were spent at short-term commercial accommodation in New Zealand, in the year ended August, Stats NZ says. 041, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/807094 New visitor tax must be spent wisely, says TIA https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/nz-visitor-tax-introduced The tourism industry wants to work with the Government to ensure its new tax on most of New Zealand’s international visitors is used to enhance their experience of our country. 039, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/nz-visitor-tax-introduced Encouraging Aussies to the South Island https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/TNZ-South-Island This month a group of 22 Australasian content creators will tour the South Island armed with the latest GoPro technology to record and share their journeys, as part of a Tourism NZ campaign. 039, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/TNZ-South-Island Scholarships to support final year tourism students https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/tourism-students Tourism students planning their final year of study in 2019 are invited to apply for two $4000 scholarships. The Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust Academic Scholarships are open for applications until 11 October 2018. 038, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/tourism-students tourism scholarships funding to study studying tourism Auckland secures $45m worth of business events in 2017/18 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/804811 Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB), in conjunction with its members and industry partners, has won $45 million worth of business events in the year ending June 2018. 038, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/804811 New appointments to Tourism NZ board https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/803332 Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has announced the appointment of Colleen Neville and Kauahi Ngapora as members of the New Zealand Tourism Board (known as Tourism New Zealand). 037, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/803332 Tourism funding will benefit regions   https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/TGF The announcement of a $19.6 million Government investment in tourism infrastructure will help regions benefit from the growth in tourism, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. 037, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/TGF Supreme Tourism Award winner is a multinational success story https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/NZ-tourism-award-winner Dynamic and visionary with annual global turnover of $426 million, multinational recreational vehicle business Tourism Holdings Ltd has won the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award. 036, 7 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/NZ-tourism-award-winner Chinese travel service platform launched to boost regional tourism https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/802092 Christchurch Airport has announced the launch of a South Island Travel Store on Fliggy, a leading Chinese travel service platform and part of the Alibaba digital ecosystem, in a move designed to promote regional tourism and economic development. 035, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/802092 Auckland to host World Library and Information Congress 2020 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/802005 Auckland has secured the bid to host the world’s most significant library and information congress in 2020 with more than 3,000 attendees expected. 035, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/802005 Buoyant cruise conference seeks to balance growth https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/802010 New Zealand’s cruise sector is in a buoyant mood, with speakers at the New Zealand Cruise Association 2018 Conference in Blenheim highlighting the country’s growing popularity as a cruise destination with both international and domestic passengers. 035, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/802010 Lessons from a winning tourism business https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801354 Facing limited revenue growth and increased customer expectations the flagship Rotorua tourism company invested, innovated, gave itself a major shake-up and did it so well it was awarded the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award 2015. 005, 28 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801354 Councils encouraged to apply for tourism infrastructure funding after first $14.9 million funding announced https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801073 Today’s announcement of a $14.9 million Government investment in tourism infrastructure will help regions benefit from the growth in tourism, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. 050, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801073 New travel website showcases the South https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801374 “Queenstown may be a world famous South Island destination, but our South has so much more to offer,” says Jennifer Branje, owner of new travel website, Southproud.co.nz. 050, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801374 Industry pleased Tourism staying on front bench https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801370 New Zealand’s $35 billion tourism industry is pleased that Deputy Labour Leader Kelvin Davis will take the tourism portfolio in the incoming Government. 043, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801370 Watershed release for NZ cruise sector https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801371 New government statistics about New Zealand cruise visitors will reaffirm the size and importance of the cruise sector, the New Zealand Cruise Association says. 042, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801371 Air New Zealand named world's top airline by Condé Nast Traveler https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801372 Air New Zealand has been named Top Airline in the World by prestigious US magazine Condé Nast Traveler in its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards 042, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801372 Tourism Export Council Xmas Symposium and Young TEC Summit https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801373 The Tourism Export Council's Xmas Symposium and Young TEC Summit will be held at the Skycity Convention Centre in Auckland with the Young TEC event on December 5 and the TEC Symposium on December 6. 042, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801373 Hilton Lake Taupo unveils plans for conference and event spaces https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801375 Hilton Lake Taupo, which was recently awarded New Zealand Regional Hotel of the Year at the HM Awards for the sixth time, is undertaking a redesign of its conference and event facilities that is set to open in December 2017. 037, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801375 Haka Tourism Group is Supreme Tourism Award winner https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801376 The brainchild of the entrepreneurial Ryan Sanders and a business that has achieved exceptional growth over the past 10 years, Haka Tourism Group has won the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award. 036, 8 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801376 Auckland Airport awards $100,000 to growing tourism businesses https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801377 Auckland Airport has awarded two $50,000 grants to regional tourism groups as part of its fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants. 035, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801377 Auckland Airport awards $100,000 to growing tourism businesses https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801378 Auckland Airport has awarded two $50,000 grants to regional tourism groups as part of its fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants. 035, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801378 Daily flights to China a big boost for the South Island https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801379 The partnership between Christchurch Airport and China Southern Airlines is going from strength to strength and helping boost tourism and trade for the South Island, says Christchurch Airport. 035, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801379 Cruise sector projects big growth https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801382 The New Zealand cruise sector is continuing to boom, with the contribution it makes to the nation’s economy projected to increase 43% in the next two years, from $447 million in 2016/17, to $640m in the 2018/19 season. 035, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801382 Cruise conference win for Marlborough https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801380 The New Zealand Cruise Association Conference will be held in Marlborough in 2018. The announcement follows Picton recently being rated in the top three Australia and New Zealand Cruise Destination’s in Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2016/2017. 035, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801380 Tourism welcomes farming’s swimmable river pledge https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801383 Tourism Industry Aotearoa is welcoming the pledge by farming leaders to make all New Zealand rivers swimmable. 034, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801383 Top tour operators recognised by the industry https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801385 Three of New Zealand’s top tourism operators have been celebrated as the best in the business at an awards ceremony held at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau during the annual at the Tourism Export Council (TEC) conference. 033, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801385 Regional roadmaps and plans for service sectors https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801387 Ten regions around the country now have Roadmaps and Plans for their service sectors, with four more on the way, thanks to industry training organisation ServiceIQ. 032, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801387 Te Puia | NZMACI to part own and manage Waimangu Volcanic Valley https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801406 The world’s youngest geothermal system, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, has been part-purchased by Te Puia l New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI), in partnership with local iwi Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi and Tūhourangi Tribal Authority. 032, 8 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801406 International private equity company purchases Active Adventures https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801407 An Australian funds management business has made its first investment into New Zealand. A consortium led by Blue Sky Alternative Investments has bought Queenstown-based Active Adventures. 031, 4 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801407 Applications open for Tourism Infrastructure Fund https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801408 The new $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund has opened for applications. 031, 3 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801408 Statistics NZ: More hotels on the way https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801409 The value of consents for hotels, motels, and other short-term accommodation shot up to $490 million in the June 2017 year, Stats NZ said today. New hotels in Auckland and Canterbury drove the 216 percent increase from the June 2016 year. 031, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801409 NZ Tourism Awards finalists named https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801410 Twenty-four leading tourism operators and stakeholders have been named as finalists in the 2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards – the $35 billion tourism industry’s most prestigious awards. 030, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801410 Funding for Stewart Island heritage centre https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801411 A new purpose-built heritage centre on Stewart Island will receive more than $1 million in Government funding. 029, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801411 Tourism Infrastructure Fund panel named https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801412 The panel for the new $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund to help local communities respond to increased visitor numbers, has been named. 026, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801412 NZ Cruise Conference - riding the growth wave https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801414 Regions keen to capture a bigger share of the fast growing cruise market will have an opportunity to highlight what they are doing to improve port facilities at this year’s Cruise New Zealand Conference in Auckland, 29 August. 026, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801414 Great Barrier awarded rare international dark sky sanctuary status https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801415 Great Barrier Island has become the first island in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary in a bid to protect its night skies for present and future generations. 025, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801415 ATEED appoints new CEO https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801416 Nick Hill has been appointed as the chief executive of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Auckland’s economic growth agency and an Auckland Council controlled organisation . 025, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801416 Discussing Tourism events https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801417 Tourism businesses around New Zealand are being invited to discuss the big challenges and opportunities facing them and their region at a series of events organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. 025, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801417 Hundertwasser Arts Centre set to go ahead https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801418 The Whangarei Art Museum Trust will receive up to $3 million towards its bespoke project to build a Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangarei. 024, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801418 New partnership to promote a range of short walks https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801419 The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) have joined forces to promote a range of short and day walks. 024, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801419 Holiday park guest nights grow – but still plenty of capacity https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801420 Holiday parks enjoyed a boomer April, with guest nights up almost 25% on April 2016, but there is still plenty of room for growth, says Fergus Brown, chief executive, Holiday Parks New Zealand. 024, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801420 Auckland accommodation rate decision disappointing, says TIA https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801421 Today’s decision by Auckland Council to proceed with the targeted rate on commercial accommodation providers is extremely disappointing, the tourism industry says. 022, 1 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801421 Increased funding to accelerate the growth of Maori Tourism businesses https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801422 The announcement in the New Zealand Government's Budget 2017 of $10 million of new funding over four years will promote and strengthen the Maori tourism sector to be more resilient, says NZ Maori Tourism Chief Executive Pania Tyson-Nathan. 021, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801422 Regional hotel sales signal rising demand, says Colliers https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801445 Demand for regional hotels is on the rise following a record number of hotel sales in New Zealand's main tourism markets. 021, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801445 Top event organisers ready to do business in New Zealand https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801446 Leading business event organisers from around the world are heading to New Zealand’s largest business tourism trade exhibition in Auckland next week. 021, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801446 Auckland wins bid to host major international Food Science and Technology Congress in 2020 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801447 New Zealand’s knowledgeable food industry network and Auckland’s strong business event offering have helped secure the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 20th World Congress of Food Science and Technology for Auckland. 020, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801447 $76 million for DOC tourism infrastructure https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801449 The Government will spend $76 million through Budget 2017 on new and upgraded tourism infrastructure for the Department of Conservation as part of a $178 million tourism infrastructure package. 019, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801449 Entries open for NZ Tourism Awards 2017 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801448 Entries open today for the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2017, with TIA expecting competition to be fierce given the record results the industry is achieving. 019, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801448 Budget 2017: $178m package for tourism infrastructure announced at TRENZ https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801450 A new $102 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund has been announced by Tourism Minister, Paula Bennett alongside $76 million in new funding for the DOC Estate. 019, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801450 Auckland Airport announces $100,000 to support growing NZ tourism businesses https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801451 Auckland Airport has opened applications for its fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants at the airport’s International Travel Summit in Auckland. 019, 9 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801451 Modest fee increases for NZ’s Great Walks https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801452 The Department of Conservation (DOC) is introducing modest increases for some Great Walks hut and campsite fees in the department’s first review of its Great Walks pricing in five years. 018, 3 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801452 John Key joining the board of Air New Zealand https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801453 The Air New Zealand Board is appointing former Prime Minister John Key as a director effective from September 1 018, 1 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801453 Tourism Export Council NZ CEO resigns https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801454 Tourism Export Council NZ (TECNZ) chairman Martin Horgan has confirmed the resignation of CEO Lesley Immink after six years leading the organisation. Immink is planning on entering the political arena. 018, 1 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801454 Christchurch Airport to boost Chinese visitor spending in strategic national partnership with Alibaba https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801483 Christchurch Airport has signed a MoU with Alibaba, the world’s largest retail commerce company, to connect small and regional NZ businesses with Chinese visitors before, during and after their visit, opening up the power of micro exporting. 016, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801483 New products at TRENZ 2017 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801484 A world first extreme adventure activity, operators taking visitors off the beaten track and an upscale hotel returning to Christchurch are amongst the new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2017, according to organiser TIA. 016, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801484 Merger creates new active tourism brand https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801487 Adventure tourism companies Go Orange, Queenstown Rafting and Kiwi Discovery are merging to form a strong active tourism brand under the Go Orange name. 015, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801487 Study identifies tourism infrastructure priorities https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801491 More visitor accommodation is the highest priority infrastructure needed to support the future growth of New Zealand’s booming tourism industry, new research has found. 015, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801491 Holiday Parks sector worth more than $1 billion to NZ economy https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801492 Visitors staying at holiday parks contribute more than $1 billion a year to New Zealand’s economy, new research carried out for Holiday Parks New Zealand (HAPNZ) has found. 014, 4 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801492 All Blacks share their ‘secret to success’ in campaign to promote Auckland for Lions Tour https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801493 With less than 90 days to go until the first All Blacks game in Auckland against the British & Irish Lions, three All Blacks play a starring role in a new ATEED campaign that showcases what visiting fans can do around Auckland while they’re here. 013, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801493 Bay of Plenty and Auckland top regional GDP increases https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801495 Twelve of the 15 regional economies in New Zealand recorded nominal GDP increases in the year ended March 2016, Stats NZ said. 013, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801495 Hobbit fever https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801355 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. 004, 25 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801355 2012 The Year of ... https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801358 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. 052, 24 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801358 Rubgy World Cup Visitor Survey https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801363 A recent survey of RWC2011 visitors is hugely useful in helping tourism operators plan for the influx. 052, 24 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801363 Technology: Finding the cutting edge https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801364 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. 005, 24 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801364 Hang on in there – be creative, innovative and smart https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801365 Yes, things don’t look good. In fact they probably look less than good. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t creative, innovative, clever things you can do to ensure your business is ready and able to leap on every opportunity. 039, 24 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801365 Worldchinging Inspiration https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801368 If you are looking for a bit of inspiration for where your business should be heading it would be hard to go past http://www.worldchanging.com 052, 24 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801368 Are you selling yourself short? https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801369 Are you selling yourself short? Catharine Power says that if your brochure or website is dated and less than visually appealing, paying the price to refresh your sales collateral and make it sexier and more vibrant will pay off in the long run. 039, 24 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801369 Daring to be different https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801366 From our May 2008 issue: Creating something different can generate business opportunities and publicity for innovative operators. Yet does the industry really cater for innovation? 021, 24 May 2008 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801366 Internet Number 1 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801367 From our March 2007 issue: The internet is now the number one information source for domestic tourists, according to the Regional Visitor Monitor (RVM) research released by the Ministry of Tourism at the end of February. 052, 24 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.tourismbusinessmag.co.nz/blog/801367