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Celebrating tourism successes

By CHRIS ROBERTS - 09 October 2015
What a fantastic celebration of tourism success we enjoyed at the Tourism Industry Awards gala dinner!

Tourism 2025 In Action
Direct flights China to Christchurch


China Southern Airlines will begin flying a new year-round air service directly between Guangzhou and Christchurch from December 2015. Read more.



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  • The sky’s the limit for Supreme Tourism Industry Award Winner
    2 October 2015
    Skyline Rotorua, an attraction that offers a visitor experience and customer service second to none, has won the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award.
  • Top tourism honour for Sir Peter Jackson
    2 October 2015
    The tourism industry honoured Sir Peter Jackson at its annual awards presentation this evening, calling the film director and producer Destination New Zealand’s number one marketer.
  • Tourism honours Northland dynamo
    2 October 2015
    Jeroen Jongejans, the Managing Director of Northland’s Dive! Tutukaka and a man whose passion for tourism is legendary, has won a prestigious Tourism Industry Award.
  • United Airlines flying back to NZ - New Zealand Herald - 9th Oct 2015
    American airline United is returning to this country with flights between Auckland and San Francisco as it deepens its partnership with Air New Zealand.
  • Safety billboards to target tourists - Otago Daily Times - 8th Oct 2015
    Giant road safety billboards are being placed on popular New Zealand tourist routes ahead of the summer holiday season after a spate of horror fatal crashes involving tourist drivers last...

  • Napier helps NZ win top spot in travel vote - Hawkes Bay Today - 8th Oct 2015
    New Zealand has been voted the world's "best country" by one of the UK's leading travel sites and Napier is one of the 26 reasons why it gets the No1 nod.

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