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Good times in the regions

By CHRIS ROBERTS - 27 August 2015
In recent weeks, the TIA team and I have travelled the length of the country to deliver our Regional Tourism Summits.

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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  • New air services boost regional economies
    31 August 2015
    New regional air services announced today by Jetstar will boost both domestic and international tourism, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand says.
  • New air service a win for South Island and tourism
    28 August 2015
    Today’s announcement of a new air service linking Christchurch and southern China will help deliver on the tourism industry’s goal of growing total annual tourism revenue to $41 billion in by 2025, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
  • Rotorua hotels share the love
    27 August 2015
    Rotorua hotel guests eat and drink their way through 1000 litres of milk, 740kg of red meat, 300 dozen eggs, 270kg of rice and pasta, 290kg of tomatoes and 330 heads of lettuce every day of the year.
  • $10,000 to fly flag at Australian event - Otago Daily Times - 4th Sep 2015
    Sponsoring an Australian mountain bike event to the tune of $10,000 will help attract cyclists from that country to Central Otago trails.
  • Tourism leaders charm Australians - Rotorua Daily Post - 3rd Sep 2015
    Today concluded a week-long industry-led Rotorua Tourism Mission across the Tasman. Destination Rotorua and a group of key tourism operators were in Australia to charm travel agents in...
  • Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon: 'We don't lose to Australia at home' - New Zealand Herald - 3rd Sep 2015
    Air New Zealand's senior managers had a quiet dinner at chief financial officer Rob McDonald's house the night the airline announced its biggest-ever profit.

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