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A look back - and forward

By CHRIS ROBERTS - 19 December 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, the latest available statistics show what an encouraging year it has been for the tourism industry.

Tourism 2025 In Action
Air agreements open NZ skies to world airlines


Auckland Airport

New Zealand is finalising a large number of air services deals, which will open up potential new routes around the world, the New Zealand Herald has reported. 

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  • Tourism operators can help keep visiting drivers safe
    19 December 2014
    Tourism operators around the country are being asked to play their part in a campaign to improve safety for visiting drivers this summer.
  • Events to bolster Wellington summer season
    15 December 2014
    Wellington city hoteliers say an exciting programme of events is going to make Wellington a vibrant place to be this summer – and visitors need to book early to avoid missing out.
  • South American connection a tourism boost
    12 December 2014
    The tourism industry must support the new air service linking New Zealand with South America to ensure its sustainability, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
  • Airport gears up for busy summer - Otago Daily Times - 22nd Dec 2014
    Queenstown's airport looks set for a record summer, as Australians descend on the lakeside resort in huge numbers.
  • Ombudsman slates Doc park decision - Otago Daily Times - 22nd Dec 2014
    A decision by Doc to allow a 66% increase in overnight guided walkers daily on the Routeburn Track ''drives a horse and carriage through'' the Mt Aspiring National Park Plan.
  • German tourist dies descending Mt Ngauruhoe - TVNZ - 21st Dec 2014
    A tourist from Germany has died while hiking with his wife in Tongariro National Park.

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