Today's Tourism News
27 March 2015
TIA in the news
Tourism lifts with airline capacity - New Zealand Herald - 27th Mar 2015
Tourism has returned to strong international growth for the first time since the global financial crisis, boosted by an increase in airline capacity.
International arrivals grow 15pc in February - Dominion Post - 27th Mar 2015
Christchurch Airport international passenger numbers grew 15 per cent in February from the prior corresponding month in 2014 new statistics show.
Tourism industry travelling well again – The Press, 27 Mar 2015
New Zealand's premier tourism event, Trenz 2015, will see a larger contingent of buyers out of the United Kingdom as well as emerging markets such as Indonesia, Argentina and Brazil.
TIA members in the news
'Coast' exposure will be boost for Dunedin - Otago Daily Times - 27th Mar 2015
Popular BBC television documentary Coast is being filmed in Dunedin and is tipped to give the region tourism publicity ''you couldn't afford to pay for''.
Blenheim shines on TripAdvisor - Marlborough Express - 26th Mar 2015
Glowing reviews for Blenheim's hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions have made the town a firm favourite with travellers on TripAdvisor, who voted Blenheim the third best place to...
Airlines & airports
Jetstar boosts ski season flights - Southland Times - 26th Mar 2015
Jetstar is adding more trans-Tasman winter services for Queenstown, the airline's New Zealand boss says.
Call for Rotorua Queenstown direct flights - Rotorua Daily Post - 27th Mar 2015
Rotorua business leaders and its mayor have called on Air New Zealand's chief executive to link Rotorua and Queenstown with direct flights.
Magic Memories wins record awards haul - 3 News - 26th Mar 2015
Experiential tourism company Magic Memories has taken out the top prize at the New Zealand International Business Awards.
Helicopter company, zipline tap into Glenorchy tourism - Southland Times - 26th Mar 2015
Start-up businesses are tapping into untouched ventures in Glenorchy, boosting the Otago town's tourism.
Cycle tours supported - Otago Daily Times - 27th Mar 2015
A recommendation to approve commercial cycling tours on Queenstown Lakes District Council walking/cycling trails excludes the popular Outlet Track for now.
Camping bylaw has to be right - Gisborne Herald - 26th Mar 2015
THE first steps to creating a freedom camping bylaw in Gisborne are under way but those responsible for drawing up regulations are warning there...
NZ Bus lauds driver for not confronting racist passenger - TVNZ - 26th Mar 2015
NZ Bus says a passenger filmed racially abusing two tourists could be banned from riding the bus, and that the driver did the right thing by not confronting the man.
TIA & members’ media releases
West Coasters spend up large on travel – AA Traveller, 27 Mar 2015
Aucklanders travel throughout New Zealand the most, but their cousins in the West Coast are the biggest spenders according to recent AA Traveller research.
New research shows tourism industry in hearty state – TIA, 26 Mar 2015
New Zealand’s tourism industry is in a strong position to take advantage of growth opportunities, according to the State of the Tourism Industry 2014, released today by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and Lincoln University.
International passenger numbers grow at Christchurch Airport – Christchurch Airport, 26 Mar 2015
New statistics show a 15 per cent increase in international passenger numbers at Christchurch Airport over the past month.
Holiday Parks for Successful Events & Conferences – HAPNZ, 26 Mar 2015
Taking a break from business as usual to meet with fellow colleagues is a great way to share knowledge, inspire ideas and develop working relationships.
Air New Zealand announces extra Sunday charter service to Melbourne – Air New Zealand, 26 Mar 2015
Air New Zealand will operate a Boeing 777-200 charter service between Auckland and Melbourne this weekend offering more than 300 additional seats in each direction for fans keen to get to Sunday’s cricket final.