Today's Tourism News
25 July 2014
TIA members in the news
Illness delays ferry sailing - Dominion Post - 24th Jul 2014
An Interislander ferry sailing was delayed for two hours this morning, after the master of the Kaitaki called in sick.
Use bikeways, says US ad - featuring NZ photo - New Zealand Herald - 24th Jul 2014
A US state tourism department has mistakenly used a photograph of Auckland's Tamaki Drive bike path to promote its scenic cycle paths. It's a picturesque scene well worth promoting.
QLDC accepts Ferg's $100k offer - Southland Times - 25th Jul 2014
The Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday said yes to a meaty $100,000 offer by tourist magnet Fergburger.
Is it time to tunnel across the Cook Strait? - Dominion Post - 24th Jul 2014
Considering the state of our inter-island fleet, the cancellations of air and sea travel due to weather and the future demands on utilities, it is time that we examine the feasibility of a...
New house for old critters - Southland Times - 25th Jul 2014
The Kiwi Birdlife Park in Queenstown is building a new wing to house tuatara and critically endangered Otago and grand skinks.
Conservation & environment
Volunteers branch out to protect 1000-year-old tree - Marlborough Express - 24th Jul 2014
A group of volunteers has set to work on a $20,000 project to protect a 1000-year-old tree in the Queen Charlotte Sound. The rimu tree at Endeavour Inlet has a circumference of 6.
Flight attendant hid drugs in uniform jacket - New Zealand Herald - 24th Jul 2014
A flight attendant who worked for Air New Zealand for 24 years has been charged with bringing 25 grams of methamphetamine into the country concealed in his uniform jacket.
TIA member media releases
Tourism New Zealand wins best international tourism office – TNZ, 25 July 2014
Tourism New Zealand has been awarded Best International Tourist Office for the second time in four years at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) 2014 awards.