Today's Tourism News
30 June 2015
TIA in the news
ORC wary of lobbyists' self-interests – Otago Daily Times, 25 June 2015
The Otago Regional Council has delayed establishing a stakeholder consultation group after hearing that national lobbyists could be like ''ferrets fighting in a sack'', and undermine the council's interests.
TIA members in the news
New experiences just a click away - Dominion Post - 30th Jun 2015
Gone are the days of hours spent planning holiday outings. Now it's as easy as a few clicks.Positively Wellington Tourism's new experience planner matches availability, price range and...
Hefty costs come with port constraint - New Zealand Herald - 29th Jun 2015
The Ports of Auckland's inability to expand could push up the price of new and used cars and non-containerised freight expenses, while cruise ships could bypass Auckland, according to those...
Wanaka and Queenstown get new visa rules after exemption dropped - Southland Times - 29th Jun 2015
A Government decision to end a visa exemption for Queenstown employers has been labelled short-sighted by the Tourism Export Council.
Airlines & airports
Jetstar mulls route - Waikato Times - 29th Jun 2015
Decision-makers remain tight-lipped about whether ratepayers will need to open their wallets in order to lure domestic Jetstar services to Hamilton International Airport.
Passenger record may not last long - Otago Daily Times - 30th Jun 2015
Queenstown Airport yesterday set a record for international arrivals in one day but it is expected to last only until the weekend.
Flight Centre should weather turbulence - New Zealand Herald - 29th Jun 2015
Three decades ago Flight Centre revolutionised travel for Australians and New Zealanders.The red and black billboards in its shop windows offered cheap airfares to all manner of enticing...
Feedback sought on maunga plan - North Shore Times - 29th Jun 2015
Public views will be considered as plans for what activities will be allowed on Auckland's volcanic cones are being prepared.
Franz businesses appeal quake zone - Christchurch Press - 29th Jun 2015
Franz Josef business owners are appealing a decision to allow anearthquake zone to slice through the centre of their town,limiting development.
Ping pong in city centre - Rotorua Daily Post - 29th Jun 2015
An idea that came out of Rotorua Lakes Council's inner city Ideas Store last year has been transformed into reality, and a new recreation opportunity for locals and visitors to the city.
Plan change recommended - Otago Daily Times - 30th Jun 2015
Queenstown Lakes District councillors are being asked to adopt commissioners' recommendations on Plan Change 50 - Queenstown Town Centre Zone.
Camping policy on hold - Gisborne Herald - 29th Jun 2015
FREEDOM camping continues to cause headaches for Gisborne District Council. A proposal to deregister nine community camping grounds so they can be...
Kawarau receiver suing - Otago Daily Times - 30th Jun 2015
A $56 million lawsuit over Queenstown's Hilton Hotel site has taken a twist.
Intake of overseas students growing - Taranaki Daily News - 29th Jun 2015
Taranaki international student enrolments have increased by 20 per cent and education providers are focusing on how to sustain the sector into the future.
Consent granted - Otago Daily Times - 30th Jun 2015
Retrospective government approval has been given for millionaire philanthropists Paul and Debbi Brainerd to buy the old Glenorchy camping ground.
Independent study would be step forward on Auckland port row - New Zealand Herald - 29th Jun 2015
My position is fairly straightforward. I'm pro business, want to see the port do well and believe that it's an important part of Auckland's infrastructure.
RWC ticket scalp pair found guilty - Radio New Zealand - 29th Jun 2015
Two Ethiopian taxi drivers have been found guilty of an elaborate multi-national Rugby World Cup ticket scam totalling more than $500,000.
Potential for additional passing areas identified - Otago Daily Times - 30th Jun 2015
There is opportunity for two new passing areas to be created on the Crown Range Rd, reducing driver frustration at the ''snail trail'' and potential accidents, a Wanaka Community Board...
TIA members’ media releases
Air New Zealand pulls out the stops for the big game – Air New Zealand, 29 June 2015
Air New Zealand has pulled in one of its international jets for a special one-off service to get fans to the Super Rugby final in Wellington on Saturday.
ZEALANDIA Celebrates 20 Years – ZEALANDIA, 29 June 2015
Wellington’s local wildlife safe-haven ZEALANDIA turns 20 this weekend, and will be celebrating with free entry to anyone younger than the sanctuary.
New train earns rewards – HAPNZ, 29 June 2015
Improving their business and raising money for breast cancer research is a family affair for a Taranaki holiday park.
Coromandel parks have good grounds – HAPNZ, 29 June 2015
Want to enjoy a break in New Zealand’s best holiday park grounds? Head for the Coromandel.
Northern holiday parks leading the pack – HAPNZ, 29 June 2015
A Warkworth holiday park has taken spending a penny to a whole new level, investing $1 million to upgrade its bathroom facilities.
Taupo holiday park wins national awards – HAPNZ, 29 June 2015
Innovative and environmentally sustainable use of scalding geothermal water to benefit both visitors and nearby businesses has two major awards for a Taupo holiday park.
Christmas spirit brings reward at Holiday Parks 2015 Awards – HAPNZ, 29 June 2015
Demonstrating the spirit of Christmas has helped a Masterton holiday park win the prestigious AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award for 2015.