Today's Tourism News
8 July 2015
TIA in the news
Tourism Association hits back at 'travel tax' - Radio New Zealand - 8th Jul 2015
Lobbyists led by the Tourism Industry Association are fighting to lessen the impact of the budget's 'travel tax'.
TIA members in the news
Travel talks: Lesley Immink - New Zealand Herald - 8th Jul 2015
Lesley Immink, the chief executive of Tourism Export Council NZ, started her career in the travel industry as a hotel housekeeper.
Airlines & airports
Pushing for take-off - Taranaki Daily News - 7th Jul 2015
Space at New Plymouth airport is the biggest stumbling block for council staff as they develop a business case to lure Jetstar to the city.
Timaru fare deal - Timaru Herald - 7th Jul 2015
Cheaper airfares from Timaru to Wellington are not a long-term proposition, Air New Zealand says.
Air NZ only objector to Qantas and American Airlines expanding trans-Pacific alliance – NBR, 7 July 2015
Air New Zealand [NZX: AIR] is the sole voice protesting against an application by Qantas Airways and American Airlines for a co-ordinated increase in flights on the trans-Pacific route, planned for the start of the peak travel season in December.
Mayor floats zip-line across harbour as possible tourist drawcard - Otago Daily Times - 8th Jul 2015
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher wants to see Cape Wanbrow become a ''first-class recreational reserve'' and says a zip-line attraction would be a good tourism opportunity.
Lumsden a mixed bag: business owners - Southland Times - 8th Jul 2015
Despite the new Around the Mountain cycle trail, and a prime position on State Highway 6, business owners in Lumsden say the town has its share of ups and downs.
Camping site is closed after being used as toilet - Northern Advocate - 7th Jul 2015
Travellers treating a riverside freedom camping area as a toilet have offended a local hapu and forced the Far North council to close the site.
Travellers still a threat to NZ biosecurity - Radio New Zealand - 7th Jul 2015
After 8000 undeclared items are seized in a year, a horticultural lobby group says the tourism industry needs to educate travellers.
Business confidence drop 'no cause for panic' - Radio New Zealand - 7th Jul 2015
Businesses and the government are warning against an overreaction following a survey showing business confidence has fallen to its lowest level in three years.
Business NZ backs regional investment plan - 3 News - 7th Jul 2015
Business New Zealand is welcoming moves from the Government to proactively funnel foreign investment into the regions, but fears local authorities and environmental laws may get in the way.
Tourist driver focus - Southland Times - 8th Jul 2015
A $5 million project aimed at improving the safety of tourist drivers in Southland is a "developing beast", the New Zealand Transport Agency says.
TIA media releases
New foreign investment strategy will support tourism growth – TIA, 7 July 2015
The peak body for the tourism industry is welcoming the Government’s new foreign investment strategy as New Zealand needs more investment to support tourism growth.