Today's Tourism News
2 Sept 2014
TIA members in the news
A top tourism experience - Otago Daily Times - 2nd Sep 2014
Global media company CNN has rated Queenstown's Shotover Jet among the best tourism experiences in the world.
NZ wine, tourism join forces - Marlborough Express - 1st Sep 2014
The links between promoting New Zealand wine and tourism have prompted an agreement between Tourism NZ and New Zealand Winegrowers to formalise their joint promotion activities.
Taking hold of destiny - Nelson Mail - 1st Sep 2014
OPINION: Given that I'd just sat through a four hour meeting, I came away from Wednesday's "Toward 2030: A Better Future for Motueka" economic summit surprisingly energised.
Replacement sought for ageing ship - Marlborough Express - 1st Sep 2014
Cook Strait ferry operator Interislander has sent staff overseas to look at potential ships to replace the 31-year-old Arahura.
SkyCity has plans to expand in Federal St - New Zealand Herald - 2nd Sep 2014
SkyCity Entertainment Group is planning extensive outdoor dining on Federal St, pushing out from around Depot and The Federal Deli to in front of The Grill and Masu.
Airlines & airports
Winston Aldworth: Key's regional winner over Air NZ prices - New Zealand Herald - 2nd Sep 2014
Amid the scandals, resignations and email hackings of the past couple of weeks, John Key played one move that ought to have - in a normal, non-Whale Oiled news cycle - won the campaigning...
New promotion role follows Topp advice - Southland Times - 2nd Sep 2014
The Gore District Council has created a new role to help the town capitalise on big events. The newly established events and promotions co-ordinator will work to foster more collaboration...
Camper freedom to be limited - Taranaki Daily News - 2nd Sep 2014
Rules for freedom campers in South Taranaki could soon be set in stone. The South Taranaki District Council was last night to debate approving public consultation for new bylaws, tweaks to...
Art Gallery visitor numbers surge - Bay of Plenty Times - 1st Sep 2014
The Tauranga Art Gallery is celebrating an impressive year with a record number of visitors through the doors.
Wellington-Auckland bus trip turns into night from hell – NZ Herald, 1 Sept 2014
An overnight bus trip has turned into a night from hell for 37 passengers on a Naked Bus trip from Wellington to Auckland this morning.
TIA member media releases
Shotover Jet ride rated in top 19 in the world – Shotover Jet, 1 Sept 2014
Queenstown’s world-famous jet boat thrill Shotover Jet has once again been rated amongst the best in the world for tourism experiences.
Climate change politics on the big screen at MTG Hawke’s Bay – MTG Hawke’s Bay, 1 Sept 2014
New Zealand film director Alister Barry will be in Napier this Saturday to introduce the screening of his thought-provoking documentary HOT AIR.
Tourism New Zealand announces changes to offshore team – Tourism New Zealand, 1 Sept 2014
Tourism New Zealand has today announced changes to its LA and Singapore based business events, trade and management teams.
Key questions for Motel-owners to ask Election 2014 candidates – MANZ, 1 Sept 2014
The Motel Association of NZ (MANZ) has published its list of key questions that motel-owners should be asking of their local candidates as the country draws closer to the 2014 general election.