Today's Tourism News

Today's Tourism News

21 Oct 2014

TIA members in the news
Cohesion the key says, agency chief - Dominion Post - 21st Oct 2014
A former Wellingtonian of the Year, Peter Biggs, will be the inaugural chairman of the new Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency designed to provide greater economic clout for the...

Tourism, education on China delegation's agenda - Otago Daily Times - 21st Oct 2014
A boost for tourism and education links, and a celebration of 20 years of friendship, will feature during a sizeable Dunedin delegation's trip to China.

City targeting conferences - Otago Daily Times - 21st Oct 2014
The Dunedin City Council is eyeing a potentially lucrative collaboration with Tourism New Zealand that could help secure a bigger slice of the international conference market.

Whale Watch recognised - Marlborough Express - 21st Oct 2014
Whale Watch Kaikoura is celebrating after winning the Australasian Responsible Tourism Award at the World Travel Awards in New Delhi, India.

Council To Run Ruler Over Agencies – Manawatu Standard, 18 Oct 2014
Two economic development agencies in the spotlight of a joint council review will have their annual reports scrutinised by the Palmerston North City Council’s finance and performance committee on Monday.

Airlines & airports
No plans for air passenger service - Otago Daily Times - 21st Oct 2014
Queenstown airport might be struggling to keep up with increased demand but that does not mean passengers are likely to be offered flights to Wanaka Airport soon.

Auckland link in trouble - Wairarapa Times-Age - 21st Oct 2014
Masterton's airline hoodoo has continued with news Vincent Aviation Ltd is on the verge of going into liquidation.

Around NZ
Brewery's big plans revealed - Otago Daily Times - 21st Oct 2014
An expanding Emerson's Brewery is set to become a ''world-class'' tourist destination now an agreement has been reached to buy a new site.

Possum pie charges dropped for couple - Christchurch Press - 20th Oct 2014
A West Coast couple who were in the firing line for selling unregulated possum pies are relieved to have the charges against them withdrawn.

Renewed interest in Kingston Flyer sale - Marlborough Express - 20th Oct 2014
Marlborough winegrower David Bryce is talking to two prospective buyers of the Kingston Flyer historic steam train.

Queenstown trappers find woman's body – Stuff, 20 Oct 2014
Possum trappers have found a body believed to be that of a Hong Kong woman who went missing while on holiday in Queenstown.

TIA members’ media releases
AA Traveller launches fresh 101 Must Do’s for summer – AA Traveller, 20 Oct 2014
Summer is coming and AA Traveller’s 101 Must-Do’s list is back with a new special compilation to help more of us find a few new holiday gems to enjoy.

“Planning For Inbound Success” – TECNZ, 20 Oct 2014
The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand has produced a guide on how to work with inbound tour operators.

Take Care On The Roads Over Holiday Weekends – Selwyn District Council, 16 Oct 2014
Selwyn motorists should prepare for busy roads with two holiday weekends occurring in the coming weeks.

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