Today's Tourism News
3 May 2016
TIA in the news
Tourism expo taps big money – Daily Post, 3 May 2016
Millions of dollars in new tourism business is expected to be negotiated in Rotorua when the city hosts New Zealand's annual tourism trade show next week.
TIA members in the news
35 jobs go with closure of Waiheke Island ferry service - New Zealand Herald - 2nd May 2016
Approximately 35 staff of Waiheke Island ferry service Explore were made redundant last week, group managing director William Goodfellow confirmed today.
Ghetto fears over worker accommodation – Mountain Scene, 29 Apr 2016
A business heavyweight is pooh-poohing a potential apartment-building rush under proposed fast-tracked zoning close to central Queenstown.
Museum Art Hotel land bought - Dominion Post - 2nd May 2016
The land under Wellington's Museum Art Hotel has sold to a Chinese investor, industry sources say.
$5.6m lodge and hotel for Mackenzie - Christchurch Press - 2nd May 2016
A boutique guest lodge and wedding chapel are expected to be part of a $5.6 million tourism development in the Mackenzie District.
Airlines & airports
Unlimited flights ideal for NZ - Dominion Post - 2nd May 2016
An all-you-can-fly airline between New Zealand's main centres could help ease Auckland's housing crisis, a travel agent says.
Singapore Air's new cabin for 40th celebrations - New Zealand Herald - 2nd May 2016
Singapore Airlines is showing off its latest cabin upgrade in Auckland today as it celebrates 40 years of flying here.
Relief to put toilet on track - Otago Daily Times - 3rd May 2016
Civil construction worker Steve Maund lays the groundwork for a toilet installation on the Clyde-Alexandra Riverside Trail.
New Regent St trams full steam ahead - 3 News - 2nd May 2016
The last barrier has lifted from New Regent St meaning trams are back running after buildings were damaged from the Valentine's Day earthquake.
Southland District Council votes to seal Catlins coastal road – Southland Times, 28 Apr 2016
Southland district councillors have debated whether to spend $3.29 million sealing the Catlins Road alternative coastal route, with one saying ratepayers did not want to keep subsidising tourism.
Tertiary path for Indian students announced - New Zealand Herald - 2nd May 2016
A direct pathway for Indian students to attend New Zealand universities has been unveiled.Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee announced the...
Foreign drivers ranked in road tolls - Bay of Plenty Times - 2nd May 2016
Nearly 90 serious crashes in the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga since 2010 to 2014 have involved foreign drivers.
Japanese medical student to pay $1000 reparation - Otago Daily Times - 3rd May 2016
A Japanese medical student holidaying in New Zealand has been allowed to go home after paying $1000 reparation to a teenage driver injured in a two-vehicle crash near Henley last month.
Lost tourist broke basic tramping rules - New Zealand Herald - 2nd May 2016
An English tourist spent a cold night in the bush after "breaking several basic rules for tramping", police say.
Tourist charged over fatal Far North crash – ONE News, 2 May 2016
An American man visiting New Zealand has been charged with two counts of careless use of a vehicle causing death following a fatal crash in the Far North on Saturday.
TIA member media releases
Tourism trade show opens new opportunities for Rotorua – Destination Rotorua, 2 May 2016
Millions of dollars’ worth of new tourism business will be negotiated in Rotorua next week as the city hosts New Zealand’s annual tourism trade show.