Today's Tourism News
3 Sept 2015
TIA in the news
Northland tourism to fore among finalists - Northern Advocate - 2nd Sep 2015
Northland businesses are finalists in five categories in the revitalised 2015 Tourism Industry Awards.
TIA members in the news
Queenstown jetboat stoush back to court - New Zealand Herald - 2nd Sep 2015
A long-running legal battle between rival Queenstown jet-boat companies has gone another round in court.
Airlines & airports
Biosecurity x-raying beefed up at airport - Manukau Courier - 3rd Sep 2015
Auckland Airport has beefed up its biosecurity control.Two new biosecurity x-ray machines have been installed to ensure passengers don't bring any unwanted pests or diseases into New Zealand.
Border security enhanced - Otago Daily Times - 3rd Sep 2015
Baggage-screening of international arrivals at Queenstown Airport has been bolstered by a $50,000 biosecurity X-ray machine.
Airline head wants to bring choice to the Bay - Hawkes Bay Today - 3rd Sep 2015
This summer, people of Hawke's Bay will be flying high all the way to Auckland, with Jetstar checking passengers in as early as December.
Mayor backs international flights - Manawatu Standard - 3rd Sep 2015
The debate about international flights out of Palmerston North airport has heated up, with mayor Grant Smith and others coming out in support of them returning.
Man's drug honesty costs him NZ entry in Queenstown - Otago Daily Times - 2nd Sep 2015
A British man who told a Customs officer he had used drugs and may do so again was one of two ''immigration turnarounds'' at Queenstown Airport.
Air China to fly Beijing-Auckland daily - 3 News - 2nd Sep 2015
A new strategic alliance between Air New Zealand and Air China will boost airline capacity between Auckland and mainland China by more than 25 percent, Air NZ says.
Transport consistency urged to protect regions - 3 News - 2nd Sep 2015
Air New Zealand's axing of flights to regional destinations have sparked a call for a more holistic look around transport decisions so as to protect the regions.
Feilding Promotion Veteran Back On The Scene – Manawatu Standard, 2 Sept 2015
With Feilding Promotion’s Dean Manley moving on, former manager Helen Worboys will return to run the organisation.
Spring Festival Blooms With New Attraction – Wairarapa Times-Age, 2 Sept 2015
Carterton’s annual Daffodil Festival will bloom once again on September 13.
Queenstown stay costlier than Paris - New Zealand Herald - 3rd Sep 2015
New Zealand's most expensive accommodation is in Queenstown, with a night's stay costing an average of $226, a survey has found.
Wanganui's vision: Creating haven to 'live, work, play' - Wanganui Chronicle - 2nd Sep 2015
THE strategic vision outlined by Whanganui and Partners has a singular goal - to make Wanganui a prosperous community.
Len Lye figures don't figure - Taranaki Daily News - 3rd Sep 2015
Prominent Len Lye Centre critic Morris West has queried the art museum's latest visitor numbers, accusing those in command of "lying" in an attempt to meet key performance indicators.
Tourism the economy star - Sunday Star Times - 2nd Sep 2015
New Zealand tourism is "on a roll", with experts predicting the country's second top export earner to take overfrom dairy in the near future.
Dairy still our top export, but tourism catches up - New Zealand Herald - 2nd Sep 2015
Dairy remains New Zealand's top export earner, despite sharply lower product prices, Statistics NZ said.The department said dairy earned the country $12.
Italian tourist remanded - Southland Times - 2nd Sep 2015
An Italian tourist involved in a fatal car crash near Riversdale in Southland on Friday has been remanded to appear in the Gore District Court on September 23.
TIA members’ media releases
Crowne Plaza Auckland launches ‘must-have’ news app – Crowne Plaza Auckland, 3 Sept 2015
Crowne Plaza Auckland is helping guests stay in touch with local and world news with the introduction of an innovative news app.