Today's Tourism News
27 Nov 2015
TIA members in the news
$50k pay rise for top public CEOs - New Zealand Herald - 27th Nov 2015
The chief executives of Housing NZ, the Ministry of Education, Tourism NZ and the Accident Compensation Corporation were among those who reaped at least $50,000 more in pay and bonuses over the last year.
Tauranga's tourism strategy paying off - Bay of Plenty Times - 26th Nov 2015
Visitors to Tauranga and the coastal Bay of Plenty spent $773 million in the past year - an increase of $86 million from the previous year.
Deloitte Top 200: Best Growth Strategy - Tourism Holdings - New Zealand Herald - 27th Nov 2015
Tourism Holdings put in an impressive effort to consolidate and improve its operations -- and the result has been a big boost in profitability.
Airlines & airports
Jetstar flights 'a tourism game-changer' - Hawkes Bay Today - 26th Nov 2015
It will be chocks away for Jetstar services through Hawke's Bay from next Tuesday when the inaugural flight JQ350 takes off for Auckland.
Deloitte Top 200: CEO of the Year - Christopher Luxon, Air NZ - New Zealand Herald - 27th Nov 2015
"There is a mission and purpose that I've signed up for that is bigger than myself," says Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon, when asked to describe his core leadership values.
Clampdown on freedom camping - Christchurch Press - 27th Nov 2015
Freedom campers caught in parts of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula this summer could be slapped with a $200 fine.
Kilbirnie campsite shock - Dominion Post - 26th Nov 2015
Wellington City Council is eyeing the middle of Kilbirnie for a camping ground as it scrambles to find suburbs happy to take campers.
Auckland gets international flower show - New Zealand Herald - 26th Nov 2015
Bastion Point will host Auckland's first international flower show next year, since the Ellerslie show was lost to Christchurch in 2008.
Boult from blue: mulling mayoralty - Otago Daily Times - 27th Nov 2015
Tourism heavyweight Jim Boult is mulling a shot at the Queenstown mayoralty.
Dancing Star Reserve eco sanctuary listed on the market for $2.25 million - New Zealand Herald - 26th Nov 2015
A 172 hectare secluded eco sanctuary, bordering a national park and boasting five private beaches, could be yours for less than some Auckland properties.
Pukaha wildlife centre celebrates - Wairarapa Times-Age - 26th Nov 2015
Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre will celebrate ongoing successes at its yearly supporters' evening tonight.
Gasworks Museum grant - Otago Daily Times - 26th Nov 2015
The Gasworks Museum in South Dunedin is among the Otago recipients of grants announced yesterday by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.
New signage at fatal crash site - Southland Times - 26th Nov 2015
Four months after a fatal crash, the Southland District Council has installed flashing signs warning drivers to stop at a Northern Southland intersection.
Lost trampers out safely - Otago Daily Times - 26th Nov 2015
Two French trampers spent a night in mountains near Arrowtown, only finding their way back to civilisation early yesterday.