Today's Tourism News
30 January 2015
TIA in the news
NZ dollar down, hotel room charges up – NZ Herald, 30 Jan 2015
The falling New Zealand dollar will boost tourism and could enable hotel operators to increase prices.
TIA members in the news
Report released into helicopter emergency landing - Rotorua Daily Post - 29th Jan 2015
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has released its report into the 2013 Volcanic Air Safaris helicopter ditching in Lake Rotorua.
Skifield plans to open longer - Otago Daily Times - 30th Jan 2015
The Cardrona Ski Resort is looking ahead to an extra-long winter thanks to $2 million worth of new equipment.
New students to learn art of carving - Rotorua Daily Post - 29th Jan 2015
The New Year has brought a new generation of carvers to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.
Heather Shotter: We cannot afford to delay centre - New Zealand Herald - 29th Jan 2015
It is widely acknowledged that international convention centres are essential elements that contribute to the growth and development of big cities.
More cancelled ferry sailings - Marlborough Express - 29th Jan 2015
The Cook Strait ferry Aratere will miss another return sailing between Wellington and Picton today. "There was air discovered in the ship's water-cooling system.
Too bad if SkyCity abandons project - Marlborough Express - 29th Jan 2015
OPINION: We should not be surprised to learn that the building of an international convention centre in Auckland would cost at least 25 per cent more than the original estimate.
Airlines & airports
Direct link to China closer - Manawatu Standard - 30th Jan 2015
Direct flights between Christchurch and Guangzhou in southern China are likely in the next one to two years, says the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Christchurch, Jin...
'Opt-out' charge probe could widen - Taranaki Daily News - 29th Jan 2015
The Commerce Commission's investigation into Air New Zealand's "opt-out" charges could be expanded to include other companies using the sales tactic.
Megaliners head to NZ - Dominion Post - 30th Jan 2015
Two megaliners will cruise New Zealand's coastline next summer, one of which will be the largest to have visited these shores, potentially bringing thousands more passengers.
Council goes into battle for cycle trail - Southland Times - 30th Jan 2015
The Southland District Council will have another go at securing consents for stage two of the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail next week.
Curfew a party pooper - Dominion Post - 30th Jan 2015
Street revellers will have to dance to the beat of their own drum once the clock strikes midnight during next weekend's Wellington Sevens party.
Pike walk track wanted - Dominion Post - 29th Jan 2015
Families of Pike River Mine victims have asked the Government to create a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.
Immigration warns of World Cup visa rort - New Zealand Herald - 30th Jan 2015
Travellers with no intention of attending Cricket World Cup games are taking advantage of a transtasman arrangement allowing visa-free entry to New Zealand for the event.
What Year Are You? Buy it! - Dominion Post - 29th Jan 2015
What Year Are You? That is the question Wellingtonians are being asked in a bid to raise funds for the development of the Museum of Wellington City & Sea.
Promotional Sign May Be Past Repair – ODT, 28 Jan 2015
Traffic through Lawrence has been steady over the holidays and weekends this summer, but questions are being asked about the quality of the signs promoting the town.
New Plymouth Mayor Not Ready To Extend Festival Of Lights – Taranaki Daily News, 29 Jan 2015
New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd is adopting a wait and see approach to calls for the Festival of Lights to be extended.
Transport tracking technology needed - TAIC - 3 News - 29th Jan 2015
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 increased awareness of tracking technologies and the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) wants air, rail and marine...
Airshow safety expert to talk - Otago Daily Times - 30th Jan 2015
On average, 16 ''display'' pilots die at airshows internationally each year.
TIA members’ media releases
Cardrona Alpine Resort Extends Winter Season – Cardrona Alpine Resort, 29 Jan 2015
With winter approaching, Cardrona Alpine Resort have decided to lengthen their winter season and have invested heavily into improving the quality and number of groomed trails for all types of skiers and snowboarders.