Today's Tourism News
1 August 2014
TIA members in the news
Museum role 'a dream job' - Southland Times - 31st Jul 2014
After years working hard behind the scenes of two major Otago museums, Jennifer Evans has been rewarded with an appointment as director of the $45m state-of the art Toitu Otago Settlers...
Hotel chain's profit drops - Dominion Post - 1st Aug 2014
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand has reported a sharply reduced profit after tax of $6.22 million for the half year to June 30, down from $9m a year earlier.
Haast Pass open to traffic - Southland Times - 31st Jul 2014
Haast Pass had reopened after a slip closed the road overnight. State Highway 6 between Haast and Makarora was closed last night after rain brought 200 to 300 cubic metres of rock on to the...
'Missing link' cycle track feasibility study completed - Otago Daily Times - 1st Aug 2014
Plans for a $1 million ''missing link'' in the Upper Clutha's cycle network are moving ahead.
TIA member media releases
Motel newbies earn top AA Traveller hospitality award – AA, 1 Aug 2014
Great customer service was the aim of the game for new moteliers Richard and Clare Gallagher on opening the Argent Motor Lodge in 2012 and winning this year’s AA Traveller Supreme Host of the Year award confirms they’ve achieved their goal.