Today's Tourism News
24 April 2014
Tourism 2025 – Target for Value
Maori cultural centre Te Puia expands into ecotourism – TTG Asia, 23 Apr 2014
ROTORUA'S Te Puia, New Zealand's living Maori culture centre, is developing a site masterplan to add new facilities and expand its offering beyond culture.
Study favours road over rail on East Coast - 3 News - 23rd Apr 2014
A study of economic development opportunities on the North Island's East Coast has concluded the Gisborne to Napier rail line won't be reinstated.
Tourism 2025 – Visitor Experience
Toilet Proposal Now On Shelf – Marlborough Express, 23 Apr 2014
Proposed public toilets at Clarence, which have been on the cards for some time, will be shelved until next year.
Basin flyover warning - Dominion Post - 23rd Apr 2014
An Australian architect has warned Wellington not to build the Basin Reserve flyover, saying it would be like putting a motorway beside the Sydney Opera House.
Shops ignore Easter closure law - Marlborough Express - 23rd Apr 2014
Shops remained open for business as usual in Kaikoura during Easter weekend, although the Department of Labour says it had not given the town an exemption to trade on Good Friday or Easter...
Wanaka Easter traders escape prosecution - Southland Times - 23rd Apr 2014
Wanaka businesses illegally trading during Easter are unlikely to be reprimanded after labour inspectors did not visit the town and there were no complaints.
Chinese tourists targeted in driving safety video – TVNZ, 23 Apr 2014
Chinese tourists flying into New Zealand are being schooled up on how to tackle our roads by getting shown a safety video on driving.
Road safety video targets Asian market – NewstalkZB, 23 Apr 2014
It doesn't feature bikini models or hobbits, or Richard Simmons or Betty White - and it's about safety on the road rather than in the sky.
Tourism 2025 – Productivity
Millennium & Copthorne mulls capital return if First Sponsor float proceeds – NBR, 23 Apr 2014
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand [NZX: MCK], which operates 22 hotels across the country, is mulling a capital return if the float of Chinese investment First Sponsor Group goes ahead.
Tourism 2025 – Insight
February big month for tourism - Otago Daily Times - 24th Apr 2014
February was a blockbuster month for tourism in Queenstown with more domestic and international tourists visiting the Wakatipu basin and staying longer.
Germans flock to Hobbit country - New Zealand Herald - 24th Apr 2014
Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand's fifth-biggest source of tourists and the royal visit has increased interest in other key markets.Total arrivals from Germany were up 14.
Timing of Easter affects tourism - Otago Daily Times - 24th Apr 2014
A later Easter this year caused a fall in tourist numbers in March, Statistics New Zealand figures released yesterday show.
TIA & member media releases
Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest market – TNZ, 23 Apr 2014
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth largest visitor market.
Easter bonus for holiday parks – HAPNZ, 23 Apr 2014
The Easter/Anzac Day holiday period is bringing an end-of-season windfall to holiday parks, with confidence levels rising to an all-time high.
300 international tourism buyers prepare for TRENZ 2014 – TIA, 23 Apr 2014
Almost 300 tourism and travel buyers from around the world will converge on Auckland next month to attend TRENZ 2014, eager to discover what new and exciting tourism products New Zealand has to offer consumers in their home markets.