Today's Tourism News
29 August 2014
TIA in the news
Logging on to tourism gain – Northern Advocate, 28 Aug 2014
Have you ever wandered into a store only to leave again, angry and confused, as nobody stepped out to serve you?
TIA members in the news
Staff in demand in hospitality sector - Rotorua Daily Post Rural - 28th Aug 2014
Experienced hospitality staff are in high demand in Rotorua, with some employers struggling to fill positions.For the Rotorua region, there were 20 hospitality jobs advertised on seek.co.
Cruise ship tourism riding a wave - Otago Daily Times - 29th Aug 2014
Dunedin tourist industry representatives have been warned to prepare for a boomer cruise ship season next summer.
More delays for treasures building - Dominion Post - 29th Aug 2014
Work is yet to start on a new home for Hawke's Bay's cultural treasures that cannot fit in its $18 million museum because it is too small.
Approval for two Targa closures - Otago Daily Times - 29th Aug 2014
The Queenstown to Glenorchy road will be closed for half a day for the Targa South Island motor rally despite the opposition of police, the Department of Conservation (Doc) and others.
Airlines & airports
Push back on air fares - Southland Times - 29th Aug 2014
Venture Southland is going into bat for reduced airfares, saying it has begun a series of meetings with Air New Zealand over the issue.
Raw deals are deals too - Southland Times - 29th Aug 2014
OPINION: Air New Zealand has been savaging Southlanders who need to fly at short notice. It needs to back up its promise of a review of last-minute airfares not simply because the Prime...
Push for cheaper fares - Gisborne Herald - 28th Aug 2014 EFFORTS made here to reduce Air New Zealand air fares for flights from Gisborne have been given a big boost by Prime Minister John Key — just a day after Air NZ announced a huge rise in its annual profit.
Turbulence over Tasman - Otago Daily Times - 29th Aug 2014
The difference between a nimble Air New Zealand and a behemoth Qantas Airways was revealed yesterday when the Australian airline revealed a statutory after-tax loss of $A2.
Fares fair? How flight costs compare - New Zealand Herald - 29th Aug 2014
Kiwis wanting to travel to some regional centres are faced with an 18-hour bus ride - or forking out hundreds of dollars for an Air New Zealand flight.
Early booking recommended to cut travel costs - Otago Daily Times - 29th Aug 2014
Dunedin International Airport chairman Stuart McLauchlan is one of Dunedin's most travelled businessmen and he has a tip for reducing the costs of travel from the city - book early.
Airports Association wants Commerce Commission to inspect Air NZ's regional fares – NBR, 28 Aug 2014
The New Zealand Airports Association has called on the Commerce Commission to regulate Air New Zealand's [NZX: AIR] regional fares, where the national carrier has an effective monopoly.
Hovercraft for cyclists delayed - Timaru Herald - 29th Aug 2014
Plans for a hovercraft service on the Tasman River have been delayed by high demand for New Zealand-made hovercraft.
New express bus service - Dominion Post - 29th Aug 2014
A new city-to-city express bus service will create 70 jobs when it launches in the North Island later this year. The service will be operated by ManaBus.
Great escape game coming to resort - Otago Daily Times - 29th Aug 2014
Queenstown is branded the adventure capital of the world, but the resort's latest attraction will keep tourists confined to a single room.
Sulphur Bay new tourist hot spot - Rotorua Daily Post Rural - 28th Aug 2014
The historic Lakeland Queen will soon be venturing into brand new waters.From October the paddleboat will offer breakfast and lunch geothermal cruises into the "mystical waters of Sulphur...
Visitors urged to book early for Crankworx - Rotorua Daily Post Rural - 28th Aug 2014
Rotorua accommodation providers are urging Crankworx visitors to book their lodgings well in advance, due to a surge in bookings and inquiries since the announcement of the event.
Balloon crash memorial proposed - Dominion Post - 29th Aug 2014
The sister of a man killed in the Carterton balloon crash has proposed a memorial to the accident's victims, after she was moved by two other air disasters during a tramping trip.
$110k to pay board members - Rotorua Daily Post Rural - 28th Aug 2014
Rotorua ratepayers will be forking out $110,000 a year to pay members of two new council "transitional boards" set up to run tourism and infrastructure in the city.
Shed 6 surpasses expectations - Dominion Post - 28th Aug 2014
Never mind the Town Hall closure, Wellington is still open for conferences. That's the message from the Wellington City Council, which said there had been a massive jump in conference...
War museum could be short-lived - Dominion Post - 28th Aug 2014
The Dominion Museum building on Buckle St is set to be converted to an army museum and feature a World War I exhibition developed by Sir Peter Jackson, but the facility may last for only...
Cars Using Off-Limits Cycle Trail – Northern Advocate, 27 Aug 2014
Part of the Far North’s Twin Coast Cycle Trail is being used by motorists after an access gate was sawn off.