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Thursday , November 23 2017

Tourism

Tourism NZ, Singapore Airlines, Air NZ – India collaboration

Tourism New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have announced their new joint venture partnership for the India market that will also benefit the local hotel industry, for the travel period May 2017 to April 2018. The campaign aims to increase number of Indian visitors to New Zealand out of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram …

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Reviews hit 500 million on Tripadvisor

TripAdvisor has announced that it now has more than 500 million reviews and opinions on its website, highlighting the importance of the tool for New Zealand hotel owners and tourism operators. It receives 290 pieces of user-generated content every minute of every day. The popular travel planning and booking site and app now receives 290 pieces of content every minute …

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Tourism study shows Kiwis are concerned about tourism impacts

A new study for Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa shows 21 percent of New Zealanders are worried that too many overseas tourists are visiting. Although the majority overwhelmingly support international tourism, some say it puts too much pressure on New Zealand. The twice-yearly Mood of the Nation survey, found 96 percent of New Zealanders agreed or strongly agreed …

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DoC increases Great Hike Hut fees

New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DoC) has announced it will increase charges for huts and campsites on some of the Great Walks to ease the strain on the ecosystems caused by a surge in the number of visitors. Due to the increase in tourism, rising costs of maintenance have forced the price hike. During the past three years there had been a …

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Off-peak domestic travel push vital for tourism

In 2016, New Zealand residents made 2.6 million short-term trips overseas – double the number in 2000, but less than a tenth of the number of overnight trips residents made within NZ. Inbound visitors spent $14.5 billion in 2016 however Kiwis travelling around Aotearoa spent about 40 percent more during the same period, at $20.2 billion. Competitive airfares, new tourism …

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Clear support among public for tourism in NZ

Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa have released the results of the latest ‘Mood of the Nation’ survey, which found that 96% of people believe international tourism is good for New Zealand. The research, which was initiated in 2015, measures New Zealanders’ perceptions of tourism and results found the following: 96% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that international tourism is good …

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Malaysia Largest NZ Visitor Increase for March 2017

According to the latest stats from StatsNZ, the largest increase in visitor arrivals to New Zealand were from Malaysia, with a recorded 33.9 percent more visitors in 2017, than March 2016. While the country is a smaller contributor to visitor arrivals than the likes of Australia, China and the USA, the 2016 launch of Kuala Lumpur-Auckland routes with Air Asia …

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Recovery plan for Kaikōura

The Kaikōura District Council has adopted Reimagine Kaikōura, a District Recovery Plan that is a significant step in the recovery process for restoring and enhancing the Kaikōura District after the November 2016 earthquake. The Recovery Plan lays out a community led roadmap that includes five key themes: Economy – Developing a sustainable economy; Rebuild – Rebuilding quality facilities and infrastructure; …

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Asia Pacific hotel pipeline for March 2017

  STR’s March 2017 Pipeline Report shows 583,054 rooms in 2,611 hotel projects Under Contract in the Asia Pacific region. The total represents a 1.6% decrease in rooms Under Contract compared with March 2016. Under Contract data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Unconfirmed stage. The region reported …

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Tourism NZ says World Masters more than a game

The largest event New Zealand will host in the next decade kicks off this week when the World Masters Games opens in Auckland – and the event is about more than just sport. For Tourism New Zealand, the games are a major opportunity to encourage as many of the international participants, their family and friends, to stay longer and travel …

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