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Sunday , January 21 2018


February guest nights rise

National guest nights for February 2016 were seven percent higher than in February 2015. Statistics New Zealand said the extra day for the leap year and warm weather contributed to the rise. “The rise for February follows a record high in January,” business indicators senior manager Neil Kelly said. “Guest nights have been rising for almost two years.” For February …

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Growing domestic travel to support NZ economy

Mountain view across NZ paddock

AA Traveller has launched the Great Spot Specials campaign that offers attractive deals with leading TIA members. The Great Spot Specials website makes it simple for New Zealanders to select a place to visit, an activity to do, work out their travel arrangements and book accommodation. Tourism Industry Association New Zealand executives believe there has never been a better …

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Yachting, a book prize, Scott Dixon and Lorde help build tourism outlook


Any publicity is good publicity, as the old saying goes, and while that might not necessarily be true when it comes to tourism, good publicity in spades is certainly contributing to an optimistic outlook for the New Zealand industry in the next few years.While we didn’t actually win the Americas Cup in the end, the event attracted considerable coverage internationally, …

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