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Monday , July 24 2017

Tourism

Mercure Auckland rebrands to ‘Grand’

AccorHotels New Zealand has announced that Mercure Auckland will rebrand to the 'Grand Mercure Auckland' from June 1, following an extensive NZ$22 million refurbishment, the second Grand Mercure announced this month for the region.

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AccorHotels announces new partnerships

AccorHotels has announced a partnership with TEG and Toruk The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil which will be touring Australia and New Zealand for the first time from September 1 and performing close to 100 shows.

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Fiordland one of most Instagrammed locations in world

Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island has ranked at Number 39 in a new study on the Most Instagrammed Tourist Attractions in the world. The study, by TravelBird ranked 470 attractions in countries around the world based on the number of hashtags on the social media platform. With the image-based application most popular among millennial users, TravelBird sought …

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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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