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NZ Tourism Awards finalists revealed

Twenty-four leading tourism operators and stakeholders have been announced today as finalists in the 2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards – the $35 billion tourism industry’s most prestigious awards.

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Crowne Plaza Christchurch launches this year

The eagerly-awaited Crowne Plaza Christchurch will feature 204 spacious and modern rooms, a new café, bar and restaurant and four modern and versatile event and conferencing spaces when it opens mid-year.  Rising above the Christchurch cityscape, it will be the largest upscale hotel in the Christchurch CBD. Situated at the corner of Colombo and Armagh streets overlooking Victoria Square, its …

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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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Why it’s important to let your destination shape hotel culture

Panoramic view of the Oriental Bay. Wellington city

Building your hotel culture to reflect that of the local community may go a long way to securing your property more bookings. Being able to stand out from the competition is a rare and powerful trait if your hotel is able to manage it. There are certainly some travellers who prefer their hotel to be like a ‘home away from …

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Christchurch: new hotels for fresh 21st century city

The Christchurch Centre features the flowing Otakaro river. Photo CMG Studios

Christchurch is a city of ribbon-cutting, as New Zealand’s oldest city becomes its newest, five years into a NZD40 billion regeneration programme. Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau (CCCB) manager Caroline Blanchfield says new venues, shops, restaurants, restored heritage and generous green spaces are opening every month to reveal a fascinating 21st century city. “We are unveiling an impressive new built environment …

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Cycle trail a $37m boost for regions

More than a million people used New Zealand’s Great Rides last year, generating around $37.4 million in economic benefits for local communities, according to a new report. The evaluation of the Great Rides of Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, includes an independent cost benefit analysis showing that for every dollar attributable to construction and maintenance of the trails, …

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Visitor spend in Christchurch bouncing back

Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism says figures for July 2016 by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show visitor spend is on the rise. CCT chief executive, Vic Allen says the latest visitor spend survey is good news for the city and signals an excellent first step in recovery. “Christchurch had an incredible July with visitors spending $147m, a growth of …

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Christchurch hotelier among award winners

BRUCE GARRETT

Bruce Garrett, (pictured) managing director of The George, Christchurch was named the Senior Hotel Executive of the Year in the 2016 New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards, presented in Auckland on the evening of June 2. The judges said Mr Garrett has displayed outstanding leadership, both at The George and in the city’s wider hotel sector during what has been a …

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Always a warm welcome at Hanmer Springs Top 10 Holiday Park

Guests can expect a warm welcome at Hanmer Springs Top 10 Holiday Park – and another one not far away. This landscaped park is just five minutes’ walk from the alpine resort village of Hanmer Springs, and its famous thermal pools and spa. But there is plenty for guests to do, apart from soaking in the hot pools. The park …

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