Tuesday , August 21 2018

Brent Leslie, Industry Reporter

Creating a safe workplace key to success

Adults Learning First Aid CPR

Life is about choice, but in business it’s about making the right decision for employees and clients.  The cost of compliance and the added value that quality decisions can make are the key to successful businesses. The wellbeing and productivity of employees can be taken for granted, but lost work days through sickness and injury can be costly to the …

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Swim-up bar and café a New Zealand first

Lusty's Lagoon

We sometimes see them on television or in the movies, but until very recently, we hadn’t seen any in New Zealand. Well, we have now; a large, thermally heated lagoon style pool with a swim-up bar and café, swim-in grotto cave and a giant outdoor movie screen. It is Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort’s latest iconic feature that offers year …

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Special Report: Freedom Campers a continuing challenge

Summer lies just ahead and with it will come the benefits and problems created by thousands of freedom campers taking to the roads to enjoy the scenic beauties and wonders of New Zealand. Most communities will welcome such campers for the spending money and potential employment they bring. But to some, particularly in smaller communities on the tourist trail, they …

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Bed bugs a growing downside of more frequent air travel

International and domestic travel has never been more accessible to tens of millions of people worldwide, but it is not only people that might be aboard aircraft, ships and other modes of transport. Insect pests can also be travelling undetected, with bed bugs the most likely to cause real problems in the accommodation industry. Once fairly reliable airport sprays are …

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Supreme Tourism Award winner rockets to success

Rotorua Canopy Tours, a business that in just four years has received enthusiastic visitor support, beat off stiff competition to win the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award. The Awards program is owned and organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa with the Awards night put on with the assistance of partners Air New Zealand and the …

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China ranks New Zealand as top destination – again

The China Tourism Academy’s (CTA) annual report of outbound tourism has been released and for the second year running New Zealand topped the destination list for visitor satisfaction. Tourism New Zealand says scenery, clean air and nature ratings performed especially strongly to help New Zealand beat out 23 leading international destinations. The rankings were based on information from a nationwide …

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Queenstown resort Oaks Shores celebrates 10th anniversary with multi-million dollar makeover

Queenstown resort Oaks Shores celebrated its 10th anniversary in style, unveiling a modern $1.8 million accommodation makeover to mark the occasion. Set on the banks of Lake Wakatipu and overlooking the famous, snow-capped Remarkables mountain ranges, Oaks Shores has rejuvenated its entire collection of hotel rooms and apartments over the past six months, presenting guests with a new level of …

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Tourism Estimates for August 2016 show continued growth in regions

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) show that tourism expenditure grew in most regions over the year to August 2016. The fastest growing region was Nelson, which increased 11.7 percent over the year to $304 million, followed by Otago (up 9.6 per cent to $3.2 billion) and Auckland (up 6.9 …

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Golf world still talking about 2016 New Zealand Open

This year’s New Zealand Open is over but Tourism New Zealand says the golfing event is still delivering significant profile gains with international media continuing to publish articles about their time in New Zealand. The 2016 Open was held in Queenstown at The Hills and Millbrook in March. The event had the largest broadcast scope ever, with 25.8 million households …

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Another Chinese airline to bring passengers to NZ

Hainan Airlines has become the latest international airline to announce a new route to New Zealand, with a service to Auckland from the Chinese city of Shenzhen. It will operate three times a week using an A330 aircraft from December 31, which Auckland International Airport estimates will boost the economy by $102 million and would increase capacity by 81,000 seats …

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