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Boost For Southland Tourism

Press Release – Great South

A significant allocation of funding for Southlands Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) is set to play a pivotal role in the sectors rebuild. Today the Government announced up to $20.2 million has been made available for the countries 31 RTOs as … Read more »

Start Planning Now For A Mid-winter Getaway

Press Release – Holiday Parks NZ

High demand from a nation of explorers emerging from lockdown sparked the first signs of hope for the tourism industry over Queens Birthday weekendwith another flurry of domestic travel expected over the school holidays. Holiday Parks New Zealand … Read more »

Beyond Belief – Fiordland targets domestic visitors

Press Release – Destination Fiordland

While tourism businesses scramble to adapt to the domestic market in the wake of Covid-19, Fiordlands regional tourism organisation could argue its one step ahead of them all. Read more »

N.Z.M.C.A Commerce Commission complaint has merit

Press Release – Responsible Campers

The Commerce Commission has today stated that a complaint lodged against the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Inc has merit. Read more »

Air NZ statement on proposed Wellington-Canberra route

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is pleased to be working with the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum as part of the Trans-Tasman Safe Border Group. Together with airports, tourism bodies and government representatives, safe border recommendations are being developed … Read more »

Government Support For Regional Tourism Organisations Welcomed

Press Release – Regional Tourism NZ

The Government today announced $20.2 million package to support Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) help reposition the sector as a response to the Covid-19 crisis. Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ) Chair David Perks described the relief package … Read more »

Govt Tourism Funding To Help Regional Recovery

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Eligible tourism businesses need to act quickly to seek assistance from the Governments Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. The Government has today released criteria for the STAPP and announced the first grants … Read more »

Transtasman Bubble Test Flight Readying For Take Off

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Start early, test carefully, and progressively open the Australia-New Zealand market to air travel starting with regular flights between Canberra and Wellington as the first step to prove systems and processes are in place for safe and effective movement … Read more »

Critical Support For Strategic Tourism Assets

Press Release – New Zealand Government

An iconic New Zealand tourism attraction and the countrys 31 Regional Tourism Organisations are the first recipients of support from the $400 million Tourism Sector Recovery Plan, to help position the sector for recovery from COVID-19, Tourism Minister … Read more »

One Rule For Hollywood, Another For Working New Zealanders

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Governments free pass for Hollywood filmmakers at the border is an insult to working New Zealanders, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford has caved in and allowed more film crews to enter … Read more »

Thousands Head Up Mt Ruapehu Over Long Weekend

Press Release – Mt Ruapehu

Just over 2,000 people headed up Mt Ruapehu over the long weekend to sightsee and ride the Sky Waka. RAL CEO Jon Dean says, It was great to welcome the first winter 2020 guests to the mountain and receive such great feedback from a lot of kiwis who … Read more »

Queenstown: Come To Me This Winter

Press Release – Destination Queenstown

A new campaign enticing Kiwis to Queenstown this winter kicked off this weekend. The campaign will showcase the amazing activities that make Queenstown a winter favourite, using an inspirational new winter video, showing on prime time television placements … Read more »

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