But tourism in regions like Hawke’s Bay and Northland has fared better, says the bank.
The five-star hotel offered 50 guest rooms, including three suites, and three conference rooms that could cater up to 250 guests.
A roof fire in the Anglican St Paul’s Cathedral in Dunedin has been contained and early reports suggest little damage from smoke and water.
Enterprise Dunedin’s city marketing manager says now is the time to reset the region’s offering.
The operator has spent $45m already, most of it to buy land near Tarras, south of Wanaka.
Mayor Jim Boult says limited health care capacity in the region would be a “significant” worry if an outbreak occurred.
“i-SITEs nationwide will be making some tough calls in the coming months,” says the RTO’s GM, Dylan Rushbrook.
Smaller regional tourism organisations are at risk of being lost because their current destination funding model is inadequate, says Tourism Waitaki general manager Margaret Munro.
Enterprise Dunedin has launched a new domestic marketing campaign, Dunedin, a pretty good Plan D.
The Dunedin attraction opened its doors this morning after a period of consolidation and cutbacks.
Almost 70 roles are to go as the city grapples with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
RTNZ, Destination Queenstown, and the University of Otago are the latest to cancel or postpone industry events.
The South Island Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency has postponed its March 25 conference in Dunedin due to Covid-19.
The union representing rail workers says money from the Provincial Growth Fund could ensure the future of rail excursions to Middlemarch.
Otago’s Dunedin Prison will commence further restoration work in the coming months following a $100,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust.
Dunedin’s iconic Octagon and surrounding streets are to be closed to traffic for a trial period over summer when visitors flock to a number of events take place in the southern city.
Tourism Central Otago’s has appointed award-winning Quartz Reef winemaker Rudi Bauer to replace Dylan Rushbrook on its advisory board.
The enduring appeal of the All Blacks will boost hospitality and accommodation coffers in four cities next year.
Part of Dunedin’s Victoria Road carpark will be converted into a temporary caravan site in February 2020, as the council looks to cope with an influx of visitors expected in the city for several large events that month.
Wellington and Dunedin have painted contrasting tourism pictures for industry, according to each regions’ latest Quarterly Economic Monitor released by Infometrics.
The Otago Regional Council is developing a business case for a water ferry on Lake Wakatipu, following news this week Go Orange will cease its public scheduled ferry services come the end of February 2020.
Locals across Otago and Southland will be able to enjoy “mates” rates tourism deals this Saturday and Sunday in the region’s third Locals’ Weekend.
The rebranding reflects a growing trend in the national conference industry as more regional offices move from ‘convention bureau’ to ‘business events’ terminology.
A proposed boutique vineyard village at Cromwell will be a new wine tourism destination, according to its developers.
The annual competition to name a northern royal cam chick at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head is now underway.
Enterprise Dunedin plans to continue promoting Baldwin Street as part of the city’s mix of tourism product despite it losing the steepest street in the world title.
Larnach Castle’s sales and marketing manager Deborah Price and Dunedin’s Good Company Tours have been recognised at this year’s DunedinHOST awards.
The long-vacant post spearheading the city’s promotion has finally been filled.
Dunedin City Council has allocated $508,700 to support events in the city.
Blue Penguins Pukekura, a penguin conservation project at Takiharuru-Pilots Beach on the Otago Peninsula, has launched an exclusive new experience in which visitors can become conservation workers caring for their feathered charges.
A compliance sweep found a quarter of all activities in breach or operating illegally.
The RTO wants to see visitor expenditure reach $378m in 2027.
Waitaki hospitality operators have started exploring options for creating a new “geogastronomy” initiative.
Dine Dunedin, a 16-day food event, is launching in the city on 21 June.
Representatives from Tourism Export Council, Conventions and Incentives New Zealand, Auckland Airport and Lake Wanaka Tourism are set to address the Central Otago tourism industry next week.
Tourism New Zealand is holding its next series of roadshows in June, taking the tourism insights, trends and strategy briefing to Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Napier from 17 to 25 June.
Dunedin’s Otago Museum was the most feted attraction at the 2019 ServiceIQ Museum Awards winning three of the ten categories up for grabs including Most Innovative Education Programme, Most Innovative Public Programme and the Arts Access Aotearoa Museums Award.
Otago Peninsula’s Blue Penguins Pukekura has launched a new experience which allows visitor to participate in penguin conservation work.
GO Rentals has expanded in the South Island opening a depot at Dunedin Airport.
Police have confirmed the names of the two people killed during a tour of the Kakanui Mountains in north Otago on Saturday 23 March.
Queenstown’s Prestige Adventure says Saturday’s deaths happened on one of its 4WD buggy trips.
It’s Otago Anniversary Day this Monday 25 March, which means the Wanaka-based Ticker is on holiday.
TRENZ is expected to pump more than $10m of additional business into the 2018 host regions of Dunedin, Waitaki and Southland, according to a post-event report.
Enterprise Dunedin’s new economic data dashboard gives insight into the city’s tourism sector.
Paul Bridson from Whistling Frog Resort at the Catlins calls on the government to do more to help plug the labour gap in the tourism sector.
Tourism Central Otago’s newly established Tourism Advisory Board has been challenged by to find some “quick wins” by the local regional council.
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The production of Hollywood film Mulan may have helped boost Central Otago guest nights by 48% in October, says the local regional tourism organisation.
The experienced hands of Sue Sullivan, Mark Frood and Dylan Rushbrook will be shaping the future of tourism in Central Otago after being appointed to the region’s new six strong Tourism Advisory Board.
Dunedin’s Larnach Castle has triumphed in the Westpac Otago Chamber of Commerce business awards winning the tourism and hospitality category.