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Great South appoints new CEO
27 Jul 2022   /

Great South appoints new CEO

Great South has appointed Chami Abeysinghe its new chief executive to fill the vacancy left by the sudden death of Graham Budd.


Southern summer work programme to return
19 Jul 2022   /

Southern summer work programme to return

Great South’s Summer of Work initiative is returning for 2022 and it is seeking employers to join it.


Tributes flow for tourism’s “invaluable” Graham Budd
19 Apr 2022   /

Tributes flow for tourism’s “invaluable” Graham Budd

The Great South CEO and former Destination Queenstown boss passed away on Friday.


Fiordland allocates $143k to new events
19 Apr 2022   /

Fiordland allocates $143k to new events

Great South has approved $142,500 funding for a climbing invitational and a ukulele festival in Te Anau.


Great South appoints Bluff tourism plan lead
29 Mar 2022   /

Great South appoints Bluff tourism plan lead

Great South has contracted Bluff Community Board member Tammi Topi to lead the Bluff Motupōhue 2020 Tourism Master Plan.


Southland food tourism mecca mooted
8 Dec 2021   /

Southland food tourism mecca mooted

Southland could become a hotbed of food activity under new plans to transform the regional home of Bluff Oysters into a food tourism mecca.


Rakiura Stewart Island more than just a bucket list destination
1 Nov 2021   /

Rakiura Stewart Island more than just a bucket list destination

Almost all visitors who went last summer say they intend to return, so what did they like?


Southland events fund finished, Fiordland still available
11 Oct 2021   /

Southland events fund finished, Fiordland still available

Great South has allocated more than $550,000 this year from the government’s Regional Event Fund for events in Southland and Fiordland.


“While it’s tough, it’s a pretty cool time” – Great South’s Brown on showcasing the south
27 Jul 2021   /

“While it’s tough, it’s a pretty cool time” – Great South’s Brown on showcasing the south

A turbocharged destination plan, long-term marketing campaigns and city developments are expected to support tourism to Southland and Fiordland.


Campaign boosts Invercargill-Auckland air ticket sales
25 Jun 2021   /

Campaign boosts Invercargill-Auckland air ticket sales

Sales of air tickets for the Invercargill-Auckland jet service rose on the back of a joint marketing campaign reboot by Great South and Air New Zealand.


New Great South campaign aims to “inject some immediacy”
14 Apr 2021   /

New Great South campaign aims to “inject some immediacy”

Great South’s regional tourism organisations Visit Southland and Visit Fiordland have launched their latest Southland campaign.


Fiordland, Southland RTOs renamed in merger
18 Mar 2021   /

Fiordland, Southland RTOs renamed in merger

Destination Fiordland and the tourism division of economic development agency Great South will be renamed Visit Fiordland and Visit Southland from 1 April 2021.


Diagnosis for Southland tourism? ‘Long Covid’
16 Mar 2021   /

Diagnosis for Southland tourism? ‘Long Covid’

The tourism sector will be the weak link in the recovery of Southland, according to an economic analysis of the region.


Big plans for Bluff with new tourism concept
10 Dec 2020  

Big plans for Bluff with new tourism concept

A central tourism hub would contain a variety of visitor attractions as well as the ferry link to Rakiura Stewart Island.


Great South hosts tourism, hospo jobs sessions
8 Dec 2020   /

Great South hosts tourism, hospo jobs sessions

Great South is holding two free one-day information sessions in Te Anau this month for those wanting work in hospitality and tourism over the summer.


Rebuilding tourism will provide lasting benefits – Great South’s Brown
1 Oct 2020   /

Rebuilding tourism will provide lasting benefits – Great South’s Brown

Great South’s GM of tourism and events on tourism’s recovery and the vital role RTOs play.


Great South’s Brown: Rediscovering Southland key to restarting tourism
11 Jun 2020   /

Great South’s Brown: Rediscovering Southland key to restarting tourism

Great South general manager of tourism and events Bobbi Brown on the tourism sector restart and the important role locals will play in accelerating its success.


Stewart Island/Rakiura’s dark sky leads to growth
9 Dec 2019   /

Stewart Island/Rakiura’s dark sky leads to growth

Stewart Island/Rakiura’s dark sky accreditation has played a key part in visitor growth, with Great South reporting a 17% increase in visitor numbers on Stewart Island/Rakiura from April to September 2019,


Great South shifts into destination management with new strategy
21 Nov 2019   /

Great South shifts into destination management with new strategy

Great South will become the third regional development agency to shift away from destination marketing to a destination management strategy, as it looks to improve visitor growth and encourage stronger visitor spend.