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“Bright lights” ahead despite $1bn visitor hit – WellingtonNZ’s John Allen
9 Jul 2020  

“Bright lights” ahead despite $1bn visitor hit – WellingtonNZ’s John Allen

The agency’s new CEO John Allen outlines its visitor work and teases “something special” for the region’s operators. 


West Coast hurting as much as Queenstown – Little
8 Jul 2020  

West Coast hurting as much as Queenstown – Little

“There has been a lot of profile on Queenstown and Fiordland but Franz Josef and Fox are in the exactly same boat as those two places and need as much support as we can get them.”


Emerging from disaster – Tourism BOP’s Kristin Dunne
2 Jul 2020   /

Emerging from disaster – Tourism BOP’s Kristin Dunne

The RTO chief executive on the region’s resilience, reacting to disaster and moving forward.


Council cuts $500k from DGLT budget
29 Jun 2020   /

Council cuts $500k from DGLT budget

Job losses are coming after a “significantly larger” than expected funding cut for the RTO.


Northland launches ‘Introducing…Northland Style’ campaign
25 Jun 2020   /

Northland launches ‘Introducing…Northland Style’ campaign

The campaign would initially target potential visitors in the Northland and Auckland market


Cruise ban leaves “big hole” for Tairāwhiti tourism – Hughes
24 Jun 2020   /

Cruise ban leaves “big hole” for Tairāwhiti tourism – Hughes

New Zealand’s cruise standstill due to Covid-19 will leave “a big hole” for some operators in the Gisborne region, says general manager tourism at Activate Tairāwhiti Adam Hughes.


QLDC cuts funding as tourism income falls by $10m
23 Jun 2020   /

QLDC cuts funding as tourism income falls by $10m

The council will take $445k from its tourism promotion budget, meaning less money for the region’s destination marketing bodies.


Lake Wanaka Tourism launches lockdown video series
23 Jun 2020   /

Lake Wanaka Tourism launches lockdown video series

Lake Wanaka Tourism and Ignite Wanaka are promoting a short form video mini-series about local Covid-19 lockdown stories.


ChristchurchNZ’s Heaphy on new jv with West Coast, Canterbury RTOs
19 Jun 2020   /

ChristchurchNZ’s Heaphy on new jv with West Coast, Canterbury RTOs

ChristchurchNZ general manager destination and attraction Loren Heaphy explains just how a new destination proposition has emerged and how a new regional collective will be launched.


Council takes control of two i-SITES
19 Jun 2020   /

Council takes control of two i-SITES

Taupō District Council will take over the management of two i-SITES from Destination Great Lake Taupō from 1 July.


Govt windfall saves jobs – Destination Wairarapa’s Nielson
18 Jun 2020   /

Govt windfall saves jobs – Destination Wairarapa’s Nielson

“This funding was completely unexpected. It was not talked about or anticipated at all that it would come to the RTOs.”


Domestic marketing “longterm play” for TNZ – Spreitzer
15 Jun 2020   /

Domestic marketing “longterm play” for TNZ – Spreitzer

The agency is recruiting to build a domestic team along the same lines as its overseas offices.


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.


Nelson Tasman locals support visitor sector – survey
11 Jun 2020   /

Nelson Tasman locals support visitor sector – survey

Nelson Tasman locals strongly support the visitor sector and have a keen desire to explore the region themselves, a recent survey from Nelson Regional Development Agency shows.


RTOs line up for Govt’s $20m funding
9 Jun 2020   /

RTOs line up for Govt’s $20m funding

The Government’s $20.2m cash injection for New Zealand’s regional tourism organisations will play a pivotal role in the sector’s rebuild.


RTNZ ‘over the moon’ with Govt’s $20m support…
5 Jun 2020   /

RTNZ ‘over the moon’ with Govt’s $20m support…

The Government
’s $20.2m package to support regional tourism organisations through the Covid-19 recovery acknowledges the significant role they play in the sector, says Regional Tourism New Zealand.


…but it comes too late to save some RTO jobs, i-SITEs
5 Jun 2020   /

…but it comes too late to save some RTO jobs, i-SITEs

Regional tourism organisations under budget pressure have welcomed the new $20.2m funding from the Government but it came too late to save the job cuts announced in the past week.


‘Baycation’ bounce bolsters recovery – HBT’s Hamish Saxton
4 Jun 2020  

‘Baycation’ bounce bolsters recovery – HBT’s Hamish Saxton

Hawke’s Bay Tourism chief executive Hamish Saxton on the success of New Zealand’s first long weekend post-lockdown, and the trickle-down effect of the visitor economy into the country’s other sectors.


Covid claims first destination marketing body
3 Jun 2020   /

Covid claims first destination marketing body

Experience Mid Canterbury is shutting its doors with the loss of all jobs and the closure of another i-SITE.


EDA takes over Aoraki Tourism
3 Jun 2020   /

EDA takes over Aoraki Tourism

Aoraki Tourism has become the latest RTO to be absorbed by an economic development agency with Timaru District Council providing $350,000 funding.


Tourism Central Otago closes i-SITEs, cuts jobs
2 Jun 2020   /

Tourism Central Otago closes i-SITEs, cuts jobs

“i-SITEs nationwide will be making some tough calls in the coming months,” says the RTO’s GM, Dylan Rushbrook.


Chartered aircraft may assist international students – WellingtonNZ
2 Jun 2020   /

Chartered aircraft may assist international students – WellingtonNZ

Chartered aircraft may be used to help international students return to Wellington.


Whanganui partners with Chatham Air to drive domestic market
2 Jun 2020   /

Whanganui partners with Chatham Air to drive domestic market

Whanganui & Partners’ latest tourism campaign aims to boost visitors and spending in the region.


Funding shortfalls could thwart small RTOs – RTNZ
29 May 2020   /

Funding shortfalls could thwart small RTOs – RTNZ

A lack of funding at smaller RTOs could mean some regions will not be able to fully participate in the drive to boost domestic demand, says Regional Tourism New Zealand executive officer Charlie Ives.


WellingtonNZ’s David Perks on what ‘reimagining’ means for tourism
28 May 2020   /

WellingtonNZ’s David Perks on what ‘reimagining’ means for tourism

The GM of regional development, destination and attraction on what ‘reimagining’ means for the tourism sector.


Small RTOs at risk of being lost – Tourism Waitaki’s Munro
28 May 2020   /

Small RTOs at risk of being lost – Tourism Waitaki’s Munro

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.


Watch: Enterprise Dunedin launches ‘Plan D’ campaign
28 May 2020   /

Watch: Enterprise Dunedin launches ‘Plan D’ campaign

Enterprise Dunedin has launched a new domestic marketing campaign, Dunedin, a pretty good Plan D.


West Coast launches ‘Big Coast – Big Deals’ campaign
28 May 2020   /

West Coast launches ‘Big Coast – Big Deals’ campaign

Tourism West Coast has launched its ‘Big Coast – Big Deals’ campaign targeting South Island markets.


Local drive market key to recovery – HWT’s Dawson
27 May 2020   /

Local drive market key to recovery – HWT’s Dawson

The local drive market will play a significant role in the recovery of Waikato’s tourism sector, says the chief executive at Hamilton & Waikato Tourism.


Hawke’s Bay to ‘dominate’ Wellington market with new campaign
27 May 2020   /

Hawke’s Bay to ‘dominate’ Wellington market with new campaign

Hawke’s Bay Tourism has launched its domestic marketing campaign, which aims to “dominate” the Wellington market and drive visitation to the region to revive the local visitor economy.


Lake Wanaka Tourism launches winter ski campaign
25 May 2020   /

Lake Wanaka Tourism launches winter ski campaign

Lake Wanaka Tourism has gone live with its winter ski campaign, The Mountains are Waiting, leading with a campaign video.


Destination Rotorua on welcoming the PM and cautious optimism for recovery
21 May 2020   /

Destination Rotorua on welcoming the PM and cautious optimism for recovery

Destination Rotorua chief executive Michelle Templer on the prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit this week and how the city is extending a warm haere mai to New Zealanders.


DQ to lure in Kiwis with new winter campaign
21 May 2020   /

DQ to lure in Kiwis with new winter campaign

New research is also underway to gain a better understanding of the domestic market, says the agency.


Fighting over same domestic ballot ‘problematic’ for RTOs – Visit Ruapehu
20 May 2020  

Fighting over same domestic ballot ‘problematic’ for RTOs – Visit Ruapehu

Fighting for the same slice of the domestic tourism pie could be problematic for neighbouring RTOs, says Visit Ruapehu general manager Jo Kennedy.


ChristchurchNZ launches $90k ‘Explore Your Place’ campaign
20 May 2020   /

ChristchurchNZ launches $90k ‘Explore Your Place’ campaign

Explore Your Place is a local marketing campaign by ChristchurchNZ that promotes tourism experiences in Christchurch, Canterbury and the West Coast.


Taupō launches domestic campaign 
18 May 2020   /

Taupō launches domestic campaign 

The campaign would roll out over the coming months with billboards in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Wellington, television commercials, print and editorial, plus a nationwide digital and social media campaign.


Tourism Central Otago returns with Reconnect campaign
13 May 2020   /

Tourism Central Otago returns with Reconnect campaign

Tourism Central Otago’s has marked its return to destination marketing with the launch of its Reconnect with Central Otago campaign.


DQ’s Ann Lockhart on laying the foundations for recovery
6 May 2020   /

DQ’s Ann Lockhart on laying the foundations for recovery

Destination Queenstown acting chief executive Ann Lockhart on remaining nimble and relevant in a fast-moving environment and launching a recovery plan which tells Queenstown’s story from the inside out and lays the foundations to inspire a connection with future visitors.


Tourism Waitaki unveils ‘We are are missing you’ domestic campaign
30 Apr 2020   /

Tourism Waitaki unveils ‘We are are missing you’ domestic campaign

Waitaki District Council and Tourism Waitaki have launched a new campaign, We are missing you, in a bid to draw domestic visitors to the region.


Locals asked to Love Wanaka in alert level 3
24 Apr 2020   /

Locals asked to Love Wanaka in alert level 3

Lake Wanaka Tourism and the town’s chamber of commerce is rallying the community with the launch of a new campaign to collectively promote a “go local” approach to business as the country transitions through alert level 3.


WellingtonNZ’s Anna Calver on why locals are our most important tourists
22 Apr 2020  

WellingtonNZ’s Anna Calver on why locals are our most important tourists

WellingtonNZ’s general manager of marketing and communications, Anna Calver, on the work the agency is doing in lockdown and why locals are the region’s most important tourists.


Destination Rotorua: Contributing to the Covid-19 rebuild
15 Apr 2020   /

Destination Rotorua: Contributing to the Covid-19 rebuild

The RTO is helping to cushion the economic and social impacts of Covid-19, says CEO Michelle Templer.


Coronavirus-impacted RTOs get $250k each – ChchNZ sets out plan
13 Mar 2020   /

Coronavirus-impacted RTOs get $250k each – ChchNZ sets out plan

ChristchurchNZ will receive $250,000 from the Government’s $1m funding package to stimulate short-term domestic visitation in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. 


ChchNZ to support districts, operators most hit by outbreak – Heaphy
10 Mar 2020   /

ChchNZ to support districts, operators most hit by outbreak – Heaphy

ChristchurchNZ is taking a two-pronged approach to attract domestic visitors to the region amidst the current coronavirus outbreak.


DQ targets short-term demand to combat coronavirus
9 Mar 2020   /

DQ targets short-term demand to combat coronavirus

Destination Queenstown will use its share of the Government’s $1m tourism relief fund to stimulate short-lead arrivals in autumn, as it looks to combat the impact of Covid-19.


ATEED invests $84k in NYC partnership
18 Feb 2020   /

ATEED invests $84k in NYC partnership

ATEED and NYC & Company have signed a two-year tourism partnership.


Rotorua showcase deepens links to its $40m Chinese market
27 Jan 2020   /

Rotorua showcase deepens links to its $40m Chinese market

Destination Rotorua’s annual Chinese New Year event has taken place in Auckland as the Year of the Rat is ushered in.


WellingtonNZ CEO Lance Walker resigns
23 Jan 2020   /

WellingtonNZ CEO Lance Walker resigns

Walker, who joined the organisation on 1 April 2018, will leave in June.


Year in Review: Regional Tourism NZ’s Charlie Ives on 2019
19 Dec 2019  

Year in Review: Regional Tourism NZ’s Charlie Ives on 2019

Opportunity seemed to beget challenge in 2019, says the RTO association’s executive officer.


NRDA’s Mark Rawson on making the move into destination management
18 Dec 2019  

NRDA’s Mark Rawson on making the move into destination management

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