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Wellington to launch $280k ‘classic Kiwi’ Aus campaign
27 May 2021   /

Wellington to launch $280k ‘classic Kiwi’ Aus campaign

WellingtonNZ is to launch its Wellington Welcome campaign targeting potential visitors from Australia on Monday 31 May.


Campaign showcases Waitaki as NZ’s ‘sweet spot’
17 May 2021   /

Campaign showcases Waitaki as NZ’s ‘sweet spot’

Tourism Waitaki’s 16-week winter campaign will include a nine-episode web series on its website and social media channels.


Great South grants $288k to Southland, Fiordland events
23 Apr 2021   /

Great South grants $288k to Southland, Fiordland events

Great South has allocated $287,500 to 11 events across Fiordland and Southland in its first deployment of the government’s regional events fund.


Coromandel’s popular scallop festival returns – without the scallops
21 Apr 2021   /

Coromandel’s popular scallop festival returns – without the scallops

Organisers have “flipped the script doing away with scallops altogether,” says Destination Coromandel GM Hadley Dryden.


RTOs back regenerative tourism initiative
16 Apr 2021   /

RTOs back regenerative tourism initiative

A range of RTOs have partnered together on the programme.


Destination Fiordland manager leaves
6 Apr 2021   /

Destination Fiordland manager leaves

Move comes after RTO absorbed into Southland economic development agency Great South.


Goodbye Destination Fiordland, hello Visit Fiordland
1 Apr 2021  

Goodbye Destination Fiordland, hello Visit Fiordland

Destination Fiordland becomes part of economic development agency Great South from today, 1 April 2021.


Wānaka launches new domestic tourism campaign
30 Mar 2021   /

Wānaka launches new domestic tourism campaign

New campaign launching this week features work by local photographers designed to lift spending.


Auckland, Hamilton launch first joint campaign
23 Mar 2021   /

Auckland, Hamilton launch first joint campaign

Auckland Unlimited and Hamilton & Waikato Tourism have launched a month-long joint venture 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.


Destination Coromandel reveals event fund winners
18 Mar 2021   /

Destination Coromandel reveals event fund winners

Boating, sports, food and arts events have secured funding from Destination Coromandel’s $80,000 Signature Events Marketing Fund.


Stafford Strategy to refresh Dunedin destination plan
17 Mar 2021   /

Stafford Strategy to refresh Dunedin destination plan

Enterprise Dunedin has hired Stafford Strategy to refresh its destination plan for the city.


Destination Queenstown appoints CEO
8 Mar 2021   /

Destination Queenstown appoints CEO

A former airline CEO and Air NZ marketing manager has taken one of the country’s top destination marketing jobs.


Northland Inc, Auckland Unlimited to launch joint campaign
26 Feb 2021   /

Northland Inc, Auckland Unlimited to launch joint campaign

Northland Inc has partnered with Auckland Unlimited to deliver a campaign through AA promoting travel to the two regions.


Northland launches tourism industry survey
24 Feb 2021   /

Northland launches tourism industry survey

Northland Inc has launched a new survey to collate local visitor industry data.


Whanganui proving a tourism winner in Covid visitor economy
23 Feb 2021   /

Whanganui proving a tourism winner in Covid visitor economy

How did the river city, traditionally overlooked by visitors, top RTO area spend in 2020?


Barke takes top job at LWT, sets out 2021 priorities
5 Feb 2021   /

Barke takes top job at LWT, sets out 2021 priorities

The former operator says the biggest priorities for the Regional Tourism Organisation at the moment “are around trying to help businesses in the industry here survive”.


TCO’s ‘Thank You’ campaign strikes a chord
4 Feb 2021   /

TCO’s ‘Thank You’ campaign strikes a chord

A campaign showcasing Central Otago locals giving thanks to visitors has exceeded expectations, says Tourism Central Otago general manager Dylan Rushbrook.


Lake Wānaka Tourism kicks off ‘Local’s Choice ‘competition
27 Jan 2021   /

Lake Wānaka Tourism kicks off ‘Local’s Choice ‘competition

Lake Wānaka Tourism has launched the Local’s Choice Wanaka 2020 competition.


Northland RTO: “Stay vigilant, don’t get complacent”
26 Jan 2021   /

Northland RTO: “Stay vigilant, don’t get complacent”

Northland Inc’s tourism team says it will help “turn around the message” for operators following the new Covid case.


Destination Coromandel opens $80k events fund
21 Jan 2021   /

Destination Coromandel opens $80k events fund

Event organisers in the Coromandel can now apply for marketing support from Destination Coromandel’s $80k Signature Events Marketing Fund.


Northland relaunches Wandering with Ancestors self drive map
15 Dec 2020   /

Northland relaunches Wandering with Ancestors self drive map

The update and re-release of the map coincided with the opening of Northland’s newest tourism attraction, the $9.6m Manea Footprints of Kupe.


Nash a “bit of a firecracker” – RTOs’ first impressions
27 Nov 2020   /

Nash a “bit of a firecracker” – RTOs’ first impressions

Some of the country’s leading destination marketers give their views of the new minister and his messaging.


2020 Year in Review: WellingtonNZ
26 Nov 2020   /

2020 Year in Review: WellingtonNZ

If ever a sporting analogy can be used to summarise a year then now is the time, writes the agency.


Tourism “desperate” for data post-Covid – DWC’s Little
25 Nov 2020  

Tourism “desperate” for data post-Covid – DWC’s Little

The tourism industry has been bereft of a suite of relevant data, says DWC’s Jim Little.


Mackenzie Tourism tests its mettle in domestic-only market
23 Nov 2020   /

Mackenzie Tourism tests its mettle in domestic-only market

New tourism development manager Lydia Stoddart said there was a lot of product in the region that people did not know about.


Longtime domestic focus drives Wairarapa to “bright future” – Nielson
23 Nov 2020  

Longtime domestic focus drives Wairarapa to “bright future” – Nielson

Destination Wairarapa GM Anna Nielson says community sentiment towards tourism was positive, with strong bookings in place for the summer season.


New tourism group launches so “operators can be heard”
12 Nov 2020   /

New tourism group launches so “operators can be heard”

A lack of input into how a district was being marketed has prompted the creation of a new association.


Chateau hosts 4th annual Ruapehu tourism forum
11 Nov 2020   /

Chateau hosts 4th annual Ruapehu tourism forum

More than 50 stakeholders and operators attended Visit Ruapehu’s fourth annual industry forum at Chateau Tongariro Hotel.


Australia “critical breath of oxygen” for Wānaka – LWT’s Barke
5 Nov 2020  

Australia “critical breath of oxygen” for Wānaka – LWT’s Barke

We need to keep as many operators as possible alive, says Lake Wānaka Tourism’s acting GM.


Mackenzie to host operator workshop
5 Nov 2020   /

Mackenzie to host operator workshop

Mackenzie Tourism is today hosting its first workshop in the Capability Building Programme for Mackenzie operators.


Tourism hubs will be seasonal destinations – DQ’s Lockhart
29 Oct 2020   /

Tourism hubs will be seasonal destinations – DQ’s Lockhart

DQ’s boss on solidifying the Queenstown brand and the launch of its ‘Home of Adventure’ campaign.


Northland Inc, Air NZ partner for SIX60 doco
20 Oct 2020   /

Northland Inc, Air NZ partner for SIX60 doco

Northland Inc GM Tania Burt says the film will lift the region’s profile.


Covid-19 a “circuit breaker” for tourism – HWT’s Dawson
15 Oct 2020   /

Covid-19 a “circuit breaker” for tourism – HWT’s Dawson

The pandemic had opened the gates for reshaping tourism as a whole sector across the country.


Mackenzie blazes further blow for region’s hard-hit tourism
14 Oct 2020  

Mackenzie blazes further blow for region’s hard-hit tourism

Raging fires across southern Canterbury have been another blow for the region’s hard-hit tourism industry.


Why Kiwis are guests, not tourists
8 Oct 2020   /

Why Kiwis are guests, not tourists

Destination Rotorua’s Andrew Wilson on new research that shows how New Zealanders want to be treated when holidaying at home.


Northland to develop destination management plan
6 Oct 2020   /

Northland to develop destination management plan

Northland Inc, Te Au Mārie Trust, Te Hiringa Trust and Te Puni Kōkiri have partnered to facilitate the development of a Northland Destination Management Plan for the region. 


RTOs band together in new campaign
2 Oct 2020   /

RTOs band together in new campaign

The Get Out More NZ campaign comprised the Coastal Bay of Plenty, Hamilton & Waikato, Rotorua, Ruapehu, Tairāwhiti Gisborne and Taupō.


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.


CEOs slam “discouraging, cannibalising” $50m event fund allocation
14 Sep 2020   /

CEOs slam “discouraging, cannibalising” $50m event fund allocation

Gilliland said the approach resulted in “pathetically small” support for already-strong domestic tourism-centric regions.


MRTEs: July spend booms but not for everyone
4 Sep 2020   /

MRTEs: July spend booms but not for everyone

New Zealanders hitting the road in the July school holidays delivered a huge spending boost for many smaller regions across the country, while key destinations including Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown continued to suffer from a lack of international spend.


DQ makes redundancies in face of international uncertainty
28 Aug 2020  

DQ makes redundancies in face of international uncertainty

Destination Queenstown has cut back its international markets team in the face of Covid-19 uncertainty.


Waiting for Auckland: Destination Kaikōura on the value of the city
26 Aug 2020  

Waiting for Auckland: Destination Kaikōura on the value of the city

With no international visitors, the value of NZ’s biggest city has grown to regional tourism.


Bingo Bonanza invites RTOs to join initiative
25 Aug 2020  

Bingo Bonanza invites RTOs to join initiative

The Great New Zealand Bingo Bonanza is calling on regional tourism organisations to join the initiative by submitting two free bingo activity cards in preparation for September’s launch.


Changing perceptions of small RTOs – TCO’s Dylan Rushbrook
20 Aug 2020  

Changing perceptions of small RTOs – TCO’s Dylan Rushbrook

Tourism Central Otago general manager Dylan Rushbrook on the power to be found in New Zealand’s smaller RTOs.


Hanmer Springs declined STAPP, but other funding helps – Hurunui’s Adcock
10 Aug 2020   /

Hanmer Springs declined STAPP, but other funding helps – Hurunui’s Adcock

While the decision was disappointing for the region, Adcock says other Government funding will help the district’s tourism.


Enterprise Dunedin’s Anderson on tourism resilience, diversification
6 Aug 2020   /

Enterprise Dunedin’s Anderson on tourism resilience, diversification

Enterprise Dunedin’s city marketing manager says now is the time to reset the region’s offering.


LWT appoints former Totally Tourism boss to acting GM
6 Aug 2020   /

LWT appoints former Totally Tourism boss to acting GM

Lake Wanaka Tourism has appointed Tim Barke as acting general manager.


James Helmore leaves Lake Wanaka Tourism
31 Jul 2020   /

James Helmore leaves Lake Wanaka Tourism

His departure leaves both RTOs at the hard-hit district without permanent leaders.


More pain ahead but hope too for tourism – Jason Dawson
30 Jul 2020  

More pain ahead but hope too for tourism – Jason Dawson

Now is the time to innovate, research and develop, says Hamilton & Waikato Tourism’s CEO.