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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.


$20m for RTOs – here’s how they will spend it
29 Jul 2020   /

$20m for RTOs – here’s how they will spend it

While some are plugging budget gaps, others are expanding their workloads.


Queenstown domestic school holiday numbers jump 43%
29 Jul 2020   /

Queenstown domestic school holiday numbers jump 43%

The average daily count of domestic visitors over the winter holiday period in Queenstown was 22,300, up from 15,570 last year.


RTOs get their share of $20m Govt funding
28 Jul 2020   /

RTOs get their share of $20m Govt funding

Five agencies receive the maximum $1m each to support their destination marketing and management work.


Operators staying open for “greater good” – Fiordland’s Peacock
28 Jul 2020  

Operators staying open for “greater good” – Fiordland’s Peacock

Struggling operators are remaining open for the benefit of the wider Fiordland business community, despite it not making economic sense to do so, says Destination Fiordland manager Madeleine Peacock.


Bumper July school holidays for Waikato
28 Jul 2020   /

Bumper July school holidays for Waikato

The Waikato region had the second highest level of domestic visitors during the July school holidays across New Zealand, according to a new Data Ventures report.


Queenstown, Wanaka RTOs team up in campaign first
23 Jul 2020   /

Queenstown, Wanaka RTOs team up in campaign first

In a first for Queenstown Lakes, the district’s two RTOs have teamed up to launch a local campaign.


Southern deals campaign launches to drive visitation
15 Jul 2020   /

Southern deals campaign launches to drive visitation

Great South and Destination Fiordland have launched the third phase of their Rediscover Southland campaign with a range of deals to encourage Southland visitation.


“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.