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RTO collab showcases West Coast, Canterbury to ITOs
30 Nov 2022   /

RTO collab showcases West Coast, Canterbury to ITOs

In an industry-first collaboration, six West Coast and Canterbury regional tourism organisations have promoted their region to 80 agents from 40 inbound businesses at a product showcase in Auckland.


South Island RTOs join forces in northern push
21 Nov 2022   /

South Island RTOs join forces in northern push

West Coast and Canterbury regional tourism organisations are joining forces to relaunch tourism awareness with inbounders in the North Island.


New name, new game for Hauraki Coromandel RTO
9 Nov 2022   /

New name, new game for Hauraki Coromandel RTO

Destination Hauraki Coromandel has a new name and a new mission as it transitions to becoming a destination management organisation as well as encouraging visitors to spend more in the region.


Hawke’s Bay, Dunedin pioneer region-to-region campaign
26 Jul 2022   /

Hawke’s Bay, Dunedin pioneer region-to-region campaign

A pioneering collaboration between Hawke’s Bay and Dunedin invites people to rediscover the regions.


Tourism Waitaki’s days numbered after new economic plan adopted
8 Jun 2022   /

Tourism Waitaki’s days numbered after new economic plan adopted

Tourism Waitaki’s days as an RTO look to be numbered after Waitaki District Council adopted its new draft economic development strategy.


Tourism Waitaki should be dissolved, new EDA created – report
2 Jun 2022   /

Tourism Waitaki should be dissolved, new EDA created – report

As well as destination marketing, Tourism Waitaki also operates the popular Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony.


New partnership to target North America for ‘Auckland – Queenstown’ experiences
25 May 2022   /

New partnership to target North America for ‘Auckland – Queenstown’ experiences

A partnership between two RTOs and Auckland Airport aims to bring North American visitors to New Zealand for an “Auckland – Queenstown experience”.


Campaign reveals 150 reasons to visit Hurunui
17 May 2022   /

Campaign reveals 150 reasons to visit Hurunui

Hurunui Tourism has published the official list of 150 reasons why people should visit the North Canterbury region of Hurunui.


Hurunui campaign wants your reasons for visiting
22 Apr 2022   /

Hurunui campaign wants your reasons for visiting

Hurunui Tourism is calling on local tourism operators, residents and visitors to share their reasons why Kiwis should visit Hurunui.


If DMPs are not done properly, they’re not worth doing – RTNZ on Nash’s criticism
28 Mar 2022   /

If DMPs are not done properly, they’re not worth doing – RTNZ on Nash’s criticism

Destination management plans present a unique challenge for RTOs.


Destination Queenstown’s Paul Abbot resigns
11 Feb 2022   /

Destination Queenstown’s Paul Abbot resigns

The CEO will depart in March after just nine months in the role.


Departing Dawson’s message to successor: Here’s your top priority
24 Jan 2022   /

Departing Dawson’s message to successor: Here’s your top priority

With more people moving to the region and its tourism profile on the up, the Waikato is looking to capitalise on momentum with its new destination management plan.


Hamilton & Waikato Tourism appoints interim GM
20 Jan 2022   /

Hamilton & Waikato Tourism appoints interim GM

Hamilton & Waikato Tourism development manager Nicola Greenwell will take over as interim general manager of the RTO on 3 February.


RTNZ heads for transition, aims for lasting legacy out of Covid
18 Jan 2022   /

RTNZ heads for transition, aims for lasting legacy out of Covid

RTNZ is looking to make the most of the financial resources won over the course of the pandemic in anticipation of the visitor economy and member regional tourism organisations moving past the crisis.


Hamilton & Waikato Tourism CEO Jason Dawson resigns
16 Dec 2021   /

Hamilton & Waikato Tourism CEO Jason Dawson resigns

Dawson will join Air New Zealand as its regional affairs manager reporting to Reuben Levermore.


DQ helps bring mental wellbeing programme to Queenstown
1 Dec 2021   /

DQ helps bring mental wellbeing programme to Queenstown

Destination Queenstown and Southern Wellbeing Trust is bringing GoodYarn peer-to-peer mental wellbeing workshops to the resort’s business community.


Lake Wānaka Tourism, Destination Queenstown launch Dirt Report
26 Nov 2021   /

Lake Wānaka Tourism, Destination Queenstown launch Dirt Report

Lake Wānaka Tourism and Destination Queenstown have partnered this biking season to produce Dirt Report, a weekly round-up of all things biking in the district.


Hauraki Coromandel tourism economy at “critical point”
25 Nov 2021   /

Hauraki Coromandel tourism economy at “critical point”

The Coromandel tourism industry is counting on a busy summer after visitor spend fell 34% between August and October 2021, compared with the same period last year.


Hamilton & Waikato welcomes strong visitor survey showing
23 Nov 2021   /

Hamilton & Waikato welcomes strong visitor survey showing

A strong showing for Waikato in the latest Domestic Visitor Satisfaction research from Tourism Industry Aotearoa reflects the region’s appeal to domestic visitors, says Hamilton & Waikato Tourism.


Southern RTOs back move to measure operator emissions
20 Oct 2021   /

Southern RTOs back move to measure operator emissions

Destination Queenstown, Lake Wānaka Tourism, and Queenstown Lakes District Council are jointly funding an initiative that enables local businesses and schools to calculate their greenhouse gas emissions and take action to reduce them.


Taranaki events hope for level 2 – VT’s Gilliland
15 Oct 2021   /

Taranaki events hope for level 2 – VT’s Gilliland

But they are unlikely to have the usual crowds of Aucklanders, says Venture Taranaki’s CEO


Great South taps Cordelle to lead Visit Fiordland
25 Aug 2021   /

Great South taps Cordelle to lead Visit Fiordland

Great South has hired former Shotover Canyon Swing boss Stu Cordelle to lead Visit Fiordland.


Fiordland, Southland form new marketing alliance
25 Aug 2021   /

Fiordland, Southland form new marketing alliance

Visit Fiordland and Visit Southland have formed their own international marketing alliance, to be promoted as ‘Great South’.


RTOs share $26.6m – ‘Big Five’ take $1.5m apiece
17 Aug 2021   /

RTOs share $26.6m – ‘Big Five’ take $1.5m apiece

Regional Tourism New Zealand also secures $200k to help build capability within RTOs.


Nelson has “big agenda” to deliver – NRDA’s new CEO
17 Aug 2021   /

Nelson has “big agenda” to deliver – NRDA’s new CEO

Events, sustainability and culture are some of the key areas of focus, says NRDA’s new boss, Fiona Wilson.


Central Otago on-track to beat pre-Covid visitor spend
3 Aug 2021   /

Central Otago on-track to beat pre-Covid visitor spend

Central Otago visitor spend for 2021 is tracking above pre-Covid levels and looks on track to beat 2019, says Dylan Rushbrook.


Multi-region arts trail industry first for RTOs
2 Aug 2021   /

Multi-region arts trail industry first for RTOs

Whanganui, Taranaki and the Manawatū are jointly launching a pan-region arts trail to showcase works and entice visitors to the lower west coast of the North Island.


Dynamics change for small RTOs in post-Covid tourism
28 Jul 2021   /

Dynamics change for small RTOs in post-Covid tourism

Smaller regional tourism organisations are leveraging their weight differently in the post-Covid world.


“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.


Police investigating abuse of RTO staff following campaign
26 Jul 2021   /

Police investigating abuse of RTO staff following campaign

Tourism Waitaki employees have met with police following abusive comments on social media directed at its foreign-born staff.


Oscar Nathan takes top job at TBOP
12 Jul 2021   /

Oscar Nathan takes top job at TBOP

Former Destination Rotorua general manager Oscar Nathan has taken the top job at Tourism Bay of Plenty.


Rotorua launches local stories campaign
7 Jul 2021   /

Rotorua launches local stories campaign

Rotorua is launching a campaign to focus on the identity of the region and the people who live there.


Operators back SWDC’s tourism move to go it alone
5 Jul 2021   /

Operators back SWDC’s tourism move to go it alone

Tourism operators in South Waikato say they support leaving the region’s RTO and hope that forging their own path will lead to better outcomes.


Hamilton & Waikato Tourism suffers funding cut as council walks
2 Jul 2021   /

Hamilton & Waikato Tourism suffers funding cut as council walks

South Waikato District Council goes it alone claiming it doesn’t get good bang for buck.


Central North Island RTOs fund 15 events from REF
24 Jun 2021   /

Central North Island RTOs fund 15 events from REF

The regions of Waikato, Rotorua, Taupō, and Ruapehu will produce a total of 15 events across the area with an initial round of funding worth $1.6m from the Thermal Explorer Regional Events Fund (REF).


Taranaki businesses struggle as border closure continues
21 Jun 2021   /

Taranaki businesses struggle as border closure continues

Lack of overseas visitors, difficultly in finding migrant workers cited.


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.