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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.


$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.