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Tourism bed tax should include Air BnB, says report

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:24:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) - A joint tourism industry proposal to raise $130 million a year for public facilities that tourists use should include a $2 per night bed tax and include accommodation offered through the 'sharing economy' accommodation app ...More >>

Ruapehu well placed to benefit from tourism growth

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:18:49 +1300 | Raupehu District Council

Local tourism operators had the benefit of hearing first hand from Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) Chief Executive Chris Roberts on the positive performance of NZ tourism at a special breakfast presentation in Ohakune this week.More >>

Road blocked due to crash - Glenside Wellington

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:08:38 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are currently in attendance at a crash on Middleton Road at Glenside, near Wellington where are car has gone through a train track barrier and crashed down a bank.More >>

Auckland Airport advice for international travellers

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:00:18 +1300 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport is advising passengers travelling internationally in December 2016 and January 2017 to allow an extra 30 minutes for their journey through the terminal building. More >>

Minimal Interest for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:12:57 +1300 | Family First

Three years on from the definition of marriage being changed, statistics show that the demand has been insignificant, and has had to be boosted by overseas couples which represent almost half of all same-sex ‘marriages’ during this period.More >>

Damage forces ongoing closure of Rotorua Museum

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:02:46 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua’s famed museum will remain closed until at least April 2017 when the results of a detailed seismic assessment are expected to be known.More >>

First endangered baby Hector’s Dolphin spotted in Akaroa

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:31:46 +1300 | Black Cat Cruises

Local and international passengers aboard the Black Cat Cruises’ ‘Swim with Dolphins’ cruise were delighted to spot the first endangered Hector’s Dolphin calf of the season yesterday (Thursday, 1 December). More >>

Air New Zealand Christmas song attracts 3.6m views in 24hrs

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:24:56 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s fresh take on one of the world’s iconic Christmas songs is hitting the right note with audiences worldwide, attracting 3.6 million global hits on the airline’s online video in the first day.More >>

Way forward for tourism infrastructure

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:04:05 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Four of New Zealand’s key tourism leaders have jointly released a report to the Minister of Tourism proposing the establishment of a $130m annual fund to address the infrastructure challenges that tourism brings, particularly for regional communities.More >>

Investment in tourism infrastructure crucial

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:34:50 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Ongoing investment in tourism infrastructure is crucial to the long-term sustainability of the industry and a coordinated national approach is needed, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. TIA has welcomed the report* on options for funding local and mixed use tourism ...More >>

Pixie Town: Childhood favourite back for Christmas

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:20:38 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

A well-known Dunedin Christmas tradition is coming back to bring Christmas joy. A childhood favourite for many Dunedin residents, Pixie Town opens at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum on Friday 9 December. More >>

Emirates lands in Doha with world’s shortest A380 flight

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:19:50 +1300 | Emirates Airlines

Emirates has launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of 1 hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and 1 hour 10 minutes on the return journey.More >>

LGNZ welcomes proposed tourism infrastructure fund

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:16:13 +1300 | LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes a new report into the funding of tourism infrastructure which further highlights the need for greater investment to ensure sustainable growth of New Zealand’s largest industry. A report commissioned by the chief executives ...More >>

Queenstown tourism’s economic input surges above $2 billion

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:06:42 +1300 | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown New Zealand (Thursday 1 December 2016) – Queenstown’s tourism industry has reaffirmed its status as the district’s major economic driver with annual tourism expenditure surpassing $2 billion for the first time.More >>

Tasman decides against Easter Sunday trading

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:06:00 +1300 | Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council has decided Easter Sunday should remain a non-trading day in the District. More >>

Govt support to boost Southland tourism

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:34:20 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett today [30/11] announced a $510,000 package to help strengthen Southland’s tourism industry and attract more visitors to the region.More >>

The first Hector’s dolphin calf of the season spotted

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:11:13 +1300 | Akaroa Dolphins

The first Hector’s dolphin calf of the season has been spotted in Akaroa Harbour by a very excited group of tourists on the Akaroa Dolphins cruise. The dolphin who proudly showed off her new calf to the onlookers, was sighted just inside Timu Timu ...More >>

Strong tourism spending continues in the regions

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:55:04 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Tourism spending in the regions was again strong in the year to October 2016, reflecting the Government’s commitment to support regional tourism growth. More >>

Mount Maunganui celebrates summer as NZ's number-one beach

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:27:38 +1300 | Bay Of Plenty Tourism

December 1, 2016: White sandy dunes, crystal clear waters and a vibrant atmosphere are attributes which have seen Mount Maunganui crowned New Zealand’s number-one beach for a third year running – just in time for the stunning 2016/2017 summer ...More >>

Eagle-eyed developers urged to chip in for golf course block

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:59:53 +1300 | Bayleys

The biggest single remaining block of privately-owned residential development land overlooking swanky Millbrook Golf Course in the Central Otago township of Arrowtown has been placed on the market for sale.More >>


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