Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


101 Must-Do’s boost vital domestic travel

101 Must-Do’s boost vital domestic travel

While New Zealand’s scenic wonders are winning international attention as the setting for The Hobbit, it’s great to see New Zealanders also appreciate their own country, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Martin Snedden says.

AA Tourism’s new 101 Must-Do’s for Kiwis highlights the huge range of activities and experiences New Zealanders can enjoy in their own backyard, Mr Snedden says. Kiwis’ enthusiastic support for the campaign – 283,000 votes split over 1600 attractions – shows they enjoy the recreation opportunities available close to home.

“I encourage every New Zealander to get out over summer and visit a new destination or try an activity they have never experienced. The 101 Must-Do’s list offers dozens of ideas and TIA’s 1500+ members look forward to giving visitors a fantastic time,” Mr Snedden says.

Domestic tourism adds $13.8 billion a year to New Zealand’s tourism industry, with New Zealanders travelling in their own country contributing $38 million in economic activity every day of the year.

“This is spending that is not being taken offshore and is helping support jobs in smaller centres like Te Anau, Paihia and Greytown where employment opportunities are limited,” Mr Snedden says. “Holidays at home help support local businesses and bring vibrancy to communities. It’s not only tourism businesses that benefit but supermarkets, petrol stations, bars, restaurants, other retailers and a wide variety of business services that support all these businesses.”

He congratulates AA Tourism for running the 101 Must-Do’s for Kiwis campaign and thanks them for supporting New Zealand’s tourism industry.

To see both the original and the new list of AA Tourism’s 101 Must-Do’s for Kiwis visit www.aatravel.co.nz/101

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Wine: 20% Of Marlborough Storage Tanks Damaged By Quake

An estimated 20 percent of wine storage tanks in the Marlborough region, the country’s largest wine producing area, have been damaged by the impact of the recent Kaikoura earthquake. More>>

ALSO:

ACC: Levy Recommendations For 2017 – 2019 Period

• For car owners, a 13% reduction in the average Motor Vehicle levy • For businesses, a 10% reduction in the average Work levy, and changes to workplace safety incentive products • For employees, due to an increase in claims volumes and costs, a 3% increase in the Earners’ levy. More>>

Women's Affairs: Government Accepts Recommendations On Pay Equity

The Government will update the Equal Pay Act and amend the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Increase In Seasonal Workers For RSE

The current cap will be increased by 1,000 from 9,500 to 10,500 RSE workers for the 2016-17 season. Mr Woodhouse says the horticulture and viticulture industry is New Zealand’s fourth largest export industry, producing almost $5 billion in exports. More>>

ALSO:

Hurunui: Crown Irrigation Invests Up To $3.4m In North Canterbury

Crown Irrigation Investments will invest up to $3.4m in the Hurunui Water Project, an irrigation scheme that will be capable of irrigating up to 21,000 hectares on the south side of the Hurunui River in North Canterbury. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Great:Butterfly Eradication Success

The invasive pest great white butterfly has been eradicated from New Zealand in a world-first achievement, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Government’s Tax Cuts Fixation

Long before the earthquake hit, the dodginess of the government tax cuts programnme was evident in the language of its packaging. It is being touted as a “tax cuts and family care” package... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news