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

 


NZ tourism operator chases slice of multi-day cruise market

22 February 2012

Key NZ tourism operator chases slice of burgeoning multi-day cruise market

Leading New Zealand tourism operator Real Journeys is ramping up its multi-day cruise offerings on the back of the burgeoning cruise sector and domestic interest.

The company is significantly increasing the number of its Fiordland and Stewart Island Discovery Cruise sailings and adding three and four day short-cruise variations.

Chief Executive Richard Lauder says Real Journeys are realistic, but also encouraged by the exponential growth being experienced by the Cruise market.

“Our multi-day Discovery Cruises won’t directly compete with the cruise sector, however there is going to be a slice of the market that wants something more experiential and intrepid and that’s where we can really deliver.

“We are particularly focused on the Australian and domestic markets because our customer feedback tells us there are people in these regions that have a desire to not just glimpse, but explore and experience the untouched beauty and rich histories of Fiordland and Stewart Island,” says Lauder.

Discovery Cruises operate with a maximum of 32 passengers on-board the purpose-built Milford Wanderer – which has been designed along the lines of a traditional sailing scow. Specialist nature guides accompany every sailing to advise on the geography, history and wildlife and host guided walks and water activities.

Lauder says the new shorter cruise options are tailored specifically for more time poor people.

“Kiwis and Aussies are often keen to explore their own wilderness regions but lack the time, our new shorter cruise options cater for these markets with all the benefits of our standard Discovery Cruise offerings.”

The Discovery Cruise season runs from April to December. Fiordland options include four and five day itineraries focused on Dusky Sound, or five and seven day options that extend into Preservation Inlet. Stewart Island is offered in a six day itinerary including Port Pegasus, Port Adventure and Paterson Inlet and a new shorter three day option.

Some Fiordland cruises include helicopter transfers. Fiordland cruises depart from Manapouri with transfers available from both Queenstown and Te Anau. Stewart Island cruises depart from Bluff with transfers available from Invercargill.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Productivity Commission To Look At Housing Land Supply

The Productivity Commission is to expand on its housing affordability report with an investigation into improving land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with strong population growth. More>>

ALSO:

Forestry: Man Charged After 2013 Death

Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd who was killed during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Smells Like Justice: Dairy Company Fined Over Odour

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply was high. More>>

Scoop Business: Dairy Product Prices Decline To Lowest Since July 2012

Dairy product prices dropped to the lowest level since July 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in rennet casein and butter milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

SOE Results: TVNZ Lifts Annual Profit 25% On Flat Ad Revenue, Quits Igloo

Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news