Dunedin and Clutha will be promoted by seven travel writers,
who will spend this weekend experiencing what the
destinations have to offer.
New Zealand Travel Communicators has organised the tour, with
support from Tourism Dunedin and various operators throughout
the city and Clutha district.
Sharon O'Loughlin, of Tourism Dunedin, said each writer was
expected to publish articles about the tourist attractions,
heritage, food, landscape and culture of Dunedin and Clutha
in top New Zealand publications.
The national communicators group organised a tour for writers
each year, she said.
''This year, it's Dunedin and Clutha so we get two bites of
the cherry, and we're pretty stoked about that. The itinerary
is packed with just about every facet there is, because the
writers are from different publications so we needed to
provide a broad and comprehensive view of the destinations.''
Writers would walk around central Dunedin and get a feel for
the city's historic architecture, visit the Otago Peninsula,
taste some of the best food in the city and experience the
Saturday Otago Farmers Market at the Dunedin Railway Station.
Tourism Dunedin chief executive Hamish Saxton said the
organisation was delighted to host the writers.
''This is a unique chance to showcase our city to this group
of travel writers, who aim to be spreading the word about the
exceptional activities and experiences Dunedin offers
visitors to the city.''