The council will investigate the possibility of increasing
some business' rates to cover costs incurred by tourists to
Dunedin tourism operators need to prepare for higher numbers
of "budget Australian" visitors as the cruise-ship market
changes, a group was told yesterday.
The return of the world's largest youth tour operator to
Dunedin will help boost visitor numbers to the Speight's
Brewery by 15%.
The potential of Forsyth Barr Stadium and the lucrative
Chinese market has resulted in new appointments for the
organisation charged with marketing Dunedin to the world.
earthquake and the opening of the Forsyth Barr Stadium has
led Tourism Dunedin to undergo an internal shake-up.
A group of 11 travel
agents from Beijing had a "whistlestop" familiarisation tour
in Dunedin at the weekend, and were pleased with what they
Confirmation that the quake-damaged port of Lyttelton was
accepting cruise bookings for this season has been welcomed
A television presenter who gives Oprah Winfrey gardening tips
is bringing his green fingers and 100 tourists to Dunedin
later this month.
The use of cruise ships to reduce the squeeze on Dunedin
accommodation providers during the Rugby World Cup has been
investigated and ruled out by Tourism Dunedin.
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