Domestic visitors to Queenstown in September reached record numbers, with an 8.9% increase in guest nights, to 73,526.
Destination Queenstown has announced the nominees for its board elections, to be decided by registered voters at its annual meeting in Queenstown next Thursday.
A joint marketing campaign by Air New Zealand, Destination Queenstown and Queenstown Airport is telling Aucklanders and people flying into Auckland from overseas they can fly direct to Queenstown almost every two hours this summer.
Marketing and promoting Queenstown to New Zealand and the world will be "business as usual" based on the freshly minted business strategy, new Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd says.
The incumbent marketing general manager of Destination Queenstown has been appointed to the top job of chief executive.
The dramatic natural beauty of Otago is being displayed to the world by The Hobbit, even before a frame is presented in cinemas, and regional tourism chiefs could not be happier.
Queenstown's tourism industry is in "great shape and great heart" after coming through one of the most challenging years on record, departing Destination Queenstown chief executive Tony Everitt says.
A 21-minute film showcasing Queenstown's skifields, back-country skiing and skydiving has won Best Picture in the Outdoor Film Festival in China - with the exposure the beginning of a "10-year project" to increase visitors to Queenstown during winter.
Queenstown has secured several key visitor industry events for next year, demonstrating the resort's growing appeal as a business tourism destination.
The Southern Lakes region - including Queenstown, Wanaka and Fiordland - has cracked the Lonely Planet's Top 10 Regions in its Best in Travel 2012, published today, the only New Zealand region to feature in the new book.
It's been a stormy 10 months so far. In this week's Wakatipu Echo, Destination Queenstown chief executive Tony Everitt says the forecast for summer is for the rain to ease and the sun to appear, but that tourism operators should keep their umbrellas handy, just in case.
Vinotourism may be the next big thing to hit Queenstown if a special forum being held in Queenstown next week is anything to go by.
Lower guest-night figures for July show that despite the welcome arrival of snow, Queenstown and the wider Otago region were still suffering in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes.
People in England and Ireland have been bombarded with glowing reports of Queenstown from players and media representatives attending the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
A request by the New Zealand tourism industry that the next government stimulate domestic tourism is backed by two Queenstown tourism chiefs.
Simon Green has been reappointed as director of the Queenstown Winter Festival but will take on an expanded role of Destination Queenstown events manager.
As hard times hit Europe and the United States, New Zealand tourist operators are being urged to turn their attention to China. But how ready are New Zealanders to deal with such a radical change in culture? Mark Price reports.
The opening of a joint New Zealand immigration and tourism office in Shanghai is a welcome move and will help simplify the process for Chinese tourists wanting to visit the Wakatipu, Destination Queenstown says.
Destination Queenstown chief executive Tony Everitt has settled into his role in Queenstown.
As part of Queenstown's celebrations for the Rugby World Cup, 300 nights in Queenstown hotels are to be given away during September and October.