Air New Zealand and the Wanaka Chamber of Commerce squared off yesterday at the Wanaka Airport plan change hearing on just how big Wanaka Airport could be in 20 years' time.
The profile of one of Oamaru's biggest tourist attractions had a major boost yesterday when 40 Australian travel agents and representatives from a tour bus company visited the historic precinct.
A new website for the Waitaki district was launched yesterday by Tourism Waitaki.
Don't miss the National Palace Museum, Taipei's No1 tourist attraction. Although it is invariably crowded, it is well worth putting up with the squash to see its amazing line-up of Chinese artefacts.
Queenstown will host another significant tourism convention next month, less than three weeks after the successful Trenz travel trade show.
International tourism buyers say they will be sending travellers Wanaka's way, after a visit this week as part of the international travel trade show, Trenz.
New Zealand tourism is in for a boost, with almost half the buyers of 2011 Rugby World Cup tickets surveyed saying they intend arriving before the tournament begins on September 9.
A major global push is under way to spread the message New Zealand is open for business, and tourism leaders are confident inbound tourist numbers will rebound to levels before the Christchurch earthquake.
Queenstown, Southern Lakes and New Zealand tourism operators get down to business today to make the most of the opportunity to sell and promote their products to international buyers. But what is this travel trade expo actually all about?
Menus in Mandarin, staff learning phrases, adding congee (rice porridge) to breakfast buffets and maintaining "good old southern friendliness and smiles", were some of the tips offered to about 150 Queenstown tourism operators looking for a share of the booming Chinese market.
Almost 300 suppliers and contractors from around New Zealand are working behind the scenes to stage the first Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand (Trenz) travel trade display in the Southern Lakes district. The expo is now on and runs until Wednesday.
A Fiordland tourism company bought by the Skeggs family, of Dunedin, nearly three years ago, is expanding again.
Queenstown moved up to second place, behind Sydney, in the top 25 destinations in the South Pacific, as voted by millions of travellers.
An "exclusive function" in a "mystery location" this month will launch a luxury alliance in Queenstown, comprising multi-award-winning accommodation providers, retailers and transport operators, delivering a "clear profile of luxury in Queenstown".
Queenstown tourism operators smarting from a series of international natural disasters are not panicking but finding ways to make the winter season a success, the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) was told yesterday.
The domestic tourism market is taking a hit as it faces some of its toughest trading conditions in many years - the result of the world financial crisis, compounded by domestic events such as rising fuel costs and the Christchurch earthquake.
Queenstown tourism operators and its civic leader will help set the agenda for the next government when a Tourism Industry Association (TIA) roadshow rolls into the resort today.
The number of buyer attendees for the first Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand (Trenz) event in the Southern Lakes has exceeded pre-earthquake targets, the trade expo's managers say.