Queenstown will beam into millions of US homes in a New Zealand episode of the reality television show The Biggest Loser: Couples.
Campervan operators are working to educate tourists and seeking consistent camping regulations as much as possible, say campervan and car hire company Jucy Rentals.
The red carpet will be rolled out when 70 Chinese delegates experience Queenstown tomorrow, after arriving in Auckland on Saturday on China Southern Airlines' inaugural New Zealand flight.
Unaware of the phantasmal state of some of those strolling the lawns of Dunedin Railway Station, the ODT recently whiled away several pleasant hours putting flesh, so to speak, on the bones of the foreign tribe known as "tourists".
Destination Queenstown is hoping the resort will benefit from global publicity as Wellington hosts the Society of American Travel Writers annual convention in November - thought to be worth more than $2.5 million to the capital.
Jono Sutherland, of Queenstown, has been appointed the Lakes district's Rugby World Cup co-ordinator and will assume the role from April 18.
Pacific Dawn cruise ship passengers Elizabeth and Betty Giessler, of Queensland, Australia, admire the Dunedin Railway Station yesterday.
Dunedin is eyeing a share of the lucrative Queenstown ski trade, following concerns over Christchurch's ability to accommodate the expected winter influx.
Communities must work together to support events and capitalise on the economic benefits and opportunities they present, Prof James Higham, of Otago University, says.
Disoriented tourists driving to Aramoana - mistakenly believing they were on a back road heading north out of Dunedin - would benefit from a proposal to extend the Southern Scenic Route, the Chalmers Community Board says.
Dunedin will be under even more pressure to accommodate the thousands of rugby fans expected to visit for the Rugby World Cup as organisers confirmed the city will now play host to four matches.
NZSKI says it would be "naive" to think recent natural disasters in New Zealand, Australia and Japan would not have an impact on the 2011 season, but it was "too early to tell" if the impact would be negative.
An event organised by Tourism Catlins is offering trekkers an opportunity to experience some of the Catlins' spectacular views.
An ablutions block at Queenstown Top 10 Holiday Park Creeksyde is set to become one of the resort's newest tourist attractions, where guests can enjoy the view from one of Ziptrek Ecotours' ziplines and other tourist attractions while they go about their business.
It is hoped a visit by Chinese airline and government officials, travel wholesalers and media to Queenstown next month will translate quickly into more high-spending Asian visitors to the Lakes district.
Work has begun on converting the former Dunedin chief post office into a luxury hotel, with the multimillion-dollar project set to rejuvenate the area, its owner says.
New Zealand's tourism outlook will come under close scrutiny in the weeks ahead as the extent of the destruction in Japan becomes apparent, with Air New Zealand moving quickly yesterday to announce a profit downgrade.
Dunedin's freedom camping policy will soon go out for public consultation, with hearings on May 17, to try to deal with issues before the Rugby World Cup.
A $10 million marketing campaign has been launched in China ahead of the inaugural flight from Guangzhou to Auckland with China Southern Airlines, and Queenstown expects to benefit from the new relationship.