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With more than 65 million followers on Instagram and a legion of devoted fans across the globe, Taylor Swift is one of the most influential celebrities of our time. It bodes well for New Zealand, then, when she publicly gushes about our country.
“We are in New Zealand on one of – not one of – the most beautiful beach I’ve ever been on in my life,” the star said in a video that’s recently emerged from her time filming the music video for Out of the Woods on Bethells Beach.
Tourism New Zealand marketing manager Andrew Fraser told 3 News that you can’t put a price tag on this type of exposure.
“Certainly someone of her scale, 74 million Facebook fans, choosing to come down here on holiday with her family before Christmas – money can’t buy authentic endorsement from a superstar,” Mr Fraser said.News, Travel and Tourism News | Leave a reply
From March 2, Emirates will offer a nonstop daily flight between Dubai and Auckland – a move Auckland Airport’s general manager Norris Carter believes will inject millions of dollars into the New Zealand economy.
“This new flight will help to significantly increase the number of people travelling between New Zealand and Europe, India and of course the Middle East. It will help to further stimulate travel, trade and tourism with these important and growing markets,” Mr Carter said in a press release.
He estimates the service will contribute “an additional $125 million every year to the New Zealand economy”.
The flight is expected to be one of the longest services on the market, taking approximately 17 hours and 15 minutes.News, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Auckland Airport, Christchurch Tourism, Emirates, Rotorua Tourism, Tourism New Zealand, Wellington Airport |
Air New Zealand is on the lookout for new flight attendants to join its team. The airline recently launched a new recruitment video, highlighting the benefits of being a flight attendant – as told by real Air New Zealand staff.
The video is a great insight into the life of cabin crew and will no doubt inspire many aviation students to apply.
Air New Zealand’s general manager of cabin crew, Leeanne Langridge, reveals what the airline looks for in its candidates.
“We never stop pushing ourselves to find passionate, proud and dedicated flight attendants who represent our brand values, and go beyond to make a difference in our customers’ journey,” Ms Langridge said.
You can keep up-to-date with Air New Zealand’s new campaign by following the hashtag #AspireToFly on social media.News, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Air New Zealand, Mount Maunganui, Singapore Airlines, Tourism Industry Association, Wellington | Leave a reply
Tourism New Zealand is doing an amazing job of marketing our beautiful country on social media. The organisation has just surpassed 2.25 million fans, with 2 million ‘likes’ on Facebook and 253,000 followers on Instagram.
“To put it into context, our 2 million Facebook followers put us in the top 10 NZ Facebook pages – right up there with the All Blacks!” said director of marketing Andrew Fraser.
Mr Fraser said Tourism New Zealand is leveraging these channels to market NZ as a great destination to both prospective travellers and those currently visiting.
“The beauty of social media is that it enables us to engage with individuals at different stages of the holiday cycle, be it during planning or while they are here, and tailor our activity to fit with their changing requirements,” he said.
He added that he’s looking forward to seeing the organisation’s social media presence expand even further in 2016.News, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Air New Zealand, Auckland diversity, Jucy Snooze hotel, NZ golf tourism, social media, Tourism New Zealand | Leave a reply
2015 was an excellent year for New Zealand hotels, according to new statistics published by the Tourism Industry Association (TIA). The average occupancy rate was 79 per cent – the highest it’s been in years. The revenue per available room was up 13 per cent compared to 2014.
TIA chief executive Chris Roberts says although the “upward trend is encouraging”, the industry still has room for improvement.
“Hotel revenues in New Zealand are still below what is being achieved in Australia and high land and construction costs in New Zealand remain a barrier,” Mr Roberts said.
He believes more investment in hotel infrastructure is needed in order to meet Tourism 2025 goals.
“It is essential that we encourage investment to improve the quality of current infrastructure to meet rising visitor expectations, as well as creating a positive environment for investment in new facilities,” he said.News, Travel and Tourism News | Leave a reply
2015 was an impressive year for Air New Zealand, which received many awards and accolades. The airline looks set to continue its success heading into 2016 – mere days into the new year, Air New Zealand has been named as one of the top 20 safest airlines in the world by AirlineRatings.com.
This independent website provides safety ratings for over 400 air carriers and compiles a list of the safest airlines every year. Qantas was ranked number one for the third year in a row, while the rest of the top 20 was listed in alphabetical order.
Other airlines to make the list include Emirates, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia.News, Travel and Tourism News | Leave a reply