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ITC Industry News Bulletin #3

Posted on 03/06/2015 by
In this week's industry news round-up we share stories about Wellington Airport, Air New Zealand and more

In this week’s industry news round-up we share stories about Wellington Airport, Air New Zealand and more


Air NZ Hobbit Plane

NZ signs air deal with Greece

Air New Zealand has signed an agreement with Greece which will make it easier for Kiwis to travel to this beautiful country.  The agreement will allow airlines to cooperate and provide travellers with a single ticket involving a number of carriers. New Zealand Transport Minister Simon Bridges said further flight agreements may also be on the cards.

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Wellingto Cable Car

Should Wellington consider an extension to its runway?

Industry experts are once again debating the pros and cons of expanding services at Wellington Airport. Linda Meade, a corporate finance partner at Deloitte New Zealand, has written an in-depth analysis of the situation on This article is a great overview of the current situation and poses some thought-provoking questions regarding growth and Wellington’s future.

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Tourism New Zealand appoints new ‘Special Interest’ marketer

Tony Rogers is Tourism New Zealand’s new Marketing Manager – Special Interest. He will focus on the marking NZ’s Special Interest sectors, such as niche activities like golf or cycling tourism. Read more.

Wellington primed to capitalise on thriving tourism industry

Wellington-based tourism operators are confident about the future following a record-breaking summer season. Read more.

Māori tourism company wins Australian award

A Sydney-based Māori tourism company, Poihakena Tours, recently won the ‘Heritage Tours and Multimedia Award’ at the National Trust New South Wales Heritage Awards in Australia. Read more.

Hotel Industry Awards finalists announced

Finalists for the 2015 New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards have been published on the TIA website. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Langham tomorrow evening (June 4). Read more.

Tourist films ‘manic trip’of New Zealand

Must watch! Tourist Ben Steensels and friends covered the South Island in about 6 days and managed to condense this ‘manic trip’ into a 1min40 video. Absolutely beautiful. Read more (or watch below).

Lost in New Zealand from BenSteensels on Vimeo.

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