ITC Industry News Bulletin #4Posted on 10/06/2015 by Jess O'Connor
More than 3,000 New Zealand tourism businesses have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2015. This is a 76 per cent increase from last year – an amazing achievement and a true testament to the quality of tourism providers around the country. Well done New Zealand!
A new deal between Qantas and American Airlines could have the flow-on effect of more direct flights to the US from New Zealand. “The enhanced relationship also provides opportunities for future growth into trans-Pacific markets not currently served by either airline, such as New Zealand,” the airlines said in a joint statement.
“It’s been a very successful year for the business events sector,” says Tourism New Zealand Acting International Business Events Manager Anna Fennessy. NZ has played host to several large international conferences, attracting many overseas visitors – great for the economy and the tourism industry. Read more.
It will soon be easier to travel to India from New Zealand and vice versa thanks to a new codeshare agreement between Air New Zealand and Air India. Read more.
All four Hotel Industry Awards were won by Auckland based accommodation providers. “This year’s awards attracted a record number of entrants and the competition was fierce,” said Sally Attfield, Hotels Sector Manager for the TIA. Read more.
International attendees at TRENZ 2015 last month were very impressed by the New Zealand tourism industry. One overseas visitor described it as “serious, flexible, motivated and friendly”. Read more.
Rotorua played host to top travel agents from around the world this week, taking a group of 60 on a tour of the city and to several local cultural performances. The aim is to promote Rotorua as an attractive overseas destination. Read more.
Several tourism operators are crediting TRENZ with helping to put Rotorua back on the radar of international agents. Multi-Day Adventures owner operator Tak Matu told the NZ Herald: “The more successful part of TRENZ was showing the agents what Rotorua is like right now – a few hadn’t been for a decade.” Read more.Posted in News | Tagged Air India, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, Hotel Industry Awards, New Zealand, Qantas, Rotorua, Tourism, TRENZ, TripAdvisor | Leave a reply