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ITC Industry News Bulletin #4

Posted on 10/06/2015 by
In this week's industry news another air deal looks to improve flights to and from New Zealand and local businesses do incredibly well in the TripAdvisor Awards

In this week’s industry news another air deal looks to improve flights to and from New Zealand and local businesses do incredibly well in the TripAdvisor Awards



NZ surges ahead in TripAdvisor awards

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!

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Air deal opens up possibility of new NZ-US flights

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.

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Business Events: Driving visitor value for New Zealand

“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.

Air New Zealand and Air India announce codeshare agreement

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.

Auckland dominates Hotel Industry Awards

 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.

TRENZ 2015 a success with international buyers and media

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.

Top travel agents visit Rotorua

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.

TRENZ helped change industry view

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.

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