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ITC Industry News Bulletin #45

Posted on 07/04/2016 by
In this week's airline, travel and tourism news, Air New Zealand announces new flights between Auckland and Manila, Canada looks to New Zealand for advice about race relations and much more.

In this week’s airline, travel and tourism news, Air New Zealand announces new flights between Auckland and Manila, Canada looks to New Zealand for advice about race relations, and much more.

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Air New Zealand launches Philippines service

Air New Zealand is expanding its Pacific Rim network with flights between Manila and Auckland set to start in December 2016.

Chief executive Christopher Luxon believes there will be steady demand for this service, especially given how much New Zealand’s Filipino population has grown.

“The number of visitors from the Philippines is also continuing to grow rapidly, up more than 20 per cent in the past year alone so we’re anticipating that demand for this service will be steady in both directions,” Mr Luxon said.

Once the new flight goes ahead, Air New Zealand will be flying to a total of over 32 international destinations.

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Canada looks to NZ to improve race relations

The Canadian government has turned to New Zealand for insight about to improve race relations. The Canadian Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, David Zimmer, is currently in the country.

Mr Zimmer told Radio New Zealand that he believes Canada could learn a lot from NZ.

“We are here to find out why New Zealand enjoys, rightly so, its reputation for being a leader in its relationship with its aboriginal peoples,” he said.

He will be in the country until the end of the week.

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IN BRIEF

Ted talks top teams at NZ Hotel Industry Conference

The speaker line-up for the NZ Hotel Industry Conference (June 1-2, Auckland) has been revealed, and includes top names such as Sir Graham Henry and futurist Mark McCrindle. Read more.

Auckland to Osaka now available for $769 one-way

Economy fares on Air New Zealand’s new service between Auckland and Osaka are now for sale, starting from $769 one-way (or $2239 one-way for business class). Read more.

New flights to grow emerging tourism market

If it goes ahead, Air New Zealand’s new flight from the Philippines (Manila-Auckland) is expected to attract a decent number of new tourists to the country. Read more.

Quirky New Zealand guidebook to hit shelves

A new book, Ben’s New Zealand: The Real Middle Earth by Ben Vidgen is coming out this month. The book focuses on the South Island and has been in the works for more than two years. Read more.

How Google gets those shots

Ever wondered how Google gets photos of some of the world’s most amazing historical sites? This interesting article reveals all. Read more.

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