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ITC Industry News Bulletin #7

Posted on 03/07/2015 by
In this week's Industry News Bulletin, New Zealand has been named one of the most peaceful countries in the world - yet another great selling point for the tourism industry

In this week’s Industry News Bulletin, New Zealand has been named one of the most peaceful countries in the world – yet another great selling point for the tourism industry

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Kayaking in Hauraki Gulf

NZ makes top 5 peaceful countries

New Zealand is the fourth most peaceful country in the world, according to the latest Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economics & Peace. This places us just behind Iceland, Denmark and Austria. Yet another reason why New Zealand is such a fantastic tourism destination!

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Selfie

Tourism NZ campaign reaches over 34 million Aussies

#NZdronie, a Tourism New Zealand campaign encouraging holiday makers to ‘capture the ultimate holiday selfie’, is back for 2015. Last year the campaign reached millions of Australians across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with Tourism New Zealand General Manager Tony Saunders stating it was one of their “most successful social media campaigns”.

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IN BRIEF

Waikato and Hamilton Tourism gets funding boost

Hamilton and Waikato Tourism has received a generous funding boost from local councils. This is expected to go towards marketing the area’s many attractions, such as the Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Caves and Hamilton Gardens. Read more.

Upgrade for Otago tourist route

A scenic stretch of road near Otago is set to receive a $2.6million seal extension next summer. Dubbed the ‘Southern Penguin Scenic Journey’, this upgrade is expected to make the Clutha area more accessible for tourists. Read more.

China Eastern gears up for daily NZ flights

The possibility of daily Auckland-Shanghai services is on the horizon for China Eastern Airlines. The service will be going up to four times a week from the end of September and daily services will be trialled in 2016. Read more.

Whangarei Airport to get $1m upgrade

The Whangarei Airport in Onerahi is set to receive several upgrades in 2016, including additional seating, improved bathrooms and the expansion of the taxiway. Read more.

Air NZ teams up with students to create longest fan banner for All Blacks

Air New Zealand has joined forces with school students to create a banner the length of the Boeing 777-300 (approximately 74 metres) for the All Blacks. The banner will be displayed at the Manu Samoa – All Blacks game next week. Read more.

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