ITC Industry News Bulletin #7Posted on 03/07/2015 by Jess O'Connor
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!
#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”.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.Posted in News | Tagged Air New Zealand, All Blacks, China Eastern, Global Peace Index, Hamilton, Otago, Tourism New Zealand, Waikato, Whangarei Airport | Leave a reply