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ITC Industry News Bulletin #70

Posted on 06/10/2016 by
In this week's travel and tourism news, Auckland welcomes a new Chinese airline, it's Fijian Language Week in New Zealand, and much more.

In this week’s travel and tourism news, Auckland welcomes a new Chinese airline, it’s Fijian Language Week in New Zealand, and much more.


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New Chinese airline for NZ 

As tourism ties between China and New Zealand continue to strengthen, another Chinese airline is due to start flying to Auckland. Hainan Airlines will commence a thrice-weekly service between Auckland and Shenzhen in the near future.

The general manager of Auckland Airport, Norris Carter, is celebrating the addition of this new service, saying that it opens up further tourism opportunities.

“This non-stop service will not only grow the number of visitors from Southern China, it will also give Chinese travellers further connecting flight options to Auckland from other areas in China through the extensive Hainan Airlines’ network,” he said.

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New Zealand launches Fijian Language Week

It’s currently Fijian Language Week in New Zealand, an opportunity to celebrate and promote the Fijian language and culture.

Just under 14,500 Fijians live in New Zealand, prompting the Pacific People’s Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga to publicly acknowledge the language’s significance in this country.

“The Fijian language is a core component of the culture, connecting Fijians around the world back to their homeland, their ancestors and their identity. It is important to preserve and promote it,” he said.

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Supreme Tourism Award winner rockets to success

Rotorua Canopy Tours is the proud winner of the prestigious Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award – a mere four years after this popular attraction opened its doors. Read more. 

Regions must adapt or suffer decline, says academic

A Massey University professor is calling for provincial New Zealand to confront declining populations and adapt to new realities. Read more. 

New Zealand focuses on eastern Canada, America with event series

Representatives from the New Zealand tourism industry, including professionals from Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand, are currently in Toronto to promote New Zealand as a top travel destination. Read more.

DOC/Air New Zealand Great Walks partnership expanded

Three new walks are set to benefit from the partnership between Air New Zealand and the Department of Conservation – the Heaphy Track, The Whanganui River Journey and Lake Waikaremoana. Read more.

A survival guide to New Zealand’s airports

Travelling domestically in the near future? Check out this handy survival guide to New Zealand’s airports by Read more.

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