ITC Industry News Bulletin #9Posted on 16/07/2015 by Jess O'Connor
The Tourism Industry Association (TIA) and Department of Conservation (DOC) have entered into a new partnership to protect New Zealand’s natural landscape. The partnership is centred around six key principles which are all designed to help the tourism industry and DOC work closely together to benefit the environment.
“People travel here from all over the world to enjoy our spectacular landscapes and natural scenery,” said TIA chief executive Chris Roberts. “As the tourism industry pursues its Tourism 2025 goal of almost doubling total tourism revenue to $41 billion, we want to work closely with DOC to manage that growth to ensure our environment is protected and the visitor experience is enhanced.”
May was a stellar month for the New Zealand tourism industry, with guest nights rising at their fastest pace in two years. There has been an increase in both international and domestic stays, especially in the South Island.
“Two-thirds of the increase in the international guest nights occurred in the South Island,” said Neil Kelly, business indicators manager at Statistics New Zealand.
Qantas has announced it will put on extra flights during September 16 and October 11 this year, to meet demand while Jetstar focuses on regional services. Read more.
Global tourism trends are continuing to climb, with international tourist arrivals up 4% in the first four months of 2015, according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Read more.
Data from Statistics New Zealand shows that Hawke’s Bay tourism is booming, with guest nights up 20.4 per cent in May 2015 from May 2014. Read more.
Last week (Tuesday 7 July), Coronet Peak enjoyed a record-breaking day. “It was the single biggest day in our history since 1947,” said Coronet Peak ski area manager Ross Copland. Read more.
TIA announced today (July 16) a $10,000 prize for the winner of the ‘Supreme Award’ at 2015’s Tourism Awards. Sponsored by Air New Zealand, the Supreme Award is the industry’s “highest accolade”. Read more.Posted in News | Tagged conservation, Coronet Peak, DOC, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, Qantas, TIA, Tourism, Tourism Awards | Leave a reply