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ITC Industry News Bulletin #9

Posted on 16/07/2015 by
The good news continues in this week's bulletin, with positive industry growth rates at domestic, national and international levels.

The good news continues in this week’s bulletin, with positive industry growth rates at domestic, national and international levels.

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Mount Maunganui NZ

Tourism and conservation to benefit from DOC/TIA partnership

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.”

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NZ guest nights rise at fastest pace in 2 years

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.

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IN BRIEF

Qantas adds more flights across Tasman

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.

International tourist arrivals up 4% in the first four months of 2015

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.

Hawke’s Bay tourism industry booms, with peak numbers recorded

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.

Coronet Peak enjoys busiest day on record

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.

$10,000 prize for top Tourism Indusry Award winner

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.

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