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ITC Industry News Bulletin #26

Posted on 12/11/2015 by
In this week's airline, travel and tourism news, Qantas and American Airlines announce a new daily service between Auckland and LA, accommodation providers enjoy another record-breaking month and much more.

In this week’s airline, travel and tourism news, Qantas and American Airlines announce a new daily service between Auckland and LA, accommodation providers enjoy another record-breaking month and more.

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American Airlines

New American air service brings economic benefits

Qantas and American Airlines have announced a new daily route between Los Angeles and Auckland, with regional New Zealand connections via Jetstar. Chief executive of the Tourism Industry Association Chris Roberts says this new service is yet another step in the right direction towards NZ’s Tourism 2025 goals.

“The US is our third biggest visitor market and they enjoy what we have to offer. Tourism operators around the country will be keen to support this new service with activities and experiences that appeal to North American visitors,” says Mr Roberts.

“It’s fantastic to see airlines responding to the strong demand out of North America to visit New Zealand by increasing the supply.”

The new service is planned to commence in June 2016.

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ITC Industry News Bulletin #22

Posted on 15/10/2015 by
In this week's Industry News Bulletin, we take a look at tourism in the South Island, with both Queenstown and Christchurch experiencing growth and forecasting a busy summer season.

In this week’s Industry News Bulletin, we take a look at tourism in the South Island, with both Queenstown and Christchurch experiencing growth and forecasting a busy summer season.

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Christchurch City

Christchurch CBD Awakens

As construction projects inch closer to completion and companies begin to return to the CBD, the Christchurch business community is enjoying ‘a renewed sense of optimism’, the New Zealand Herald reports.

In this in-depth feature article, the Herald interviews a series of Christchurch businesspeople about the current climate, five years after the 2010 earthquake.

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce general manager Leeann Watson told the Herald that businesses are now beginning to return to the CBD.

“All businesses had to move out of the central city because it was closed down for a considerable amount of time, so they didn’t have any choice but to go and set up elsewhere,” Ms Watson said.

“What we’re seeing now is those businesses have come back and are coming back.”

Christchurch’s regeneration is a positive sign for the tourism industry, with more people visiting the Garden City each year. Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism chief executive Tim Hunter is expecting this summer to be another busy season.

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ITC Industry News Bulletin #6

Posted on 25/06/2015 by
In this week's Industry News Bulletin, autumn arrivals continue to drive positive growth, Rotorua tourism industry sees unusually busy winter and Qatar Airlines is once again named Airline of the Year

In this week’s Industry News Bulletin, autumn arrivals continue to drive positive growth, Rotorua tourism industry sees unusually busy winter and Qatar Airlines is once again named Airline of the Year

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autumn

 Autumn arrivals continue to drive positive growth

2015 is shaping up to be an amazing year for the tourism industry, with Tourism New Zealand reporting ‘record-setting’ holiday arrivals in autumn. In May alone total holiday arrivals were up by 16.5 per cent. Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler said the latest data “brings us even closer to an annual arrivals figure of three million”.  (more…)

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ITC Industry News Bulletin #1

Posted on 20/05/2015 by
In this week's Industry Bulletin tourism jobs are in high demand, Tourism NZ launches a new campaign and TRENZ opens in Rotorua, plus many more interesting stories

In this week’s Industry Bulletin tourism jobs are in high demand, Tourism NZ launches a new campaign and TRENZ opens in Rotorua, plus many more interesting stories

Welcome to the first edition of the ITC Industry News Bulletin, a weekly round-up of the latest news from the airline, travel and tourism industries.

You can read more about the strategy behind the Industry News Bulletin here.

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Tourism industry set to grow

Tourism workforce set to grow almost 40%

The New Zealand tourism industry will need as many as 36,000 more full-time workers by 2025, according to research released by the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) this week.

“TIA is working with the tourism industry to develop a People & Skills Strategy which looks at how to attract more people to work in the tourism industry in the short, medium and long term. This work is progressing well and we expect to launch it publicly later this year,” TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts said in a media release. (more…)

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