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Air New Zealand is expanding its Pacific Rim network with flights between Manila and Auckland set to start in December 2016.
Chief executive Christopher Luxon believes there will be steady demand for this service, especially given how much New Zealand’s Filipino population has grown.
“The number of visitors from the Philippines is also continuing to grow rapidly, up more than 20 per cent in the past year alone so we’re anticipating that demand for this service will be steady in both directions,” Mr Luxon said.
Once the new flight goes ahead, Air New Zealand will be flying to a total of over 32 international destinations.News, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Air New Zealand, Airline News, New Zealand tourism news, NZ Hotel Industry Conference, Travel News | Leave a reply
The Tourism Industry Association (TIA) is highlighting the potential benefits ‘marine tourism’ could bring to New Zealand.
In a submission to the Ministry for the Environment, the TIA is calling for the government to consider tourism when making decisions about marine protected areas.
“Tourism operators such as whale watch operators, seal swimming operators, diving and snorkelling operators, kayak operators and recreational fishing charters have strong links and interests in marine protected areas,” says TIA chief executive Chris Roberts.
Mr Roberts added that new marine protected areas could “support the tourism industry’s Tourism 2025 goal of growing total annual tourism revenue to $41 billion over the next decade”.News, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Air New Zealand, marine tourism, New Zealand, New Zealand tourism news, New Zealand travel news, TIA | Leave a reply