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ITC Industry News Bulletin #30

Posted on 10/12/2015 by
Welcome to the 30th edition of the ITC Industry News Bulletin! In this week's airline, travel and tourism news, NZ's top 10 Instagrammed locations are named, a new report shines a light on the current state of the industry and much more.

Welcome to the 30th edition of the ITC Industry News Bulletin! In this week’s airline, travel and tourism news, NZ’s top 10 Instagrammed locations are named, a new report shines a light on the current state of the industry and much more.

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Waiheke Island

New Zealand’s ten most Instagrammed locations revealed

Waiheke Island is New Zealand’s ‘most Instagrammed’ location, it was revealed earlier this week. The popular holiday destination secured the top spot ahead of several other beautiful places – see the full list below.

  1. Waiheke Island
  2. Mount Maunganui
  3. Hobbiton Movie Set
  4. Sky Tower
  5. Takapuna Beach
  6. Lake Tekapo
  7. Piha Beach
  8. Wanaka Lakefront
  9. Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa
  10. Skyline Queenstown

The list was compiled based on how many pictures were geo-tagged in each location.

Director of marketing at Tourism New Zealand, Andrew Fraser, told The Bay of Plenty Times that there has been an increase of activity on Instagram recently.

“We can see through the growth of the @PureNewZealand Instagram account and the popularity of the #NZMustDo campaign that both visitors and New Zealanders alike are turning to Instagram to share their New Zealand experiences,” Mr Fraser said.

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ITC Industry News Bulletin #10

Posted on 23/07/2015 by
In this week's bulletin, the tourism industry continues to go from strength to strength, with some economists even hinting it could soon take over dairy as the New Zealand's largest exporter

In this week’s bulletin, the tourism industry continues to go from strength to strength, with some economists even hinting it could soon take over dairy as the New Zealand’s largest exporter

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Airport signage

Visitor arrivals at a record high for the month of June

New Zealand is one step closer to reaching its target of 3 million annual arrivals, thanks to a record-breaking June.

Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler said in a statement: “This month’s annual arrivals, at 2.99 million show we are just short of reaching an annual arrivals figure of three million visitors, which is good news for all New Zealanders. It means more jobs and economic value, not just in the peak summer period but with benefits felt throughout the year.”

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