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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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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 #24

Posted on 29/10/2015 by
In this week's industry news, tourism nearly topples dairy as the top export earner and Waiheke Island is voted as one of the world's must-visit destinations for 2016, plus much more.

In this week’s industry news, tourism comes closer to toppling dairy as NZ’s top export earner and Waiheke Island is voted as one of the world’s must-visit destinations for 2016, plus much more.

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Waiheke Island world’s fifth best region: Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet has named Waiheke Island as the fifth best place to visit in 2016 – an accolade that is expected to attract thousands of tourists to the island’s beautiful shores.

According to Lonely Planet’s marketing director, Chris Zeiher, Waiheke was chosen for its gorgeous natural beauty and abundance of tourism activities.

The island is “a utopia of secret coves, beautiful beaches, rolling vineyards, luxury lodges and bohemian sensibilities,” Mr Zeiher said in a statement announcing the list.

“In 2016 Waiheke Island is welcoming the world to sample from its abundant offerings and inviting all visitors to fall under its spell,” he added.

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