Reflecting on a big year in NZ tourismPosted on 13/12/2017 by Jess O'Connor
It’s been a big year for the New Zealand tourism industry. New Zealand has hosted the Lions rugby tour, welcomed several international influencers on famil trips, launched new flights to exciting locations, and much more.
Here is a round-up of some of the top tourism news stories from 2017 to refresh your memory (and celebrate another big year). Don’t forget to sign up to our Industry News Bulletin if you’d like a weekly airline, travel & tourism news update.
New Zealand was ranked the eighth happiest country in the world (out of 155), according to the fifth annual World Happiness Report.
As many as a third of tourists who visit New Zealand are return visitors, suggesting that one trip is simply not enough to take in the sights.
A massive 96 per cent of New Zealanders strongly agree that international tourism is good for the country.
The North Island’s Waitomo glowworm caves, and the South Island’s Moeraki Boulders and Milford Sound all made it onto the list in Lonely Planet’s book: ’50 Natural Wonders to Blow Your Mind’.
A survey by Conde Nast Traveler highlighted the top 25 most wish-listed countries around the world – and New Zealand landed in fifth place.
International visitors are extremely happy about their time in New Zealand, with 96 per cent of them saying that their trip either met or exceeded their expectations.
New Zealand is currently experiencing its biggest growth in hotel development in history, according to the National Director of Colliers International.
The United States tourism magazine Conde Nast Traveller has titled Air New Zealand as the top airline in the world in its 30th annual awards.
These are just some of the top tourism stories that made headlines in 2017. To stay up-to-date with tourism news in 2018, don’t forget to sign up to our weekly Bulletin.Posted in News, Tourism Spotlight | Leave a reply