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Regional tourism highlights: April

Posted on 24/04/2019 by

The Wairarapa region is being dubbed as an ‘undiscovered gem’.

At the end of each month, we bring you regional tourism highlights so you can stay up-to-date with airline, travel, and tourism news from around New Zealand.

Can you believe it’s nearly May already?

April was a big month for New Zealand tourism, with plenty of positive news to report from around the country.

Here are some of the top regional tourism headlines.

Queenstown tour operator given $900k funding boost

Destination Queenstown’s budget has been increased by close to $1 million, signalling this tourist hot spot will receive more investment in the near future.

Tourism workers in high demand as visitor numbers surge

The demand for skilled tourism workers is still high around the country, Newstalk ZB reports.

The Luminaries TV series tipped to be tourism ‘gold’ for Westland

Filming is underway for the television adaptations of Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries, a Booker Prize winning novel set in Hokitika.

TIA calls for govt to use GST to fund local govt tourism activities

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) is recommending that the Government considers using GST to fund local tourism activities and infrastructure.

Wellington tourism campaign offers to make you younger

Apparently, a trip to the capital could turn back the clock.

Wairarapa tourism matures with a new online tourism campaign

A new video targeting Australian tourists hopes to attract more visitors to this region, which is being dubbed as an ‘undiscovered gem’.

That’s all for this month. We’ll be back at the end of May with more updates. If you want to stay up-to-date in real time, please subscribe to our Industry News Bulletin.

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