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Regional tourism highlights: February

Posted on 26/02/2020 by

Beautiful Marlborough – one of the regions covered in this month’s regional news update.

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.

Despite the disruptions caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the tourism industry has still been busy throughout the country.

Here are some of the top headlines from February. 

New website launched to promote Marlborough

The website MarlboroughNZ.com includes sections dedicated to the ins and outs of Marlborough including reasons to live, work and invest in the region.

$90m for Queenstown roads to include bus lanes

A $90 million spend on Queenstown’s roads will help ease congestion issues but millions more need to be spent on the district’s transport infrastructure, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult says.

Central Otago wine pioneer joins Tourism Advisory Board

Rudi Bauer, respected award-winning Quartz Reef winemaker, is the newest member of the Central Otago Tourism Advisory Board. 

Cruise ships to keep coming back to Timaru

The second of three cruise ships destined to visit Timaru this summer berthed at the town’s port on Friday morning bringing hundreds of passengers keen to explore the area.

Kaikoura marina redevelopment in planning stages

A project hoped to boost Kaikōura’s tourism offerings is in the planning stages, the council’s chief executive says. 

That’s all for this month. We’ll be back at the end of November 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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