Regional Tourism Highlights: Jan 2019Posted on 30/01/2019 by Jess O'Connor
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.
Welcome to the first Regional Tourism News Update of the year. As expected, 2019 has got off to a busy start, with plenty happening all around the country.
Here are some of the top regional tourism headlines for the month.
The Department of Conservation is investing more money in educating tourists in the hope they will not harm New Zealand’s environment over summer.
Stewart Island has been recognised as one of only five International Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world; a recognition that’s expected to help drive local tourism.
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Matamata could see even more tourists coming through town if Hobbiton’s bid to increase tourist numbers is successful.
In this opinion article, Stuff.co.nz columnist provides an update on the latest happenings (or non-happenings) of the proposed Wellington Airport runway extension.
Transport officials are considering a cycleway as part of the Manawatu Gorge replacement road.
Changes could be afoot for tourists visiting Milford Sound, according to Newsroom journalist David Williams. Could tourists have to pay more to visit this attraction in the near future?
The art scene in Whanganui could help drive more ‘arty tourists’ to the city.
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