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Regional tourism highlights: July

Posted on 31/07/2019 by

The government is funding the restoration of Mauri north of Matapouri Beach (pictured).

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.

It’s been another busy month for tourism. Here are the latest regional tourism headlines from around the country. 

New ad campaign aims to sell Taupo and New Zealand to the world

Taupō locals embrace the latest Tourism New Zealand worldwide advertising campaign. 

Southland’s Hump Ridge Track named nation’s newest Great Walk

The remote 61km trail west of Invercargill will receive a $5 million upgrade to be added to New Zealand’s top tier of hikes by 2022.

$1.1m from government to restore Mauri north of Matapouri Beach

The money comes from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF).

$3.6m to boost tourism in Canterbury

Millions will be invested into rubbish bins, toilets and camping facilities in a bid to improve tourism throughout Canterbury.

Christchurch Airport grows against national trend

Christchurch Airport’s annual visitor arrival growth between July and May is 8.5 per cent. 

Tauranga tourism gets support from national body

The national tourism body has thrown support behind Tauranga sector leaders.

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