Regional tourism highlights: MarchPosted on 28/03/2018 by Jess O'Connor
Welcome to a new feature on the Study From Home blog. At the end of each month, we will bring you regional tourism highlights so you can see what’s been happening in small towns and cities around the country.
Summer may be over, but March was still a busy month for regional tourism in New Zealand. Here are some of the top stories to make headlines.
The innovative app ‘Neat Places’ has expanded throughout New Zealand. The app makes it easy for locals and visitors to find the best spots in their area. It now covers Wanaka, Hamilton, Dunedin and Whanganui in addition to Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
NZ ski fields attracted a record-breaking 1.6 million visitors in 2017, and there are plans to increase that number to 2 million by 2020.
Lake Wanaka Tourism has been shortlisted in the ‘Best use of native or content marketing’ category for the Mumbrella Travel Marketing Awards for their #skiWanaka campaign.
Taranaki’s Pukeiti rainforest park will receive a $5.9 million boost, some of which will be spent on creating a new bike trail.
Experts in Wanaka predict there is a “tsunami of tourists coming” and are encouraging the town to prepare for a further influx in visitor numbers.
Uber is set to launch in Dunedin and Queenstown in May, adding a new option for locals and tourists to get around.
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