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Regional tourism highlights: May

Posted on 29/05/2019 by

The tourism boom continues to attract more visitors to the regions, especially to popular resort towns such as Queenstown.

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.

May has been another big month for New Zealand tourism, especially with TRENZ in Rotorua.

Here are some of the top headlines from around the country.

Auckland to Cambridge motorway due for completion next year
Motorists will soon be able to drive 100km from Auckland to Cambridge on a four-lane highway without passing through Hamilton. The motorway is due for completion next year and will likely boost tourism to the region.

Auckland Bungy: Could the city’s new bridge be a tourism attraction?
Hamilton Council is exploring the possibility of adding a bungy platform to a new bridge across the Waikato River.

New Holiday Inn planned for Queenstown as tourists flock to the region
IHG is set to open a new Holiday Inn in Queenstown as the tourism boom continues.

Queenstown sets the stage for Travel Bootcamp this spring
The Travel Bootcamp (an event for travel content creators, bloggers, and social media experts) will be hosted in Queenstown for the first time this spring.

Dunedin a hit with cruise ship passengers
Almost 153,000 cruise ship passengers visited Dunedin and surrounds during the cruise season, bringing much tourism to the city.

Local Focus: Rotorua tourism shines at TRENZ
In May, Rotorua once again hosted TRENZ – the tourism industry’s biggest annual trade show. The city impressed domestic and international visitors alike with its tourism offerings.

Air New Zealand and ChristchurchNZ inspire NZers to visit the city
Air New Zealand and ChristchurchNZ have together launched a new campaign designed to encourage more New Zealanders to visit the city.

Dates announced for TRENZ 2020 in Christchurch
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has revealed that TRENZ 2020 will be held at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, 18-21 May 2020.

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