Regional tourism highlights: OctoberPosted on 31/10/2018 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.
It’s been another busy month for tourism boards and businesses around the country. With stories like these coming off the back of winter (traditionally our off-peak season), imagine what summer might bring.
Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand ran an online campaign in September offering a free domestic flight to North American visitors. The goal of the campaign was to encourage visitors to explore beyond Auckland.
Guest nights around the country continued to climb to record heights in August, a direct reflection of rising numbers of domestic and international travellers.
Venture Southland has big tourism goals for 2025, and will soon be starting public consultation to gather input for its tourism strategy.
It’s always nice when New Zealand tourism businesses get noticed across the ditch. This time, it’s Lake Wanaka Tourism who is up for an Australian award in the Mumbrella Marketing Awards.
Hawke’s Bay experienced a “particularly strong” end to the winter season, with guest nights up 11 per cent compared with August 2017.
That’s all for this month. We’ll be back at the end of November with more tourism updates.
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