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Regional tourism highlights: October

Posted on 31/10/2018 by

Stunning Lake Wanaka made headlines this month as Lake Wanaka Tourism is up for an award.

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.

Campaign encourages visitors to explore more of New Zealand

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.

NZ guest nights at record in August as tourism boom continues

Guest nights around the country continued to climb to record heights in August, a direct reflection of rising numbers of domestic and international travellers.

Southland tourism revs up to earn $1 billion by 2025

Venture Southland has big tourism goals for 2025, and will soon be starting public consultation to gather input for its tourism strategy.

Lake Wanaka Tourism shortlisted in marketing awards

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.

Tourists provide good end to winter in Hawke’s Bay

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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