Today's Tourism News
23 April 2014
Tourism 2025 – Air Connectivity
Cebu Pacific considers NZ route - New Zealand Herald - 23rd Apr 2014
Philippines low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific is eyeing New Zealand as a possible destination following a new air service agreement between the two countries.
Air NZ, Singapore Airlines codeshare gets Singapore regulator tick – NBR, 22 Apr 2014
The proposed codeshare between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines has been given the all clear from Competition Commission Singapore, meaning the accord is now subject only to sign-off from New Zealand's transport minister.
Tourism 2025 – Visitor Experience
Road safety campaign targets Chinese tourists - 3 News - 22nd Apr 2014
A new campaign targeting Chinese visitors driving in New Zealand is set to be launched as part of a larger effort to decrease crashes involving tourists.
Fewer complain about Easter trading - Dominion Post - 23rd Apr 2014
A fall in the number of Easter trading complaints shows people are "down with the complaining and up with the shopping", retailers say.
Easter trading laws a farce - Dominion Post - 23rd Apr 2014
OPINION: Laws that are flouted are bad laws. They bring all laws into disrespect, because they suggest that obedience to the law is a choice.
Easter trading laws need overhaul Key - 3 News - 22nd Apr 2014
Prime Minister John Key says Easter trading laws are not working very well and need to be overhauled.
Push to free up Easter trading - Otago Daily Times - 23rd Apr 2014
Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is changing tack in her bid to allow commercial trading at Easter in tourist towns like Wanaka.
Just sort out Easter's anomalies - Marlborough Express - 22nd Apr 2014
OPINION: All power to the Marlborough District Council in its bid to pressure the Government to change the archaic and absurd laws around Easter trading - even if no one will be holding...
No Wanaka complaints - Otago Daily Times - 23rd Apr 2014
Most Wanaka shops traded over Easter in breach of the Shop Trading Hours Repeal Act 1990, but no-one has complained.
Time to change outdated relic - Christchurch Press - 23rd Apr 2014
OPINION: Last year, just after Easter and yet another round of prosecutions for breaches of the trading laws, Labour Minister Simon Bridges said that consideration was being given to...
Tourism 2025 – Productivity
National links benefit museum - Otago Daily Times - 23rd Apr 2014
The recent Museums Aotearoa annual conference highlighted the advantages of belonging to the national museum organisation, an Otago Museum manager, Caroline Cook, says.
Tourism 2025 – Environment
Marlee takes flight - Southland Times - 22nd Apr 2014
Passengers on an Air New Zealand flight from Queenstown to Auckland today were in rare company, with a takahe aboard.
Other tourism news
Investors sought for Hutt motel, bar - Dominion Post - 22nd Apr 2014
Two Lower Hutt businesses are up for sale through Paul Hastings & Company, offering investment and owner-operator opportunities.
TIA member media releases
Winter F.A.W.C! 2014 tickets on sale – Tourism Hawke’s Bay, 22 Apr 2014
Winter F.A.W.C! dates have been announced for June 2014 with tickets going on sale to the general public tomorrow , Wednesday 23rd at 12 noon.
Partnership targets visitor safety on New Zealand roads – TNZ, 22 Apr 2014
Tourism New Zealand, the New Zealand Transport Agency and Air New Zealand have joined forces to target Chinese tourists with important road safety messages before they get behind the wheel.
Skyline Enterprises announce new Chair – Skyline Enterprises, 22 Apr 2014
The Directors of Skyline Enterprises are pleased to announce the election of Mark Quickfall to the role of Chairman from 20 April 2014.