Air New Zealand has disclosed the airline's "skycouch" which followed a successful safety campaign in May. "The first major improvement in economy class travel comfort in 20 years - beds" is what the company calls it. The service will be a boon for passengers who get tired of sitting around in the economy class and yearn to lie down.
Brisbane's new tourism campaign to lure female visitors has been tagged "sleazy, cheap and nasty".
The state's tourism chiefs are in a process to invest $600,000 of taxpayers’ money on a campaign to attract visitors to Brisbane. And the best that Pete the Promoter and his marketing geniuses can come up with is: "What are you up for?".
The State government of Gold Cost has announced a slew of measures for the promoting tourism in the province. It has drawn plans for promoting Gold Coast tourism by investing an extra $500,000 on domestic and international marketing for promoting tourism in Queensland.
Announcing the plans, Tourism Minister and the Member for Southport, Mr. Peter Lawlor said that the funds have been announced in line with government’s Tourism Action Plan devised to promote tourism in the state.
New Zealand government has announced $500m for Auckland's rail system for helping it to buy environment friendly electric trains. Transport Minister Steven Joyce added that the loan would be sectioned as soon as possible for beginning the first train operations from 2013.
Auckland's rail network has already achieved double tracking and the next stage of electrification is a step to provide Aucklanders with a speedy and very comfortable journey.
China has announced to come up with a "little New Zealand" with an investment of $400 million for tapping huge tourism potential of the region besides opening doors for employment, education and immigration opportunities.
New Zealand based Awataha Marae in Northcote has signed a deal with a major Chinese company for developing a theme park project with huge employment opportunities at Qufu City located at northeastern province of Shandong in China.
New Zealand's companies Whale Watch Kaikoura and YHA Wellington City have been awarded three different laurels for responsible tourism at the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards, held to celebrate World Responsible Tourism Day, in London. Delighted by the news, Tourism New Zealand has asserted that these awards are "will deserved" and will "generate fantastic coverage for New Zealand".
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