Travel Sector

New Brisbane Tourism Ad Described as Sloppy

Brisbane's new tourism campaign to lure female visitors has been tagged "sleazy, cheap and nasty".

Government announces package for Gold Coast tourism

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.

Auckland metro rail gets $500m from Government

Auckland metro rail gets $500m from Government

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.

Chinese company plans for 'little NZ'

Chinese company plans for 'little NZ'

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.

NZ's Whale Watch Kaikoura and YHA Wellington City Win International Tourism Awards

Whale Watch Kaikoura

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".

Kiwi Holidaymakers help in Travel Sector growth

Kiwi Holidaymakers help in Travel Sector growth

Statistics New Zealand today released new figures under the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA): 2009, reporting 1.1 per cent increase in spending to $21.7 billion in the year ended March 2009.

The report gave its credit to Kiwi holidaymakers whose spending worked well to stimulate domestic expenditure to $12.4 billion.

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