World Tourism Day – 27 September 2015

In support of World Tourism Day 2015, view this Tourism Stories video in appreciation of tourism and what it does for communities around the world.

Social Media Impact on Tourism

social media impact on tourism

Check out this excellent infographic that highlights “The Tripadvisor Effect” and key social media trends to note for tourism.

Thinking differently about Tourism

Gina Palandini discusses how tourism businesses need to keep up with the fast pace of our changing world and it’s impact on the tourism industry.

Tourism New Zealand Webinars June 2015

Tourism New Zealand

Registrations are now open for Tourism New Zealand’s next series of industry webinars, which kick off on 4th June. These one-hour online webinars are an easy way to keep up to date with the latest market trends, strategic planning and upcoming campaign and trade activity.

Is your website mobile-friendly?


Since 21 April 2015 Google has begun the roll-out of their “mobile-friendly” update whereby it will be “boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results”. This may mean you need to change your business website – TEST IT HERE.

Helping overseas drivers stay safe while driving in New Zealand

Driving NZ

The mainstream media has recently had a feeding frenzy over the number of tourist drivers involved in vehicle accidents in New Zealand. The facts are that we have a high number of self-drive visitors (63% hire cars and 18% hire campervans) and a large number of challenging roads made all-the-more challenging by the spectacular (and […]

Work Safe/Adventure Support – Outrageous Costs?


There’s currently a very active discussion posted by Carl Muir in our LinkedIn Group about the costs and issues faced by adventure tourism operators for the new Work Safe safety audit and registration process. Given the interest and comments made on the LinkedIn Group we thought it would be of benefit to also post this […]

TripAdvisor Acquires Viator: What it Means for Tours & Activities

Tripadvisor & Viator

Last week, TripAdvisor announced that they bought Viator for $200 million, mostly in cash. This is BIG news for the tours & activities sector. Simon Lenoir explores what this may mean for suppliers.

Tourism New Zealand Webinars

Tourism New Zealand

There’s an array of interesting tourism industry webinars coming up offered by Tourism New Zealand. With the convenience of being part of a webinar from your own computer or phone, it’s an easy way to be kept up to date on market trends, campaigns, strategic plans and tourism trade activity

Tourism’s Lofty Goals

Tourism goals 2025

Steve Wilde from Radio New Zealand considers tourism industry plans to almost double visitor value in under a decade aiming to generate per annum revenue of $41 billion by 2025. This strategy is governed under the banner of “Tourism 2025 – Growing value together”.