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?

rafting

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”.

TRENZ for Exhibitors – To go or not to go?

TRENZ exhibitors

There’s no doubt that Tourism Rendevous New Zealand (TRENZ) is a significant annual marketing opportunity for any small-medium tourism operator in New Zealand. The decision to invest in becoming an exhibitor to connect with those vital international agents can be a tough one for many as the upfront outlay and financial commitment can really make […]

How the Internet Influences the Luxury Traveller

Activities & travel for luxury travellers

Gina Paladini provides an excellent analysis of how the luxury traveller behaves online and offline to research and book their travels.

Should Tourism Operators Pay for the Right to Visit Iconic Locations?

THe Hole in the Rock

A complex and ongoing issue has been going on in the Bay of Islands for many years, but now a Maori Trust has decided to launch a public awareness and protest campaign over their battle with tourism operators who sell boat trips to pass though their privately owned “The Hole in the Rock” (Motukokako).

What you need to know about the Millennial Mindset

Millennial generation travellers

Simon Lenoir provides some valuable insights into the “Millennial Generation” of travellers and how to best capture their bookings

Be Wary of Promises from SEO Professionals

Google and SEO

How many cold calls does your business receive promising you top ranking in google for your website?