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Articles relevant for the New Zealand Tourism Industry Activities and Attractions Sector

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.

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 […]

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).

Case Study: Tourism Businesses Improving their Community

This case study highlights that a combination of small town community spirit and proactive tourism businesses is the perfect mix of ingredients to create something special to impress visitors.

3 Tour or Activity Site Imagery Must-Haves

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Visuals are a great tool for piquing your customers’ interest. Simon Lenoir offers some tips on the types of images you should be using on your website to promote tourism tours or activities

Online Booking System Tips for Activity & Tour Operators

online booking system tips for tour and activity operators

With the continuing growth of online bookings for the travel market, Simon Lenoir offers some key advice and tips for activity and tour operators when considering options for an online booking system

WIFI Can Be The Maker or Breaker

Free WIFI a must

James Hacon provides a pretty convincing list of reasons why as a tourism business you should offer free WIFI access for customers…

The Art of Packaging – Part 2: Attractions and Activities

James Hacon shares how attractions and activities can gain more business through accommodation providers with a case study to look at how packaging can encourage accommodation providers to sell your product.

The Art of Packaging – Part 1: Accommodation

Accommodation & Activites Tourism packaging

This is not a blog post about taping boxes or wrapping parcels – instead James Hacon offers some hints about packaging your tourism product with others and how this can benefit your business.