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Articles relevant for the New Zealand Tourism Tours and Packages Sector

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).

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

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.

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.

Young Kiwi Businessman Returns Home to Win Tourism Entrepreneur Award

ryan-sanders-tourism-award-2010

A classic story of a young New Zealand businessman who has returned home and ‘done good’. Ryan Sanders, owner of Haka Tours, has recently been recognised for his innovation in tourism.

What Do Ecotourists Expect Out of a Tourism Product?

What Ecotourists expect

An article based on anecdotal evidence of 12 years in the ecotourism industry as a guide with some useful points to consider about what Ecotourists want from tourism products.

Nominate an Unsung Hero for Wanderlust Guide Awards

Wanderlust Guide Awards

Top independent UK travel magazine Wanderlust is looking for the world’s best guides and tour leaders. There are only a few days left to nominate New Zealand’s top tour guides for the awards. Nominations close Thursday 25 February.

What Travellers Really want to Discover in New Zealand

Tourists

After being both a tour guide, managing a Tour Company and spending a year being a traveller myself I have a pretty good understanding of what makes the difference between a good trip and a great trip to a country.

ITOC Conference 2010

ITOC Conference 2011

The Inbound Tour Operators Council annual conference for 2010 will be held in Blenheim at the Marlborough Convention Centre from 17-18 August.