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Special Areas of Interest for the New Zealand Tourism Industry

Indigenous Peoples Week Celebrates Indigenous Tourism, August 6-12

Find out about Indigenous Peoples Week August 6-12, the 2nd annual celebration of social media storytelling about indigenous peoples and tourism around the world.

Five ways the little men with hairy feet can bring you bookings

Gina Paladini offers ways for tourism businesses to capitalise on the upcoming “The Hobbit” movie as a way to boost tourism to New Zealand

Why Tourism Can And Will Change Its Operating Model

Anna Pollock continues her discussion on Conscious Travel and why the Tourism industry can and will change it’s operating model

Screw Tourism As Usual – 2012 is the Year to Make That Happen

Anna Pollock offers her thoughts and predictions for 2012 regarding business, capitalism and the Conscious Travel movement providing further thought provoking considerations for tourism entrepreneurs.

Preview: Responsible Tourism Week 2012

Responsible Tourism Week is an online unconference exploring down-to-earth applications of noble concepts including responsible tourism, conscious travel, local travel and ecotourism with practical and inexpensive social media. Everyone’s invited.

Conscious Travel: The What and the Why

The operating model that has created a global tourism industry is dying and a new model is emerging. The rules of the game are being re-invented, right now.

Evaluating the World Rugby Cup 2011: Report from Auckland

Auckland – It’s too soon to tell about the lasting legacies of the Rugby World Cup, but the Auckland Council has published its Rugby World Cup Evaluation Report.

Inspirational Case Studies on Video

Some interesting tourism case study videos recommended by James Hacon

Poll: How Were Your Bookings over the RWC Period?

It’s all over now and we’d love your feedback – vote on our poll and provide any thoughts you have about the impact on tourism businesses from the Rugby World Cup 2011.

Poll: How Have your September Bookings Been?

Now that the Rugby World Cup has kicked off and there have been thousands of supporters travelling around New Zealand during September it’s a good time to gauge how this influx has benefited tourism operators.