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Brexit hits the backpacker market and spending plunges by $167m

Brexit hits the backpacker market and spending plunges by $167m

A $167 million drop in spending by youth travellers has the tourism industry worried as British and German backpackers give New Zealand a miss. Backpacker and adventure tourism businesses are writing a “please explain” letter to Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) wanting to know the reason for the plunging numbers, and what is ...

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Does New Zealand have too much tourism?

Does New Zealand have too much tourism?

ANALYSIS: You may be aware of media stories about too many tourists in Venice, Amsterdam and Paris. But what about the million tourists to Milford Sound or the 600,000 tourists to the Church of the Little Shepherd in Tekapo or the 130,000 tourists to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing? There seem to be ...

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Bringing Gisborne to the world

Gisborne tourism representatives pitched the region’s offerings to buyers across the world at the nation’s biggest tourism expo. Representatives from Activate Tairawhiti — Eastland Community Trust’s economic development arm — and four Gisborne tourism operators attended the three-day TRENZ expo in Rotorua to further promote a region already leading New ...

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New Zealand on show for international business event organisers

New Zealand on show for international business event organisers

CINZ MEETINGS, organised by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand, is the largest annual event for connecting influential domestic, Australian and international buyers with New Zealand’s key regions, meeting facilities, accommodation, off-site venues and activities. CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says New Zealand is moving up the ranks of global conference ...

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The tech sector won’t wait for us to catch up

The tech sector won't wait for us to catch up

OPINION: One of the most exciting programmes the Asia New Zealand Foundation runs connects New Zealand entrepreneurs with their Asia counterparts.   At a time of quite a bit of doom and gloom internationally, it is genuinely uplifting to see energetic young business leaders embracing technology and finding ingenious ways to monetise ...

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Asia Minute: New Zealand Targets Sustainable Tourism

Asia Minute: New Zealand Targets Sustainable Tourism

Hawaii is not the only set of islands dealing with changing expectations for the tourism industry. This week, New Zealand has recalibrated its goals for visitors, and their impact on the economy and the environment. Just five years ago, New Zealand hoped its annual visitor spending could reach 41 billion ...

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Varadkar to address Paris summit on online extremism

Varadkar to address Paris summit on online extremism

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to tell an online extremism summit in Paris that Ireland’s experience with extremist violence is a reminder of what he called the “devastating impact” of radicalisation on families, communities and society. The ‘Christchurch Call’ meeting comes in the wake of the New Zealand terror attacks in ...

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Paris summit to tackle threat from online hate speech

Paris summit to tackle threat from online hate speech

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to tell the Online Extremism Summit in Paris that Ireland’s experience with extremist violence is a reminder of what he called the “devastating impact” of radicalisation on families, communities and society. The meeting comes in the wake of the New Zealand terror attacks in March, ...

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