Category: Oceania


Hobbit helps to bring tourists to New Zealand

New Zealand becomes the centre of attraction for tourists from various corners of the world with the help of the images provided by Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, said Tourism New Zealand. The first released film of the sequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey helped to increase inbound travel and enhanced the image of Tourism NZ […]

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Direct flights between Christchurch and Perth to begin

Direct flights between Christchurch and Perth will begin this December. Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have announced twice weekly services from early December till late April, the first direct service between the two cities in more than 20 years. The service is being primarily introduced for 21 weeks and it will need to prove […]

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New Zealand PM announces $158 million tourism package

A budget of NZ$158 million will be injected to New Zealand’s tourism sector, to boost the country’s travel industry profile for the next four years. New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key unveiled this plan recently, focusing on new initiatives to draw the high net worth travellers, into the country. Key, who is also the Tourism […]

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Tourism Tasmania takes visitors behind the scenery

In a bid to draw diverse category of tourists to the state, a new campaign for Tourism Tasmania has been launched highlighting the pubs, art and unusual pieces of Tasmania, rather than the natural wonders of the state. The innovative campaign, titled ‘Go Behind the Scenery’, has been launched nationally by JimJam Ideas with a 60-second TV […]

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New Zealand welcomes same-sex wedding tourism from Australia

Tourism New Zealand has recently launched a social media campaign to lure Australian same-sex couples to travel across the Tasman Sea to tie the knot. New Zealand’s tourism body took the help of popular social media site Facebook to show its support for the passing of same-sex marriage laws by converting its logo into a […]

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Matthew Hayden to promote Queensland among Indian tourists

In a bid to tap the growing Indian overseas traveller market, Australian state of Queensland has roped in legendary cricketer Matthew Hayden for a new tourism campaign. Minister for Tourism in Queensland Jann Stuckey said the `Go Beyond` campaign would showcase Queensland’s rainforests, beaches and the Great Barrier Reef, which are extremely popular with Indian […]

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Fiji’s national carrier’s unveils first New Airbus A330

The arrival of Air Pacific airline’s new A330-200 Airbus will help Fiji to expand and sustain its connections to countries with a high number of out-bound tourists, said Fiji President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau. Speaking during the arrival of the Airbus at the Nadi International Airport, the main international gateway for the Republic of Fiji, Ratu […]

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New Zealand, Taiwan urged to resume direct flights

New Zealand and Taiwan must resume direct flights to further boost their tourism sectors after the recent proliferation in the number of Taiwanese tourists to New Zealand, an envoy from the South Pacific nation said. Stephen Payton, director of the New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office in Taipei, said New Zealand registered an unprecedented 8% […]

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Tourism campaign to woo Chinese residents to Queensland

A new tourism campaign targeting Australia’s Chinese community will start this week in an attempt to increase Queensland’s share of the international market. Minister for Tourism in Queensland Jann Stuckey said the campaign would attract Chinese residents either working or studying in Australia to holiday in Queensland. “Australia’s Chinese community represents an influential group for […]

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Newly designed NZ app available for tourists

Tourists looking to explore the exotic destinations of New Zealand are now able to convert their smartphones and tablets into interactive audio tour guides thanks to a new free app. The app takes help of the GPS function in the device to inform travellers about more than 1200 points of historical and cultural interest as […]

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