NEWS & VIEWS

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Welcome to the first edition of the Central Otago ‘World of Tourism’ newsletter. In future this newsletter is how we will keep you informed of news, views, opportunities and upcoming events. The newsletter content will provide a short introduction with a link through to the full details hosted on the website.

New Central Otago Website is 'Live'
Early this year many operators responded to our request to provide information for a listing on the new regional website. www.centralotagonz.com is now live - make sure you check it and your listing out. You will see that only those businesses who provided their words and images are shown ‘live’ on the site. If your business is not featured please do not be concerned as we will shortly send out a special newsletter inviting you to send us your information so you too can feature.

You will see that as well as ‘operator listings’ there has been significant effort put into collating and uploading a huge amount of information about Central Otago as a place to live work and play. We hope you like the end result as much as we do. See More

Australian Visitors and Travel Professionals learn about Central Otago
Alison has just returned from a ‘Best of New Zealand’ tourism expo / road show in Australia. The expo visited 6 cities in 6 days and provided a great opportunity to highlight Central Otago as a destination … Read More

Television Coverage for Central Otago
The new Central Otago website has already seen Tourism Central Otago received enquiries about filming in the region. Whilst still in the research stages these enquiries may see Central Otago feature on both TVNZ’s Breakfast and 6pm One News weather slots. The Good Morning show is also investigating opportunities for filming from Central Otago.

SEMINARS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Central Otago Tourism Operator Seminars
The final full day Tourism Operator Seminar facilitated by Tourism Central Otago will be held in Alexandra on Friday 28 August at the Cellar Door function centre. This is the fourth seminar to be hosted following successful days in Roxburgh, Cromwell and Naseby. Operators who have attended the seminars have provided extremely positive feedback as to the value of the day for them and their business. Read More

Media Training Opportunity
‘Pitch It To Me’ Media Training is a half day seminar developed for the travel industry by one of Australia’s most successful travel journalists, Rachael Oakes-Ash www.oakesash.com. The four hour workshop will ensure you get heard by Australia’s editorial decision makers every time with insider tips on making contact, building a relationship, hosting visiting media, editorial pitches and more. Read More

Tourism Regional Leadership Series Seminars
  • Dunedin – 1 September
    12.30 – 5.30pm
  • Queenstown – 2 September
    12.30pm – 5.30pm

The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA), together with Tourism Dunedin and Destination Queenstown, invites you to attend a Regional Leadership Workshop where you will help identify and discuss the most pressing issues facing our industry. The issues you identify at the workshop will be delivered directly to the Prime Minister at a symposium in Wellington in early October. Read More

Australian Market Insights Seminar – Save the Date

  • Queenstown – 28 September
    10am – 3pm
  • Dunedin – 30 September
    10am – 3pm

More details to follow in early September. Mark your calendar now or register your interest to Michelle.kinney@codc.govt.nz for a seminar providing the New Zealand industry with an update and overview of the Australian Market. The seminar will be facilitated by Tourism New Zealand staff from the Sydney office.
Please note that presentations will be pitched at a level applicable to Qualmarked products or similar.

For enquiries email:  alison.mason@codc.govt.nz , Ph: +64 3 440 0637, Fax +64 3 440 0606
Visit us at: 1 Dunorling Street, PO Box 353, Alexandra 9340, New Zealand