Travel Trade and Media

Welcome to the Travel Trade and Media pages for the Central Otago region.

Tourism Central Otago (TCO) is the Regional Tourism Organisation for Central Otago, and is part of the District Development department of Central Otago District Council. It is a resource for local Central Otago based tourism businesses as well as the Travel Trade. TCO coordinate and facilitate the marketing of Central Otago as a visitor destination.

We invite you to explore this resource area which is designed to help travel trade and media researching Central Otago. Here you will find the generic marketing resources we can provide you, access to our image library, conference & meetings information, tourism research, industry news, potential storylines, i-SITE contacts and information on ordering collateral and brochure material.

For additional industry information and trade resources please contact us.  The information in the Trade Ready Product section will keep you informed about the commissionable tourism product on offer in the Central Otago region. 

Please feel free to contact Tourism Central Otago to discuss the types of experiences or products you require for your clients. We can actively match your product requests to those businesses and communities that meet your needs – saving you precious time.

2016 Media Results
See results of our 2016 media activity. Read More

2015 Media Results
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2014 Media Results
See results of our 2014 media activity. Read More

Trade Ready - Product Overview
Businesses that are listed in the Trade Ready Product category of this website work with inbound tour operators, travel wholesalers and tour companies. These businesses are also coded by the trade symbol to in our main business directory. Read More

Trade Ready - Accommodation
View a range of Central Otago accommodation businesses that work with inbound tour operators, travel wholesalers and tour companies. Read More

Trade Ready - Activities & Tours
View a range of activities & tours in Central Otago that work with inbound tour operators, travel wholesalers and tour companies. Read More

Trade Ready - Cycling Operators
View a range of cycling operators who work with inbound tour operators, travel wholesalers and tour companies. Read More

Marketing Portfolio
Our marketing portfolio outlines the ways in which your business can benefit from focused marketing and be part of the regional Central Otago tourism experience. Read More

Trade Ready - Wineries & Vineyards
View a range of wine tour companies and vineyards that work with inbound tour operators, travel wholesalers and tour companies. Read More

Central Otago Events
Central Otago, New Zealand is a natural arena for events, offering something for everyone, from motorcycle rallies to multisport, horses to history, and festivals for wine, food, blossoms and thyme. Whether participating or just watching, our events have that unique Central difference - it’s a world of difference, where even an event can seem like a holiday! Read More

Central Otago Must Dos
Central Otago truly is a Must Do holiday destination. Cycling our trails at your pace; indulging in a Central Otago wine in stunning settings; eating summer fruit picked straight from the tree - bursting with flavour; trying the ancient sport of curling; fishing, boating and picnicking on our lakes and rivers; playing golf on varied and un-crowded courses; and camping with the family as it used to be at our friendly holiday parks. Read More
Central Otago Food & Wine
Central Otago Food & Wine Central Otago is a place of sheer indulgence – whether it’s fine dining, a casual al-fresco lunch or café culture. You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare and award winning wines at the great selection of cafés, restaurants, cellar doors and country pubs. Read More

Central Otago Towns
Central Otago Towns To travel to Central Otago is to journey into New Zealand’s golden heartland. Its many towns and settlements are founded on the pioneering spirit and back-breaking toil of farming run-holders and adventure-seeking gold miners. These places lie nestled amid the grandeur of towering mountain ranges, stunning rocky tors, sweeping plains, valleys, gorges and meandering and mighty rivers. Read More

Cycle Central Otago
Cycle Central Otago The entire region is criss-crossed with smaller cycling and mountain biking trails for the adventurous or the leisure cyclist and there are lengths to suit any time you might have available. Whether you’re looking to take a holiday with the family, a weekend with friends or a romantic escape, cycling in Central Otago offers something different and memorable. Read More
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