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TCO News & Updates

Here you'll find regular news, updates, and event information from Tourism Central Otago

Are you in need of tourism and travel sector updates or want to access up to date information that will help support your business?  

Below you’ll find links to online business tools and advisory sites, plus updates on recent activity undertaken by Tourism Central Otago, and upcoming opportunities relevant to tourism in the Central Otago region.

Operator Workshop 12 June
Check out the agenda and make sure you register for the upcoming workshop on 12 June Read More

TCO Drop in Sessions
TCO are now regularly taking the team on the road around the region. Check out where and when you can catch up with them Read More

News and Updates
It’s going to be a big year for tourism product development with a number of projects underway or about to start. Check out just some of them here Read More

NZ Tourism Awards
The New Zealand Tourism Awards celebrate individual and business success across the dynamic $39.1 billion tourism industry Read More

Understand the value of being part of TRENZ, a key window into New Zealand’s $39.1 billion tourism industry Read More

New Central Otago NZ Visual Library
The Central Otago NZ asset library is available to help you promote the region, tell the Central Otago story and share ‘A World of Difference’. Read More

Tourism Advisory Board Meeting Schedule
Here are the dates for 2019 Tourism Advisory Board meetings and Operator Workshops.  Operators from across the district are welcome to attend any of the workshops. Read More

Lower South Marketing Alliance
Tourism Central Otago have signed a Memorandum of Understanding forming the Lower South Marketing Alliance Read More

RTO Trade Days in Auckland
Andrea Lauder and Ali Mason recently represented the region at the annual Inbound Tour Operators trade days in Auckland Read More

Roxburgh hosts Tourism Advisory Board
More than 30 tourism stakeholders attended events in Roxburgh, where the Board gave an update on major projects and key initiatives moving forward. Read More

Central Otago - Infometrics Update
The Central Otago economy experienced a 4.2% increase in filled jobs over the March 2018 year with 510 new positions created, according to the latest report from Infometrics. Read More

Central Otago Labour Survey Horticulture and Viticulture
In 2018, Druce Consulting was engaged by the Central Otago Labour Governance group to undertake a survey of labour issues in the horticulture and viticulture sectors in Central Otago. Read More

Draft  - Economic Development Strategy
Central Otago District Council is seeking public feedback on its Draft Central Otago Economic Development Strategy 2018-2023. Read More

TCO Update
Trade-ready operators are invited to attend a Lower South Island Trade workshop; Alison Mason heads to Sydney to meet Travel Media and Andrea Lauder attends Tourism NZ’s Australian Trade workshop; whilst here in Central, we have a new Alexandra i-SITE Team Leader Read More

Tourism Advisory Board first meeting
Tourism Central Otago's newly established Tourism Advisory Board met for the first time in January. Read More

i-SITE Update
Central Otago i-SITE’s are participating in a national responsible camping initiative. We welcome the new team leader in Alexandra, show off the refurbished Ranfurly i-SITE and warn about advertising placements. Read More

Brand & Advisory Board Launch Event
Attend the launch of the new Central Otago Visitor Guide and Map together with the announcement of the newly appointed Tourism Advisory Board Read More

Industry Famil - Cellar Door and Wine Tasting
Central Otago Winegrowers invites all tourism and accommodation providers to our Cellar Door famils. Come along and find out what Cellar Door wine experiences are available for the upcoming tourist season and enjoy sampling a selection of Central Otago wines. There will be a presentation from the Cellar Doors followed by a Central Otago wine tasting. Read More

E.T.C - Judges Award Best Tastes in Central Otago
Central Otago café and restaurant staff have baked, roasted, seared, brewed and fermented their way to offer 34 dishes and 32 matching beverages from all over Central Otago over the past four weeks and now the results are in. Read More

Digital Marketing Update
Is your digital presence up to speed to deliver the best possible outcomes for your business? We share some tips and news about upcoming changes here. Read More
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference 'A World of Difference' defines what is uniquely Central Otago as a place and a community. Read More

Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes
Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes Meet some unique and passionate Central Otago locals and be introduced to their favourite places and activities. Read More

Food & Wine
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
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