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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.

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

Travel Trade Opportunities
If your business strategy includes attracting international visitors to your doors you’ll want to take action now. TRENZ registration opens 17 Oct and your next season’s trade rates are required now. Read More

Campaign Updates
Keep up to date with what’s happening with TCO campaigns and opportunities. Plus catch up on an exciting event coming to Central in 2019. Read More

TCO Advisory Board - Recruitment
Central Otago District Council is looking for an independent Board Chair and four Board members to a newly established TCO Advisory Board. Applications are now open. Read More

Strategy in Action!
Now that the Tourism Strategy and future structure for TCO is confirmed – what can operators expect? Here is an update about progress. Read More

Campaign Opportunities - Partner with us
A series of marketing initiatives will kick off shortly. Check out how to partner with us for Local’s Weekend, South Island Journeys and expos. Read More

EAT.TASTE.CENTRAL returns with new event partner
Tourism Central Otago’s Eat.Taste.Central regional food and wine campaign is set to return this spring, with a major new event partner with more than food on its mind. Read More

Eat.Taste.Central - 2018 Campaign
Tourism Central Otago are running the second edition of the Eat.Taste Central Food & Wine campaign. This will run in Spring from 14 September to 23 October. Read More

New TCO Strategy & Advisory Board
Following the adoption of a new Tourism Strategy for Central Otago, Council has endorsed changes to the governance model for Tourism Central Otago. Read More

Invite - DQ Australian Insights Workshops
Next week Destination Queenstown is bringing an exciting programme of Australian insights and presentations from industry leaders in our sector. They've extended an invite to all TCO members. Read More

Chinese Mayoral Forum - Invite for business
New Zealand businesses are invited to attend the business forum and business matching sessions on Day 1 of the New Zealand China Mayoral Forum 2017, which will take place in Wellington 3-4 December.  Read More

Eat.Taste.Central - People's Choice Winners announced.
The inaugural People’s Choice section of Eat.Taste.Central has finished and the winners are spread across the region from Alexandra, Cromwell, Chatto Creek and Oturehua. Read More

Rail Trail Stakeholder Workshop - 26 October
Anyone interested in keeping our cycle trails 'Great' is warmly invited to the Otago Central Rail Trail Stakeholder Workshop on 26th October 2017 in Alexandra. Read More

TRENZ 2018 - Dunedin website live.
The TRENZ website for 2018 is now live. Here you will find key details such as the programme, key dates and pricing options for TRENZ 2018. Queries? Contact Read More

Queenstown Airport - 30 year plan consultation
Queenstown Airport are holding a series of consultation sessions for tourism businesses and the community on their new 30yr Master Plan. Read More

i-SITE Locals Weekend - 14 & 15 October
16 local operators have got on board to support the first Central Otago 'Locals Weekend' in association with Central Otago i-SITEs and TCO. Read More

Eat.Taste.Central - Regional Menu
The Eat.Taste.Central Regional Menu campaign is underway with 39 dishes on offer across the region - view the menu and vote for your favourite online. Read More

North Island & Australian Campaign - Get involved...
Tourism Central Otago (TCO) are continuing with an active campaign targeting the Upper North Island and Australia promoting the regions strengths as a cycling and active holiday destination Read More

Tourism Central Otago, in association with 30 local businesses, is launching a new food and wine campaign called EAT.TASTE.CENTRAL this Spring. Read More

i-SITE's keen to promote "Locals' Weekend".
The Central Otago i-SITEs are currently developing an idea to encourage and enable local residents and our 'neighbours' to experience Central Otago’s tourism products. 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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