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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.

Get Ready for 2020
TCO's heads up for opportunities in early 2020. Read More

Visitor Spend Data - Oct 2019
See how Central Otago's visitor spend is tracking with the latest data from MBIE. Read More

Ancient Briton Fire Update
An update from the Ancient Briton Hotel following the recent fire! Read More

TCO's 2019 Highlights
The TCO team share their favourite highlights from 2019. Read More

Visitor Trends
The message from Chris Roberts, CEO of TIA, to the tourism sector is that ‘The Boom is over’ but it is not all bad news. Read More

TNZ Resources
As discussed at our recent Trade Workshops, one avenue to consider help in regard to growing your business and to maximise your own marketing effort is Tourism New Zealand’s corporate website Read More

We want to see our local’s saying good morning to the world to support Tourism New Zealand's new campaign – here’s how! Read More

Eat.Taste.Central 2019 - Campaign Overview
Tourism Central Otago is excited to announce that the 2019 Eat.Taste.Central event will run from 20 September to 28 October. 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

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
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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