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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.

Roxburgh hosts Tourism Advisory Board
The recently formed Tourism Central Otago advisory board met in Roxburgh last week. 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

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 Awards 2019 - Nominations
The Central Otago Awards are presented biennially to businesses and individuals that exemplify a commitment to making a difference. Every two years there are a range of Award categories on offer including one for Youth, Apprentices, Young Professionals and Business Excellence, and for Community Services. 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

Tourism Advisory Board Announcement
TCO are pleased to confirm the appointees to the newly established Tourism Advisory Board. We introduce the Chair and members. 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

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
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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