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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.

Regional Business Support Webinars
The Otago Regional Business Partner Network is available to support businesses through COVID-19. The service is funded by government and delivered by the Otago Chamber of Commerce. Read More

International Visitors & Workers - Visa Update
Important update for holders of a work, student, or visitor visas. Read More

Talk Tourism - New Facebook Group
TCO have setup an operators group on Facebook to keep the industry connected and enable us to run some digital 'Talk Tourism' sessions. The first trial is this Friday. Read More

COVID-19 Government Website
Official Government website for all COVID-19 updates. Read More

COVID-19 Business Support Package Announcement
Today central government announced details of its support package in response to COVID-19. The packages are intended to assist businesses through this period of uncertainty. Please take time to read and review the options available Read More

COVID-19 Impact Survey
We need to understand how you may be being impacted by COVID-19 and how we can best support you going forward.  Read More

COVID-19 Information
Where you should go to source the most up to date and official information on COVID-19 Read More

Looking Ahead
We have much to look forward to and celebrate later in the year. The following are just some of the initiatives coming that will make Central Otago an even more compelling visitor destination as we move forward. Read More

Support Services & Information
We’ve identified some key support services available for businesses. Read More

Coronavirus Update
Current information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in China. Read More

CO Wine Pioneer joins Advisory Board
Respected award-winning Quartz Reef winemaker Rudi Bauer is the successful appointee to the Central Otago Tourism Advisory Board Read More

China Ready Guide
A practical guide for business operators in preparation for Chinese New Year 2020 Read More

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
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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