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Killing Time in a Backcountry Hut

It probably doesn’t come as a great surprise that around 30% of New Zealand is public land, and a lot of it covered by 18 incredible National Parks. What you may not know, though, is that there are over 950…

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TAA: share economy operators need to play by the rules

Labor Party leader Bill ShortenTAA has made a number of submissions to State and Federal inquiries on the need to tighten regulations governing commercial operators using the share economy to let short-term accommodation without meeting the requirements imposed on legitimate…

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BESydney helps secure $400 million in business events

Business Events Sydney CEO Lyn Lewis-SmithAt its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held this week (Oct 22), BESydney reported outstanding results for Sydney and NSW between 1 January 2014 and 30 June 2015, despite challenging times with the convention centre redevelopment…

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Success in the Himalayas

Active Himalayas was proud and excited to see the season’s first ‘Mustang’ trip head out on August 24. The trek could only be described as challenging, rewarding and inspiring. We caught up with trip leader Dan Thomas, and he gave…

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TIA aims for $9 billion bump

The Domestic Tourism Working Group met again this week to further the development of a Domestic Travel Strategy.The aim of this work is to ensure New Zealand’s tourism industry retains a strong focus on domestic travel and to ensure opportunities…

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ICC Sydney’s IMEX push

The film invites viewers to experience the world class features, design and capacity of Australia’s first fully-integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment destination, while showcasing the new venue’s integration with its immediate environment and surrounding precincts in the heart of Australia’s…

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NZ to impose a travel tax on visitors

The New Zealand Government will impose a travel tax of $21.57 (incl. GST) per air passenger and $26.22 (incl. GST) per cruise passenger, with the money collected replacing the current Crown funding of border services provided by Customs and Ministry…