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New figures show that one in eight New Zealanders are directly or indirectly employed in tourism, reinforcing the industry's value to communities around the country.
Tourism supports jobs in every part of New Zealand, often in areas where few other opportunities exist, Total tourism expenditure in the year to March 2015 was $29.8 billion, an increase of 10.3 percent on the previous year.
International tourism expenditure increased 17.4 percent to $11.8 billion, while domestic tourism expenditure increased 6.3 percent to $18.1 billion.
The Camper Care Motorhome, Caravan and Leisure show has moved seasons and runs from 16-18 September 2016.
'We are excited to be able to capture the beginning of summer market and agree it's a perfect time to hold a motorhome and caravan show, especially catering for the huge rally that attends the Hamilton show', Event Organizer Michele Connell said.
Experience freedom and adventure at the Camper Care NZ Motorhome, Caravan and Leisure Show, Friday 6th and Sunday 8th November. The best the industry has to offer, all under one roof, over three days, with new products, super show specials and unbeatable deals at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch.
Make a weekend of it and stay at the show for FREE at the TOP 10 Rally. Bring along your caravan or motorhome, purchase a multi-day pass into the show for only $22 and spend a cost effective weekend away catching up with other motorhome and caravan enthusiasts, staying onsite at Horncastle Arena.
Pass the summit of Takaka Hill and head down into the Takaka Valley, you will surely make out the low outline of Farewell Spit, arcing around the eastern flank of the Bay.
Inland, dense bush cloaks the slopes of Kahurangi National Park which surround the lush green pastures on the flat.
It is a magnificent view which signals the start of some special times.
Next year's Covi SuperShow dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11, 12 and 13 of March 2016 at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland.
A Covi release says there was a 21 percent increase in the number of visitors to the 2015 show with more than 18,000 people through the gates.
The NZMCA ran a successful National Rally in neighbouring Alexandra Park that attracted more than 700 vehicles, one of the biggest rallies the NZMCA has ever held.
Balloons over Waikato took the honors for Best Established Community Event in the New Zealand Association of Events Professionals (NZAEP) Awards at Shed 6 in Wellington on Wednesday July 22.
There were 26 finalists across nine categories, all of which bring people and communities together as well as drive domestic and international tourism, Balloons over Waikato 2016 takes off Wednesday 16th March to Sunday 20th March.
Liberalising the Easter trading legislation will benefit the tourism industry and local economies, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
TIA has been calling for Easter trading to be permitted, to better serve both domestic and international travellers, for several years.
Kees and Carol asked GoSee about a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for their planned Jayco Starcraft caravan.
A Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) does not help you adjust ball weight.
It distributes the overall weight of the rig over all wheels- caravan and tow vehicle.
They also want to know about ball weight restrictions. With their Ok here is the discussion for the benefit of Goseers:
The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) has entered into a new business partnership arrangement with two of the world's largest insurance organisations, JLT Insurance Brokers and AIG. 'As a well-respected brand, many of our members will know of AIG through their support of the All Blacks', TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.
JLT is in a position to leverage its in-depth knowledge of the tourism landscape and has invested in a dedicated tourism team to support TIA members, Chief Executive Matthew Riddle says.
Anytime you are visiting a new town or city in New Zealand, the best place to stop in at is an i-SITE.
This is not an optometrist to treat your tired travel eyes.
Would be nice, though...
An i-SITE is a visitor information centre with a team of local people who are experts in everything there is to see and do in their hometown.
You know your are in trouble when you are totally lost and the view from your motorhome is all steeply downhill.
We were so high in sheep country somewhere on a hilltop ridge near Onewhero that birds were flying below us.
At a 'bargain' $160 a day we three perched across the unyielding cab seat as it lurched and jolted along the one-way winding dirt road. Our backs were to the wall in every sense -