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    Making Middle-earth a reality

    First published in Inside Tourism issue 1004, 20 November

    Middle-earth was brought to life last week for 74 devoted Hobbit fans who won the chance to experience The Hobbit Fan Fellowship journey through New Zealand, hosted by Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand. 

  • Changes in Tourism New Zealand's offshore markets

    Tourism New Zealand's GM Europe and the Americas, Gregg Anderson, will be taking a sabbatical from the organisation when he concludes his current contract in July 2015, after 22 years with the business.  He intends on returning from his sabbatical in late January 2016 after some well deserved travel and R&R.  

  • Social media influencers share NZ with 850,000 followers

    Four Australian social media influencers have been exploring New Zealand and sharing their experiences with their 830,000 followers, thanks to Tourism New Zealand and Flight Centre.

  • US market continues its strong growth trajectory

    All indicators point to a positive growth trajectory for the US market in the wake of its strong economic recovery, was the message delivered to stakeholders at Tourism New Zealand's research and market insights webinar, held last week.

  • Former Black Caps captain goes ‘all out’ to promote the Cricket World Cup

    Former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming is working with Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) to help promote New Zealand in the lead-up to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. 

    • Media Release
    The Hobbit Fan Fellowship arrives in Middle-earth

    Gearing up for the final big screen journey to Middle-earth with the December release of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, the third film in Sir Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Trilogy, an army of up to 75 keen Hobbit fans, their guests and around 40 high profile international media have converged on New Zealand for The Hobbit Fan Fellowship, a six day Middle-earth adventure.

    • Insights
    220 Aussie agents experience a journey through Middle-earth

    More than 220 Australian travel agents departed New Zealand earlier this week, fizzing with enthusiasm after spending six days exploring New Zealand on Tourism New Zealand's Mega Famil. 

    • Media Release
    New Zealand launches new business events advocates programme

    Over the past year New Zealand has played host to everyone from geophysists to private detectives, doctors to journalists, thanks to the support of Tourism New Zealand's (TNZ) business events programme.  

    • Media Release
    New Zealand Fans Middle-earth bound for The Hobbit Trilogy dream journey

    Gearing up for the 11 December release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), four of New Zealand's most passionate and dedicated Hobbit fans are about to set off on an adventure, for a real life Middle-earth experience they would once have only dreamed possible.

  • Kiwi Link - South East Asia’s largest ever

    This year's Kiwi Link South East Asia and Frontliner training events were the largest ever for the region.



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