Friday, April 28, 2017
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Holiday Parks & Camping

Social media connects with freedom campers

A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers has been an outstanding success, attracting 2.4 million views over the summer.

Fragmentation drives 3-way split at TOP 10 Holiday Parks

A fragmenting tourist market and increased complexity has driven a three-way branding split of TOP 10 Holiday Parks.

Targeted accommodation rate compromise – still flawed

Talk of a compromise targeted accommodation rate that excludes camping grounds, backpackers and motels on the fringe of the city is underway at Council but not in a way that includes the tourism industry and business and may result in a response that is flawed and potentially illegal.

Holiday parks plough $1bn into economy

Total annual spend by holiday park visitors has broken through the $1bn mark despite a drop in daily expenditure. Visitors staying at New Zealand holiday parks contributed a total of $1.07bn annually, split between $490m...

Holiday parks join predator free effort

Hundreds of holiday parks in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations may soon be free of rats, stoats and possums.

Light-hearted video tackles serious topic

Lake Wanaka Tourism is launching a series of light-hearted educational videos, which aim to deliver some important messages to travellers visiting the region.

New campervan park in time for World Masters Games

A new short-term campervan park at Ellerslie Racecourse has been given the green light, opening up some additional accommodation options in time for World Masters Games 2017 and the DHL New Zealand Lions series.

Auckland tackles freedom camping issue

A bumper tourism season is increasing tensions between freedom campers and locals in Auckland, prompting new moves to see if the conflicting needs of freedom campers and local residents can peacefully co-exist.

Tasman council blocks vehicles from freedom camping area

The Tasman District Council will install gates and a gravel bund to block vehicle access to the informal Reilly Street freedom camping area, in response to concerns about pollution, noise and public safety.

Call for greater tourism funding for communities welcomed

Federated Farmers adding its voice to the call for more central government funding for tourism infrastructure is welcomed by Local Government New Zealand.

Social media campaign reaches freedom campers

A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers is proving highly successful in its first month.
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