Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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World Masters Games 2017

Sports events lift hospo growth to new record

The World Masters Games and the Lions rugby tour helped boost hospitality which saw record growth for the food and beverages services industry in the June 2017 quarter.

World Masters Games injects $63m, adds 300K guest nights

The World Masters Games boosted national GDP by $63m, added more than 300,000 guest nights and made a surplus for its organisers of approximately $800,000.

Auckland arrivals surge 21%

Auckland Airport’s international visitor arrivals surged by 21.3% in April on the back of the World Masters Games and Easter.

Snedden slams hoteliers for price gouging

Martin Snedden has criticised Auckland hoteliers for engaging in price gouging during the World Masters Games risking the ire of councillors preparing to vote on targeted rates.

World Masters Games to inject $53m, 266,000 guest nights

The largest event New Zealand has hosted since the 2011 Rugby World Cup starts today with an opening ceremony at Eden Park in Auckland...

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.

Sports tourism set to inject more than $210m in 2017

Six major sports tourism events are set to pump more than $210m into the New Zealand economy in 2017.
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