Thirty-two tourism operators and stakeholders from 26 organisations have been announced as finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Tourism Awards - the $36 billion tourism industry’s most prestigious awards.
The tourism industry is prepared to accept a new charge to be paid by international visitors but is insisting that it is used in a carefully targeted way to enhance their experience of New Zealand.
Several thousand people turned out last Saturday to see and experience the new Lower Hutt Events Centre and refurbished Town Hall.
New Zealand at Expo 2020 is seeking service providers to support a world-class pavilion and visitor experience to showcase the best of New Zealand at the next World Expo, hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The services required for the New Zealand pavilion have been split into three categories: pavilion operations, hospitality and design store. Individual organisations and consortia may submit proposals to deliver one, two or all three of the categories and will be evaluated on the delivery of a premium quality and seamless pavilion experience.
A request for proposal has been released on the New Zealand Government Electronic Tender Services platform GETS and the Expo 2020 procurement portal.
Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, South Asia or Africa. Around 180 nations will participate in the six-month event that is expected to attract 25 million international visitors.