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Meeting the Needs and Cultural Requirements of German Tourists
What are the expectations of German Tourists? How do you plan to meet these expectations as a service provider? Answers to your questions and more in this week’s tips to follow when communicating with German Tourists and helping you provide great service to meet their expectations as your guests......
Rathmoy Game Preserve Gets My Vote
Following a hard weekends work and looking around at what would be my choice, then it would have to be Rathmoy Game Estate and Cottage. I figure a weeks getaway in this place might just be the thing to recharge anyones battery.
Rathmoy Hunting cottage is the best thing for the boys weekend out and the comfort and relaxation in the cottage sounds like just the thing for a relaxing weekend for the girls.....
Trends in New Zealand Tourism
Trenz 2010 featured discussions based on changes the Tourism Industry was facing. As if swine flu, volcanic eruptions, and political unrest is not enough now Tourism Operators need to recognise the impact of online space. Online space being a much quicker and more cost efffective marketing tool is driving an "unprecedented change" to last minute bookings.
What does this mean at the coal face! It does not change anything as these trends are already inplace, however it does impact on the decisions Operators make as to where their marketing directions are taking them! and that needs to be online. Just as online shopping is set to soar, retail sales in New Zealand are predicted to hit $1 billion, the tourism industry needs to recognise this trend and act to catch the wave.
Orana Wildlife Park - Kiwi Chick
Orana Wildlife Park proudly annouce the arrival of kiwi chicks with this press release. New Zealands world heritage is its Kiwis, we must protect this heritage which closely relates to our Kiwi identity and persona, a little bird with a big impact.
Encounter Kaikoura is a true blue homegrown New Zealand ecperience. Check out: Dolphin Encounter: Swim with and watch the incredible acrobatic dusky dolphins of Kaikoura, Albatross Encounter: Get up close and personal to the largest wingspan in the world! All things being said this is a remarkable experience only available in New Zealand Further info
Jack Tar Sailing
Sailing out of Lyttleton Harbour Jack Tar Sailing has many happy summer tails to tell. Taking the opportunity to sail with Jack Tar is bound to create a memorable days sailing. Take time to visit Godley House a short walk up the track from Diamond Harbour, good food and a world class view across the harbour. Call Mike to enjoy this days relaxation and fun 027 436 6239 check out Jack Tar Sailing
Skydive Abel Tasman Good Vibes 2010
Skydive Abel Tasman Motueka is again hosting Good Vibes 2010. In this the 7th year of the event held annually in August with follow directly on the heals of the New Zealand Skydiving Nationals, surely a skydiving fest...... More information can be found on Good Vibes PDF
Caverafting with Underworld Rafting
The West Coast of New Zealands south island features and amazing set of adventures provided by Underworld Rafting. Innovative and customer orientated this company strives to create the ultimate adventure, this month they have uploaded a new video http://www.caverafting.com/videos.asp .
Waikanae Estuary Tours
Waikanae Estuary Tours May newsletter features three stories including Daves story of the pukeko and the hare, Mae the dog and skink lizards, as well as Henry the swan and Thomas the goose part three.
This entertaining and educational series of newsletters features the very detailed observations of Mik Peyer and can be found on his website http://www.kapitibirdtours.co.nz/Newsletters/May10.pdf
Franz Joseph Trial by Twilight Firelight
Recently tourists travelling to visit the world famous Franz Joseph Glacier were caught out by the renown NZ South Island twilight (clearly it was not a full moon). And no this is not similar to the film series Twilight by Stephanie Meyer with vampires and werewolves.
While visiting the Franz Joseph Glacier the light started to fade, so the resourceful visitors took their clothing and set it alight in order to find their way back to their motorhome. However observant travellers saw the fire and called emergency services, oh dear!!!!!!
By the time emergency services arrived the fire was nowhere to be found as the travellers had got back safe and sound to their motorhome and had moved on. The moral of the story.........be prepared in Twilight you never know what might happen.
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