### ODT Online Sun, 3 Mar 2013
Tourism bright side seen
By Debbie Porteous
A series of unmet targets led Dunedin city councillors this week to question whether Tourism Dunedin could handle more responsibility. [...] The questions came as councillors considered Tourism Dunedin’s half-year report to September , which showed a decline in guest nights in the city, including a sharp 17.5% fall in international visitor nights despite an increase in domestic visitor nights. Dunedin was the only Otago area with a decline in international guest nights.
Cr Paul Hudson pointed out that of 18 targets with known outcomes at that stage, Tourism Dunedin was on track to meet, or had met, only seven. He questioned whether the council, which is about to form a single city marketing agency led by Tourism Dunedin, should be giving the organisation more responsibility. [our emphasis]
Cr Teresa Stevenson asked that a list of the specific projects and work Tourism Dunedin was doing to achieve its goals be included in future reports.
Report – Council – 25/02/2013 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Tourism Dunedin 2012-2013 Half Yearly Report
Posted By Elizabeth Kerr