RWC 2011 hospitality and tourism

### ODT Online Fri, 28 May 2010
Industry briefed on Cup
By John Lewis
Rather than roll out the red carpet and spend large quantities of money on premises to attract Rugby World Cup visitors, Dunedin’s hospitality establishments are being advised to focus on the basics.
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### ODT Online Fri, 28 May 2010
PM will keep tourism role
By Hamish McNeilly
In a Monty Python moment, Prime Minister John Key praised himself as Minister of Tourism for doing a “wonderful job”, and said he planned to continue with the tourism portfolio. Mr Key taking on the role as tourism minister has been widely praised by industry leaders, and raised the profile of the high-flying sector, which is responsible for one in 10 jobs and accounts for 20% of export receipts.

Mr Key said 2011 was shaping up as one of the most important for the sector, largely due to the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He singled out the Dunedin stadium for special mention, with the complex set to go “close to the wire”.

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### ODT Online Fri, 28 May 2010
Queenstown to host Trenz event
By Hamish McNeilly
The Southern Lakes region, billed as the “jewel in the crown” of the $9.3 billion New Zealand tourism industry, has been announced as host of a major international tourism conference. Queenstown, as revealed in the Otago Daily Times earlier this week, was confirmed as venue for the 2011 Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand (Trenz) trade event for the first time.

It was hoped the event would alternate each year between North and South Islands, and other regions, such as Dunedin, could be an option in the future.
-Tim Cossar, Tourism Industry Association

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### ODT Online Fri, 28 May 2010
Tourism event coup
By James Beech
Queenstown can cope with hosting a thousand domestic and international tourism agents at Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand (Trenz) next year and the Southern Lakes will be poised to reap the benefits, tourism and civic leaders say.
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4 responses to “RWC 2011 hospitality and tourism

  1. Elizabeth

    ### Fri, 28 May 2010 7:00p.m.
    Bed and breakfasts angry at rates increase
    They’re some of the loveliest old homes in the country, and for the right price, you can stay there. But operators of some of Dunedin’s most cherished bed and breakfasts say the city council are pricing them out of business – and operators say with the Rugby World Cup around the corner, it’s the last thing the city needs. Lachlan Forsyth investigated the battle of the bed and breakfasts.

  2. As a visitor to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup, I am most attracted to what New Zealand offers in the form of Natural beauty and Friendliness. I read about this 1/2 million red carpet and I say ditch the thing. That isn’t what I need to see at a rugby game! I need to feel the crowd and enjoy the raw atmosphere. No need to play it up for me. Can’t wait to get there and join the party. Cheers!

  3. Elizabeth

    Yeah, wasn’t convinced by this one.
    Six months ?

    “It took more than six months to construct and was planted in front of the Dunedin Railway Station, where it flowered, then withered.”

    ### ODT Online Wed, 23 Nov 2011
    Big ball has done its dash
    By David Loughrey
    With its foliage fading as fast as memories of New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup triumph, Dunedin’s flowering rugby ball – at a cost confirmed yesterday at $40,800 – is soon to be dug up and placed in storage.
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  4. Hype O'Thermia

    Let’s pretend….
    ….that “transparency” and “accountability” had not vanished from the vocab >60 minutes after the votes were counted…
    …and the person(s) who came up with this and other money-wasters had to own their “visions”
    along with those who supported their journey from brainfart to expenditure.
    Wouldn’t that be something!

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