Information and links to assist tourism operators
Growing the Whangarei District Visitor Industry - Highlights From the 2013-2016 Whangarei District (Interim) Visitor Plan
A one year snapshot of what individual businesses and the wider Whangarei Visitor Industry can do to grow tourism in the Whangarei District. Download the document here.
Feedback can be provided via Survey Monkey.
Getting Your Business Online with whangareinz.com
whangareinz.com receives ALL operator accommodation and activity listings directly from Tourism New Zealand's destination marketing website www.newzealand.com, which receives over 10 million visits per year - this is a powerful marketing tool!
Once your business is registered, and product listed, on newzealand.com, and you agree to share the information with your Regional Tourism Organisation (look for the 'consent & authority' box) your listing will automatically be displayed on whangareinz.com.
To begin the process, go to www.register.newzealand.com and complete the 'sign up now it's free' box. These are your own personal details and won't show on the websites.
Once you have registered, you add your business and listing along with photos and logos. Add value to your listing by adding images, videos, and linking to your social media pages e.g. Facebook. If you need a hand, you are welcome to contact us - we're here to help.
The beauty of this one-stop registration, is that you only have to go to one place to update your information for three sucessful marketing websites.
We recommend you check and update your listing on a regular basis, adding new photos, videos, specials, even some articles - keep your listing fresh and vibrant!
And don't forget, if you need a hand - give us a shout.
Are You Holding An Event?
Eventfinder is New Zealand's key engine for exposing your event throughout New Zealand - and it's free!
Register for an account, add your event details and the listing is displayed on Eventfinder, whangareinz.com and many other websites throughout the country.
Northland Inc Tourism (formerly Destination Northland)
The regional tourism operation, Northland Inc - Tourism, promotes Northland as a ‘must see’ visitor destination, in partnership with the tourism industry and Northland Councils. They also look after Northland's official tourism website northlandnz.com.
Northland Tourism Development Group
The TDG is the Tourism Sector reference group convened by Northland Inc - Tourism to implement recommendations from the Northland Tourism Strategy and to advocate on behalf the industry.
Tourism New Zealand
Tourism New Zealand is the organisation responsible for marketing New Zealand to the world as a tourist destination and manages newzealand.com the official tourism portal for New Zealand. The site contains really useful information about starting up, market research, publications and details of trade events.
Tourism Research and Data
Find key tourism research and data at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Tourism Industry Association
The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand represents NZ's tourism operators. It is a membership-based and private sector trade organisation with about 1500 members who collectively make up 85% of the country's tourism turnover. Become a member and receive discounts on events, accommodation, business services and products, and more...and free specialist advice.
Tourism Export Council of New Zealand
The Tourism Export Council is the trade association representing New Zealand's inbound tourism industry