October Update

Tourism Chatham Islands E-Newsletter  October 2020   Kia ora  Welcome What an interesting few months it has been. Firstly, the closure of tourism on the Island through Covid-19 and now the complete reverse with some accommodation operators indicating they have very few gaps through till the end of June 2021. Everyone is still very mindful of the future and the uncertain times ahead. Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Visit Last month we welcomed Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen England-Hall and Industry Relations Manager Paul Yeo. This provided an ideal opportunity to show them some of the attractions, meet people involved in the industry, Council, Enterprise Trust, Iwi and Imi and get an understanding of tourism on the Island. We are now beginning work with the team at TNZ on a number of projects to help local  businesses, careers in tourism and the tourism offering. A big thank you to everyone who helped out and was involved.   Air Chathams Update We are still pushing through our slow recovery from Covid-19 travel restrictions, including the second lockdown in Auckland which suspended 70 weekly flights.  Fortunately, the Chathams has been the silver lining in our recovery with increased demand due to international travel restrictions. And as READ MORE

TCI Newsletter

Tourism Chatham Islands Newsletter Kia ora,  Welcome Kia ora and welcome to our very first newsletter for Tourism Chatham Islands. The formation of this new entity is a milestone in the management and development of this industry. It has the potential to become a much more significant driver of the Chatham Islands economy and a much greater positive contributor to the communities of the Chathams. In this newsletter we have a message from the Chair, Duane Emeny, and we provide an overview of our main activities and news. At Tourism Chatham Islands we are also providing the opportunity for visitors to contribute back to the Islands. We highlight three very good causes that can be supported. In the future we will be showcasing attractions on the Islands, featuring businesses and business development and providing tourism updates. Chat from the Chair – Duane Emeny Kia Ora Everybody and thanks for subscribing to our tourism newsletter! It has been a very busy year for tourism on the Chatham Islands. And I’d personally like to thank our governance group for volunteering their time to drive home the goals put forward in our strategic roadmap for tourism development and management on the Chathams. Special mention must go to our ‘dogged’ interim READ MORE