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Welcome to the Industry Site for Hamilton & Waikato Tourism. This site is designed to keep our local tourism industry up to date with the latest news, industry events and activities happening in the Waikato region.
Keep up to date with industry events and activities happening in the region
The Waikato region is New Zealand’s fifth largest tourism region, with $1.3 billion in visitor expenditure. The Hamilton and Waikato Visitor Strategy 2014 aims to grow visitor expenditure in this region from $1 billion in 2014 to $1.35 billion in 2025. This goal requires clear strategies to identify the tourism opportunities that have the greatest potential to drive growth, yield and dispersal in the region.
Bringing together our key attributes plus a sense of people and place, our brand story reflects who we are as a region and showcases the Waikato’s unique visitor proposition.
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As you will be aware, the Coronavirus has spread across China and has now had confirmed cases in Australia and beyond. China’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture has notified tourism bureaus in China to suspend the operation of group tour and flight and accommodation packages. These relate to both domestic and outbound travel. The notice permits groups who have already commenced their travel to continue with their trip. As a result, we encourage industry to liaise with Chinese partners and travel sellers on how the notice may affect upcoming tour arrivals.