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Historic Central Otago Store becomes an Accommodation and Restaurant!

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Historic Country Store Transformed into Accommodation and Restaurant - Ophir, Central Otago.

Be one of the first to book and experience Pitches Store in its new identity as a six room, historic accommodation and restaurant. Opening March, in Ophir, Central Otago, this unique accommodation allows you to step back in time but with all the comforts of a luxury accommodation.

Certain to become one of those must experience destinations, the Pitches Store transformation has been a six year project for owners Colleen and David Hurd who purchased the run-down heritage building in 2006 with the dream of returning it to its former glory, yet offering a unique blend of history, luxury and culinary excellence.

During the extensive restoration project, Colleen has been based in...

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Wish we here here...

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Old St Mary's Convent - The Luxury Blenheim Accommodation that captured our hearts!

Luxury Blenheim Accommodation and Wedding Venue

Fairy tales are reality at this luxury Blenheim accommodation

Exciting news for our wonderful clients - Old St Mary's Convent - the 5 star Qualmark Blenheim accommodation, Old St Mary's Convent Vineyard Estate, have just announced the appointment of a new Marketing & Sales Manager, Hannah Lavender.

Bringing plenty of creativity and strategy to the already captivating accommodation, Hannah and Tomahawk have already used their sassy Tourism Marketing skills to create exciting and inticing holiday packages, and improve bookings.

The two packages promise to inspire guests and capture the essence of Marlborough, including a very indulgent Romance Package and a Marlborough Art,...

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Using Pinterest for Tourism Marketing

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There's a new kid on the block of Social Media which lets you connect with your audiences in the most visual way yet. 

When marketing a tourism business, when it comes to piquing the interest of a potential guest or customer, the visual will always work better than the verbal. This is why the new Social Media site, Pinterest, should be of interest to you.

With Pinterest, you can organise images on your own online inspiration board, or pinboard - then engage with your social networks, link back to your website and let people share your images with the world.

Pinterest offers many creative marketing opportunities for your Tourism Business. You can showcase the various details or experiences your accommodation or activity offers in a visually arresting way. Using photos,...

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Tomahawk and TradeMe team up for Charity

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SPCA's CEO Christine Kalin, Gina Paladini and Tom Steward (Tomahawk)

SPCA's CEO Christine Kalin, Gina Paladini and Tom Steward from Tomahawk

In December 2012, Tomahawk auctioned a website and marketing package as a donation to the Auckland SPCA.

Using TradeMe to connect with the generosity of New Zealand businesses, Tomahawk was able to raise $6500 through the auction to help the Auckland SPCA during the time of year they need support most.

Although the auction closed at $6130.00, in the spirit of giving, the winner of the auction offered to increase his donation by nearly another $500 - to the auto bid that they had set before the auction closed.

TradeMe was so impressed with Tomahawk's creative fundraiser and the generosity of their donation that they too helped by waiving their auction fee to assist in the cause to...

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Get more exposure for your tourism business with Mobile Marketing

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With the win/win smart phone app for travellers and tourism operators

 

Grow your tourism business with this smart phone appKiwis do it again; they have invented a clever new app that allows travellers to use their smart phone to find coupon deals within a radius of their position.

The same company that brought us coupons on the back of our grocery receipts have developed Ezypeezy, a clever new smart phone app that lets user view coupon offers by category, location and business name and even use GPS to locate offers nearby! Coupon offers are a tried and true way of motivating people to try your product, activity or accommodation through a great offer that, unlike the popular one-day vouchers, requires no prior spend or commitment.

These "coupons on the run" are perfectly suited for people travelling in New...

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Tomahawk auctions new website to benefit SPCA

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This Christmas we're raising money for the Auckland SPCA by auctioning a new website through TradeMe.

The Auction will run until December 20th, and although the website is valued at $10,000 we hope that the auction will raise as much money as possible for the SPCA.

Every dollar raised by the auction will be given to the SPCA Auckland to help them care for the disadvantaged animals this Christmas.

"We have always been passionate about getting involved with projects where we can use our skills and expertise to help non-profit and community organisations. This Christmas we wanted to reach out to help the SPCA and have created a way that others can join in by helping both their business and a great cause", said Gina Paladini, marketing manager of Tomahawk.

We hope that...

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