Chateau hosts i-site staff

Ruapehu Press - - Farming - FRANCES FER­GU­SON

Prepa­ra­tions are un­der­way for the Na­tional I-SITE Visi­tor In­for­ma­tion Net­work Con­fer­ence which will be held at the Chateau Ton­gariro Ho­tel in Septem­ber.

Around 120 del­e­gates are ex­pected to at­tend.

Ruapehu I-SITE net­work man­ager Kim Treen said the feed­back from the na­tional I-SITE or­gan­i­sa­tion is of an­tic­i­pa­tion and ex­cite­ment from I-SITE staff all around NZ about com­ing to Ruapehu.

‘‘The I-SITE con­fer­ence is a ma­jor op­por­tu­nity to show­case ev­ery­thing Ruapehu has to of­fer to in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als whose job it is to ad­vise trav­ellers on what to see and do.’’

‘‘A big part of the con­fer­ence is the del­e­gates un­der­tak­ing ‘famils’ which is the tourism in­dus­try term for tourism sales and mar­ket­ing staff ex­pe­ri­enc­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and see­ing first­hand what a re­gion has to of­fer so that they can bet­ter rec­om­mend Ruapehu to peo­ple.’’

The visi­tor ex­pe­ri­ences on of­fer in­clude ski & snow sports, walks in and around Ton­gariro Na­tional Park, moun­tain bik­ing on Fish­ers Track, the Old Coach Rd and the Tim­ber Trail, scenic flights, For­got­ten World Rail Cart Jour­neys, the Na­tional Army Museum and jet boat­ing on the Whanganui River.

Some del­e­gates will travel from Auck­land to Na­tional Park on a spe­cial North­ern Ex­plorer ‘’’Great Jour­neys of NZ’’ train spon­sored by Ki­wirail.

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Around 120 I-SITE del­e­gates will visit key sites around Ruapehu in Septem­ber.

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