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Ngai Tahu Tourism takes full ownership of The Station booking and information hub
Looking to create a presence for its reopened tourism experiences, including Shotover Jet, Ngāi Tahu Tourism has taken full ownership of The Station booking and information hub in central Queenstown.
The Station, on the corner of Shotover and Camp streets in the town centre, has been a highly visible part of Queenstown’s tourism scene for more than three decades. It provides information and booking services for many of the region’s attractions and activities
It is also a pivotal central base for shuttle services for the Shotover Jet, which has reopened, and other Ngāi Tahu Tourism experiences throughout Whakatipu.
Ngāi Tahu Tourism National Sales Manager Steve Bruce says Ngāi Tahu Tourism has enjoyed partial ownership of The Station. The move to full ownership, with a newly re-signed lease, enables the company to optimise the visibility of its tourism experiences in a prominent, strategic location.
Bruce notes “full ownership of The Station positions us well to support our businesses across Whakatipu and continue to improve the experience for our manuhiri (guests).
“The Station has a fantastic central Tāhuna Queenstown location, providing us a strategic opportunity to raise the visibility and presence for all our tourism experiences, including our world-famous Shotover Jet.”
Bruce says taking full ownership of The Station also demonstrates Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s long-term commitment to the region and the community it operates in.
“It reflects our optimism about the future of tourism in Whakatipu and the wider Southern Lakes area..
“The global pandemic and the resulting loss of international visitors has hit Queenstown and the surrounding area particularly hard. But we have already seen New Zealanders want to experience everything Queenstown has to offer.
“We have worked hard in recent months to reopen our Whakatipu experiences. This expansion of our stake in The Station will further support us in extending our manaaki (hospitality) to New Zealanders at this time. It also allows us to be ready to greet our international manuhiri once they are again able to travel here and give them great experiences in our outstanding part of the world.
“This commitment to The Station is indicative of Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s dedication to providing amazing experiences for our manuhiri from around Aotearoa and, once the borders are able to safely reopen, our international visitors.”
29th May 2020 - Ngai Tahu Tourism jetboating attractions first to reopen
8th November 2019 - Ngai Tahu Tourism unveils Maori names for jet boat fleet
16th October 2019 - Ngai Tahu Tourism looks to launch electric jet boat
25th September 2019 - Ngai Tahu Tourism and Antarctica New Zealand launch new Scotts Base partnership
20th September 2018 - Ngai Tahu Tourism increases investment in its people
6th December 2014 - Ngāi Tahu Tourism buys New Zealand Guided Nature Walks
18th April 2019 - Shotover Jet unveils new brand for adventure experience
11th February 2015 - Queenstown’s Thunder Jet to operate more boats on new stretch of Shotover River
7th June 2011 - Shotover Jet celebrates three millionth passenger
16th May 2011 - Shotover Canyon Swing lands OutdoorsMark
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