Records set at Queenstown Airport | Otago Daily Times Online News

Plane at Queenstown Airport ~ photo by Southern Light
top: Plane at Queenstown Airport ~ photo by Southern Light

It’s not my imagination that every time I go to Queenstown Airport to drop off or pickup someone, it seems busier each time!

From all accounts numbers are expected to further increase in the 2016 -17 summer season coming up.

For a long time now I’ve been “over” Queenstown and what it has to offer. I’ve noted of late the streets for example, are dirty, which seems to point to the fact that downtown it’s all about night-life and money – it no longer offers an “authentic” New Zealand experience!

It’s time to change from the attitude that “tourism is a money elevator” and think about and discuss/implement how to make it work for visitors and locals alike.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Records were set at Queenstown Airport last month, traditionally one of its busiest months. Passenger statistics for July showed there had been 173,731 domestic and international travellers, a 16.2% increase in total passenger numbers for the month. In the week ending July 10, there was a record set for the number of international passengers in a week (15,742), while 3326 international passengers moved

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Statue of William Gilbert Rees, queenstown
William Gilbert Rees 1827 – 1898 Explorer, runholder, and first European settler in the area ~ photo by Southern Light