Coastal and Marine
In terms of the project 'Exploring the role of innovation in promoting sustainable tourism development in peripheral communities: cases from New Zealand and Iceland' John Hull and Ari Páll Pálsson just published an article in the annual publication of the Food Development Cluster Programme MANUSKELE in Finland. The artcile titled 'Northeast Iceland Culinary Experience (NICE)' is linked to the strategic plan in Northeast Iceland on the culinary experience efforts.
Before the Easter week-end we set up a visitor survey in the Golden Bay/Nelson/Marlborough Region focusing on regional seafood and aquaculture products: www.seafoodtrail.co.nz.
This online survey will run for 1year and is part of the 'Top of the South Aquaculture and Seafood Trail'-project. The results will foster the basis for further developments of the trail.
Since 2007 NZTRI is involved in the development of the Marine Farming Association's "Top of the South Aquaculture and Seafood Trail" project. Our first findings from this project have been presented in an article in the Seafood New Zealand magazine. The article can also be downloaded from here.
Professor Mark Orams joins AUT as Associate Director of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI) and will also be a member of staff in the School of Hospitality and Tourism.