Relocation for tourist info centre

20:52, Dec 05 2012
katerina tiscenko
Katerina Tiscenko

Geraldine's information centre is on the move.

The popular tourist stop will relocate in the new year from the corner of Talbot and Cox Sts to the Kiwi Country Visitor Complex.

Tourism manager Katerina Tiscenko said the move was an opportunity to strengthen visitor services in the area.

"The new location will enable us to enhance our services with a stronger emphasis on information provision and promotion of Geraldine and South Canterbury attractions, activities and accommodation options."

Visitor services already offered at the Kiwi Country complex, on the corner of the Rangitata-Orari Bridge Highway and Waihi Terrace, will compliment those provided through the i-SITE, Kiwi Country chief executive Noel Walker said.

"We're excited about hosting the district's visitor information service within our complex. We will also be working alongside the Aoraki Development Business & Tourism team to raise the profile of Geraldine, through both independent traveller and inbound travel trade channels."

The Geraldine i-SITE welcomes about 35,000 visitors annually. Latest figures show those visitors were a mixture of domestic and international travellers and locals, who made use of the booking services offered through the i-SITE.


The Timaru Herald