Tourism Bay of Plenty has launched a satellite i-SITE in Mount Maunganui to help direct the flow of visitors over the summer period.
The satellite i-SITE is prominently located in central Mount Maunganui, and is predicted to draw in a lot of foot traffic from visitors.
It will provide information, bookings for accommodation providers, attractions and activities and some branded retail and service items. It will also be resourced with permanent qualified Tauranga i-SITE staff, casual staff and volunteers.
“With many in our city welcoming friends and family to stay over the holiday period, the i-SITE is a great resource to find out what's in our own backyard,” says CEO of Tourism Bay of Plenty Kristin Dunne.
“The i-SITE is a useful place to direct your visitors to talk to a friendly local for ideas on things to see and do while in the Bay.
“It's also a fantastic spot to buy gift vouchers for experiences.”
The new temporary i-SITE is supporting tourism operators and local businesses by way of directing and booking visitors to their services and making them known.
“If you're lost for great ideas on what to do while visiting, or what to give these holidays, please remember there's a team of friendly locals who would love to help out,” adds Kristin.
The Mount Maunganui satellite i-SITE opened on Monday, December 4 in Phoenix car park at 123 Maunganui Road, and will be open daily until April 3 2018, from 10.30am – 4.00pm.