If you’re a cafe or restaurant, an activity provider or have accommodation services then you’re a key part of our visitor sector.  This section outlines some of the key tools and tips for our visitor sector operators, such as where to list for maximum exposure, free resources and more.


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Google My Business Resources

The GMB resources uncover the secrets of the most successful businesses online. Get free access to the Google My Business Workshop webinar, the Marketing Academy and the Google My Business Checkup. There are also a host of other free resources to help make the best of your Google Business Listing. If you need help verifying your business on Google Maps or Google My Business please get in touch with the CEDA team

Domestic Market Insights

DGiT identifies which Kiwi leisure travellers you should target, when they want to visit, their motivation for travel, what else they want to do and their preferred type of accommodation. This FREE online tool can also suggest the best way to market to your target audience.

Social Media Tips

The Tourism Industry Association has a great suite of social media tools and tips that you may find useful. Their tips and tricks for Facebook can take the guess work out of the digital world.

Employer Toolkit for Tourism Based Businesses

Another great resource library from Tourism Industry Association, this Employer Toolkit has tips, health and safety information, online training and more.  


Live availability accommodation bookings, with instant confirmation, available to i-SITE’s who operate on the IBIS system and to the public through TravelBug. The booking process is quick and simple for customer and agent. Payment process is fully automated and payment to you is via direct credit from Bookit.


Eventfinda is a national events database so any listing you make with them will be distributed out to multiple websites including ManawatuNZ.co.nz, sportmanawatu.org.nz, stuff.co.nz, nz.yahoo.com, pncc.govt.nz, thesquare.co.nz and more.

Download how to list on Eventfinda


Qualmark accreditation gives you the opportunity to leverage off the work Tourism New Zealand carries out offshore, and ensures your business remains competitive and current. Get more info here.

Regional Tourism listings

With over 200,000 users annually, and growing, ManawatuNZ.co.nz is the official regional tourism web portal and a key marketing tool. It’s promoted in all digital and print marketing and campaign activities run by CEDA.

All listings for ManawatuNZ.co.nz including activity, accommodation and transport are sourced directly from Tourism New Zealand’s website NewZealand.com. Operator registration is FREE and puts your business in front of over 41 million potential visitors every year.

Once your business is registered and listed for FREE, and you agree to share the information with your Regional Tourism Organisation (look for the ‘consent & authority’ box), it will automatically be pulled through to ManawatuNZ.co.nz

We recommend you check and update your listing on a regular basis, adding new photos, videos, specials, social media links and articles – keeping your listing fresh and vibrant for readers.

If you need a hand, you’re welcome to contact [email protected] for support.