Whanganui And Partners is Whanganui Districts Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) and belongs to the membership based and funded organisation Regional Tourism Organisations NZ (RTONZ). There are 30 throughout the country and they are responsible for destination marketing – the promotion of their regions to potential domestic and international visitors.
Each vary in size, structure and scope of the activities they undertake and are funded in part or in full by local councils and others by annual membership. Regular meetings are held by the national organisation throughout the year to support and engage with the local RTO’s. RTO’s act as a bridge between tourism operators, national tourism bodies and local and central government.
The goals are to increase the number of visitors to the region, the amount of visitor spend, and the awareness of Whanganui as a visitor or holiday destination.
Our tourism website can be viewed at www.visitwhanganui.nz where we showcase the diversity and variety of Whanganui’s attractions, activities and events throughout the year.