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Increased flights on Bangkok to Auckland route

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:32:16 +1200 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Thai Airways that it will increase flights on its Bangkok to Auckland service. From November 2017 Thai Airways will fly daily from Bangkok to Auckland and introduce a new Boeing Dreamliner aircraft ...More >>

TIA Partners with Local WeChat Service Provider PayPlus

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:12:21 +1200 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A new marketing partnership between Tourism Industry Aotearoa and PayPlus NZ will give New Zealand tourism operators direct access to the huge Chinese visitor market through WeChat, a powerful social media mobile app.More >>

Visit Ruapehu Chief Executive Resigns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:07:43 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) Chief Executive Claire McKnight has resigned as head of Visit Ruapehu (VR). VR Chairperson Peter Till said that it is with great regret that the VR Board have accepted Ms. McKnight’s resignation for ...More >>

International Visitors Spend $10.3B in Year to June 2017

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:09:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand was $10.3 billion for the year to June 2017, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).More >>

New opportunities and new horizons for tourism operators

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:49:34 +1200 | Christchurch Airport

Four more South Island tourism companies have today been named as recipients of the ‘New Horizons Fund’ support programme to help them make the most of opportunities from the rapidly growing China market.More >>

Big Auckland CBD site has hotel development potential

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:47:13 +1200 | Bayleys

Hotel developers are being targeted in the sale of a substantial Auckland CBD corner site. More >>

Asia Pacific Superyachts to showcase at Monaco Yacht Show

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:04:33 +1200 | Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

Phuket, Thailand…August 17, 2017— Asia Pacific Superyachts owner-agents are excited to return and share new information of stunning Asia Pacific regions at the ultimate luxury rendezvous for the international elite clientele, the Monaco Yacht Show to ...More >>

Tourism supports call for better biodiversity management

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:25:29 +1200 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Protection of New Zealand’s unique biodiversity is imperative to our social and economic future, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. More >>

Airport welcomes direct flights on Manila to Auckland route

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:37:36 +1200 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Philippine Airlines that it will introduce a direct flight on its Manila to Auckland route. More >>

AccorHotels Offer Tourism Scholarships to High School Students

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:07:43 +1200 | Hotel St Moritz Queenstown

Two Queenstown businesses have joined forces with their local high school to offer a student a scholarship to kickstart their global tourism career.More >>

Skyline Queenstown Fifty Years of Fun events

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:44:13 +1200 | Skyline

New Zealand’s most popular tourist attraction Skyline Queenstown is toasting its 50th anniversary with a month-long party. Fifty Years of Fun runs throughout November and visitors can view historic artefacts from the 1960s and learn about the captivating ...More >>

Better offender identity checking now possible

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:31:34 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The ability of agencies to verify the identities of high-risk offenders will be strengthened following the passage of the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.More >>

Tourism sector urged to get active in environmental advocacy

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:32:08 +1200 | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has urged the tourism sector to get more active in advocating for New Zealand’s natural heritage at the Tourism Export Council’s conference in Te Anau today.More >>

NZ Experience Travel Expo – Domestic Travel Showcase

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:49:01 +1200 | Ellerslie Event Centre

Auckland: September 16-17 2017 brings together the best regions, accommodation and operators under one roof showcasing what you can see and do within our own country. With a large selection from all over NZ we have the country covered whether it’s ...More >>

Air NZ hosts inflight gig to celebrate Spotify playlists

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:07:48 +1200 | Air New Zealand

Kiwi band Sons of Zion will perform live on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Christchurch today as the airline celebrates the release of its official Spotify profile and playlists.More >>

Ahipara’s top man on the A-List

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:42:16 +1200 | Ahipara Travel

Jean-Michel Jefferson, co-founder of leading destination management company Ahipara Luxury Travel, has just been named on the prestigious US-based Travel + Leisure’s A-List for a remarkable seventh year in a row.More >>

1930s Tramcar to Join Christchurch Tramway Fleet

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:27:51 +1200 | Christchurch Attractions

A tramcar built in the 1930s which carried passengers on the Sydney tramway network for many years before being used to house tobacco farm workers in northern New South Wales, has arrived at the Port of Lyttelton to become part of the Christchurch tramway ...More >>

High Ratings for New Zealand as a Travel Destination

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:03:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

International visitors rate New Zealand very highly as a destination, with 96 per cent saying their trip met or exceeded expectations, according to a new report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).More >>

Gold-class for the Christchurch Tramway

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:29:19 +1200 | Christchurch Attractions

Gold-class for the Christchurch Tramway The more than 10,000 working hours that went into getting Christchurch’s tramway up and running following the 2011 earthquake has paid off significantly, with the service receiving a gold business sustainability ...More >>

New partnership with market-leading e-commerce company

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:20:45 +1200 | Auckland International Airport

New partnership with market-leading omni-channel e-commerce company Auckland Airport has today announced a new partnership with AOE, a leading global technology service provider, to create a ‘multi-retailer mall’ which enables international travellers ...More >>


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