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Millennium & Copthorne 1H profit soars 93%

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:49:40 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) - Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand, the hotel operator and property developer, boosted first-half profit by 93 percent as it lifted the performance of its hotel operations and its property developments turned profitable ...More >>

AA celebrates Tauranga Eastern Link highway opening

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:01:04 +1200 | AA Insurance

AA celebrates Tauranga Eastern Link highway opening The opening of the Tauranga Eastern Link is a huge milestone to celebrate for the Bay of Plenty region, says the Automobile Association. The previous stretch of State Highway 2 from Mount Maunganui ...More >>

Jetstar announces new Wellington-Dunedin services

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:11:03 +1200 | Jetstar

Jetstar will bring low fares to an additional domestic jet route from October this year with the introduction of a new service between Wellington and Dunedin. More >>

Novotel Gets Queenstown Frozen and raises over $30,000

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:19:05 +1200 | Accor Hotels and Resorts

Novotel Gets Queenstown Frozen and raises over $30,000 for Cure Kids and Queenstown Primary School Novotel Queenstown Lakeside held their eighth annual Cure Kids Fundraiser on Friday 24 July 2015, raising over $28,000 for Cure Kids and $5,000 for Queenstown ...More >>

Applications open for Great Rides funding

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:23:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism 30 July 2015 Applications open for Great Rides funding More >>

Missing Canadian tourists – Bodies identified

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:27:14 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm that the two bodies found in the Kepler Track area are those of 23 year-old French Canadians, Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux. More >>

NZ Ocean Swim Series for Rotorua’s Blue Lake

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:15:38 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

29 July, 2015 NZ Ocean Swim Series for Rotorua’s Blue Lake The clean and clear waters of Rotorua’s Lake Tikitapu – the Blue Lake – have been announced as the home of the newest event in the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. An hour from the ...More >>

New chairman for Destination Rotorua board

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:23:42 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council has appointed Peter Stubbs chairman of the board of tourism business unit, Destination Rotorua. Mr Stubbs is also chairman of Rotorua Airport, a Rotorua Lakes Council-owned CCO (council controlled organisation). Council chief ...More >>

Travel Tax Harmful for Tourism Industry

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:19:57 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The travel tax the National Government announced in the May Budget will discourage tourism and adversely impact on one of this country’s largest revenue streams, says New Zealand First. “New Zealand First agrees with the Tourism Industry Association ...More >>

Emirates adds fourth daily A380 service to Bangkok

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:15:10 +1200 | Emirates Airlines

29 July 2015: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies today announced its fourth daily A380 service between Dubai and Bangkok with the up-gauge of its current services from 1 December.More >>

Visiting driver safety training for travel sellers

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:25:09 +1200 | Tourism New Zealand

Visiting driver safety training for travel sellers A new online training module focusing on safe driving in New Zealand provides offshore travel sellers with the information they need to prepare people for a Kiwi self-drive holiday. The module, ...More >>

Destination Rotorua board chairman standing down

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:36:23 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Alan Bickers, chairman of Rotorua Lakes Council’s tourism business unit, Destination Rotorua, has announced his retirement from the board to pursue other interests. Mr Bickers said Destination Rotorua had exceeded its performance targets for economic ...More >>

Tourism industry unites to oppose Travel Tax

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:22:23 +1200 | Joint Press Release

The Government must rethink its new Travel Tax because it is bad policy which will harm New Zealand’s economy, a coalition of tourism, travel and aviation organisations says.More >>

The George welcomes two new properties to growing portfolio

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:20:48 +1200 | The George

The George welcomes two luxury properties to growing portfolio Christchurch’s luxury boutique hotel, The George is adding two high-end properties under its growing Brook Serene Hotel Management portfolio. Hotel Montreal, Christchurch’s only other ...More >>

Auckland connections with double daily Lisbon flights

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:05:45 +1200 | Emirates Airlines

Auckland travellers bound for Lisbon will have direct connections at Dubai in each direction when Emirates Airline doubles its service to the Portuguese capital from the beginning of next year. More >>

Internet Romantics - Risk of Death Penalty in Asia/Pacific

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:06:10 +1200 | Asia Pacific Lawyers Network

“Evidence is mounting of increasing numbers of internet romantics and international travellers risking their lives after being deceived, coerced and ultimately exploited by sophisticated international drug cartels,” New Zealand death penalty defence ...More >>

Tourism’s global Facebook campaign ‘world class’

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:55:23 +1200 | Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand is yet again leading the field in destination marketing entering a global partnership with Facebook to attract visitors to New Zealand. More >>

New Location for Thames i-SITE Visitor Centre

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:48:23 +1200 | Destination Coromandel

On the 1st July 2015 Destination Coromandel took over the management of the Thames i-SITE Visitor Centre, as it did with the i-SITE in Whitianga last year. On the 1st August, the Thames i-SITE will move to its new location at the Thames Civic Centre ...More >>

Diver Killed by Shark Highlights Stewart Island Fears

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:08:54 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

A recreational scallop diver killed today by a Great White Shark in Tasmania highlights the risk commercial divers face in Stewart Island and the callous disregard shown by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry, to Stewart Islanders who want cage diving ...More >>

‘Coolest little capital’ by the numbers

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:08:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Statistics Minister Craig Foss says a new infographic celebrating 150 years since Wellington became the capital shows how far the city has come. More >>


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