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Proud to Contribute ‘Lion’s Share’ of Economic Activity

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:32:30 +1300 | Carnival New Zealand

Cruise industry leader Carnival New Zealand today welcomed new figures highlighting a record cruise contribution to the national economy with forecasts for even further growth.More >>

Air NZ's Luxon defends domestic regional air fares

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:27:57 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has defended its pricing on domestic regional routes, saying it's one of only a few airlines in the world servicing as many smaller towns as it does, and that such routes are often ...More >>

Auckland Airport welcomes China Eastern Airlines to NZ

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:18:21 +1300 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport and China Eastern Airlines are delighted to announce a new seasonal Shanghai to Auckland service, scheduled to commence in December 2014. More >>

Cruise Sector Earns $365.3m And Still Growing

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:53:19 +1300 | Cruise New Zealand

The cruise sector contributed a record $365.3 million to New Zealand’s economy in the 2013-14 season and that figure is forecast to swell dramatically to $421.5 million in two years.More >>

$50,000 up for grabs

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:58:34 +1300 | YHA NZ

Rotorua – YHA New Zealand is in the running for a £25,000 ($50,000NZD) grant from London-based Hostelling International’s Sustainability Fund (HISF) to fund a renewable energy project at its Rotorua hostel.More >>

Kiwi Demand for Hawaii Travel Soars

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:07:51 +1300 | House of Travel

New Zealanders are travelling to Hawaii in greater numbers according to the latest travel industry figures. More >>

Footballing Giants Real Madrid and AC Milan Kick Off in Dec

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:46:04 +1300 | Emirates Airlines

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Emirates Airline have announced that the 2014 UEFA Champions League 2013/14 winner Real Madrid will face 18-time international titles winner AC Milan in the ‘Dubai Football Challenge’; ...More >>

Wellington window displays wow judges

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:30:50 +1300 | Positively Wellington Tourism

From over 60 participating Wellington stores, judges of the WOW® Window Dressing Competition have selected Featherston Street fashion retailer deNada as the winner of a prize package worth over $7,000. More >>

Coastal Pacific resumes for 2014-15 extended summer season

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:17:31 +1300 | KiwiRail

KiwiRail Scenic Journeys Manager Gavin Rutherford says that the service will be making return trips between Christchurch and Picton each day through until 3 May next year and the support from the local community on the first day has been fantastic.More >>

Treble Cone Closing Day 2014

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:47:30 +1300 | Treble Cone

The South Island’s largest ski area Treble Cone (Wanaka NZ) has enjoyed fantastic weather and strong visitation to record its busiest ever Closing Day today. More >>

Leaders in the hot seat at 2014 TIA Summit

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:44:38 +1300 | Tourism Industry Association

Fourteen industry and government bosses will be put in the hot seat at the 2014 TIA Summit, asked to highlight what they are doing to help the tourism industry almost double annual revenue to $41 billion by 2025.More >>

Would you advertise in print in this day and age?

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:18:23 +1300 | Destination Coromandel

The latest Official Visitor Guide for The Coromandel is hot off the press and will be hitting the shelves this week. With a print run of 100,000 guides, largely distributed throughout the neighbouring regions of Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty, print ...More >>

Wellington paints city red for WOW®

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:48:37 +1200 | Positively Wellington Tourism

To celebrate the 2014 World of WearableArt® Awards Show, Wellington is ‘painting the city red’ with a retail window dressing competition, hospitality deals and building light installations, all themed on the colour red.More >>

Businesses more confident as Cantometer hits new high

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:41:28 +1200 | ASB Bank

The ASB Cantometer rose to fresh high of 1.9 in September. • Businesses demonstrating confidence in major construction projects. • Tourism recovery slow but steady. More >>

New TIA Board focused on long-term growth and success

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:49:39 +1200 | Tourism Industry Association

As the tourism industry heads for what promises to be a record summer season, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand’s board of directors is focusing on ensuring the industry’s long-term success.More >>

Singapore Airlines to boost Flights to Christchurch

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:46:16 +1200 | Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines to boost Supplementary Flights to Christchurch by a further 28 percent for the summer season More >>

Emirates Appoints Rob Gurney Divisional VP Australasia

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:16:58 +1200 | Emirates Airlines

Emirates has announced the appointment of Robert Gurney as its Divisional Vice President, Commercial Operations, Australasia. Mr Gurney will join the organisation on 1st October 2014 and will be based in the Sydney office.More >>

Helping New Zealanders offshore

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:44:56 +1200 | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

New Zealand’s Embassies and High Commissions offshore received more than 50,000 queries during the year to 30 June 2014, up 33 percent on the previous year. More >>

2014 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Award Winners Announced

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:42:13 +1200 | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Last night Hawke’s Bay tourism providers and industry members gathered at Mission Estate Winery for the third annual Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards. The awards were open to Hawke’s Bay Tourism members (financial and non financial) across all ...More >>

PM a popular celebrity seat buddy

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:56:11 +1200 |

Perhaps it’s no surprise, John Key romped to victory in the election, with Kiwis voting him one of the people they’d most like to sit next to on a plane. More >>


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