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Porirua kiosk scoops three awards

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:38:15 +1300 | Porirua City Council

The vibrant kiosk in the city centre’s Cobham Court has hit the trifecta, winning awards for design, use of colour and for its architecture in three separate competitions. More >>

New data shows tourism sector is booming

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:22:38 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Figures released today show tourism contributed $14.5 billion to the New Zealand economy in the year to March 2016, says Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key.More >>

Air New Zealand congratulates Taranaki with cheap seats

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:35:20 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s Grabaseat is celebrating Taranaki being named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s top 10 regions to visit by offering hundreds of cheap seats to and from the region this morning.More >>

Introducing the New Coromandel App on Gratia

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:04:39 +1300 | Gratia

Gratia are thrilled to announce our partnership with Destination Coromandel! Together, we’ve created Gratia’s Coromandel theme, so you can see all of the best things to do and explore when you visit The Coromandel. Get the Gratia app on iOS & ...More >>

Massive tourism GST increase must be reinvested

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:50:08 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling on the Government to reinvest some of the massive tax windfall it has received from the tourism boom to ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry.More >>

Chamber welcomes Park Hotel

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:45:57 +1300 | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Park Hotel is an excellent addition to Wellington’s CBD, offering the growing number of visitors another great accommodation option, says Wellington Chamber Chief Executive John Milford.More >>

Regions benefit as tourism confirmed as NZ’s top export

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:29:31 +1300 | Tourism New Zealand

Phenomenal growth has seen tourism become New Zealand’s top export earner. Annual data released today shows international tourism has pumped $14.5 billion into the economy and directly employed over 188,000 people for the year ending March 2016. ...More >>

Universities New Zealand to strengthen ties with India

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:56:10 +1300 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand has announced the development of an engagement strategy to strengthen relationships with India and also attract more university students to New Zealand, during a delegation to India led by Prime Minister John Key.More >>

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:22:23 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Statistics New Zealand website. More >>

Tourism spending soars

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:16:15 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Strong growth in overseas visitor numbers, together with a buoyant domestic tourism market, contributed to a record $3.8 billion increase in tourism spending in the past year, Statistics New Zealand said today.More >>

Air New Zealand scoops two industry innovation awards

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:15:54 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has taken out two significant innovation awards at the prestigious Air Passenger Experience (APEX) Awards held overnight in Singapore. More >>

Taranaki ranks #2 in Lonely Planet's Top 10 Regions 2017

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:15:51 +1300 | Tourism New Zealand

Taranaki – a fertile volcanic region on the North Island’s western extremity – has just been hailed as a rising international destination for 2017 by Lonely Planet. More >>

Indian arrivals at Auckland Airport tumble

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:04:58 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland International Airport passenger movements show the number of Indians arriving in the country's main point of entry are declining, just at a time when Prime Minister John Key is trying to sell New Zealand to the ...More >>

AA Traveller intensifies focus on domestic travel

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:14:12 +1300 | Automobile Association

More information, more experiences, more choices and easier ways to book New Zealand accommodation and activities will soon be unveiled to travellers. More >>

Whangarei Gains a New Tourist Attraction

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:16:07 +1300 | Hundertwasser Art Centre

Northland has a brand new iconic tourist attraction. On Friday 21 October Te Kakano (the Seed) was officially opened at the Town Basin in Whangarei. A large crowd witnessed the cutting of the ribbon ceremony making Te Kakano, a stand-alone sculpture in the ...More >>

Going away this long Labour Weekend? Know before you go!

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:34:55 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

With traffic already building on key highways, the NZ Transport Agency encourages everyone heading off for a break to “know before you go” and check the Agency’s Labour Weekend Hotspots map . The Hotspots maps collate information from previous ...More >>

Keep your speed down and buckle up on the roads

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:24:25 +1300 | New Zealand Police

"Keep your speed down and buckle up on the roads over the holiday weekend in Western Bay of Plenty" More >>

“Clutter” on tarmac hazardous for workers and passengers

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:37:59 +1300 | E tu

E tū says a failure to invest properly in Auckland International Airport is creating chaos on the tarmac and a poor quality experience for visitors. More >>

NZ migration, tourism hits new highs in September

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:29:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand welcomed record migrants and tourists in the year through September, Statistics New Zealand says. More >>

China’s Golden Week was gold for New Zealand

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:13:19 +1300 | China Chamber of Commerce in NZ

The tills were ringing and China’s state-backed China Travel Academy reported New Zealand experienced a 60% year-on-year increase of Chinese tourists during the first week of October, known in China as ‘Golden Week’. More >>


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