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Wider tourism discussion needed for Auckland

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:53:59 +1200 | Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust says that opportunities for Māori tourism across the entire Auckland region should be explored thoroughly before any discussion on a potential sculpture takes place.More >>

TECNZ Launches New Health & Safety Initiative

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:23:24 +1200 | Tourism Export Council

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) has launched a new Health & Safety (H&S) online checklist to improve the efficiency of H&S data collection, storage, and distribution for all New Zealand tourism operators.More >>

A350 Aircraft Launched with Premium Economy Fares

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:08:48 +1200 | Philippine Airlines

Effective 28 October 2018, Philippine Airlines will be introducing their new Airbus A350 aircraft on the daily non-stop service between Manila and London/Heathrow. New non-stop service between Manila and New York/JFK will be launched on 29 October. ...More >>

Statue size of Statue of Liberty on cards for Bastion Pt

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:38:40 +1200 | RNZ

An Auckland hapu is considering building a statue on Bastion Point that could be as big as the Statue of Liberty in the United States or Christ the Redeemer in Brazil. More >>

Economic impact of riding in Whakarewarewa Forest

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:45:03 +1200 | Rotorua Lakes Council

People who ride in Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa forest contribute between $30m and $50m in spending annually to the local economy. More >>

Seeing the big picture on travel

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:18:46 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders will be able to easily create simple graphs showing international travel trends, with the launch of a new online tool for tourism and migration figures, Stats NZ said today.More >>

NZ’s Largest Alpine Resort to Be Developed

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:27:13 +1200 | Cardrona Alpine Resort

A new partnership between Cardrona Alpine Resort and Queenstown businessman John Darby will lead to the development of New Zealand’s largest alpine resort, incorporating Cardrona and a new Soho Basin Ski Area.More >>

InterCity continues Aussie expansion with new acquisition

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:10:16 +1200 | InterCity Group

New Zealand tourism and transport company InterCity Group has today announced the expansion of its Australian portfolio with the purchase of a second Far North Queensland dive cruise business, Divers Den.More >>

NZ guest nights rise to a record for May

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:34:52 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose in May to a reach a record level for the month, driven by higher local stays across the country and more international tourists in the South Island.More >>

Queenstown ‘bed tax’ could kill the goose

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:20:51 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Queenstown Mayor’s proposed bed tax could choke the goose that lays the golden egg, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “As though it’s not already costly enough for people to ...More >>

Queenstown hospitality businesses fear a bed tax

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:49:18 +1200 | RNZ

Queenstown hospitality businesses fear a bed tax could ruin their livelihoods Tess Brunton, Dunedin journalist More >>

Guest nights up 1.6 percent in May

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:18:47 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Over 2.5 million nights were spent in commercial accommodation in May 2018, Stats NZ said today. This number is up 1.6 percent from May 2017. More >>

Council targets Airbnb and misses the mark

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:27:45 +1200 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Auckland Council’s new ‘Airbnb rate’ falls dismally short of the mark and fails to reduce unfairness for traditional accommodation providers, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.More >>

Huge snow dump delivers epic powder day at Treble Cone

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:23:12 +1200 | Treble Cone

Wanaka’s iconic Treble Cone ski area is revelling in the white stuff, after receiving over 45cms of snow in the last 24 hours. More >>

School’s out: Air New Zealand jets Kiwi sunseekers offshore

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:09:09 +1200 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is experiencing its busiest winter school holidays on record, with a quarter more Kiwis booked to travel to international destinations than the same period five years ago.More >>

Mosgiel, Dunedin Achieves Motorhome Friendly Town Status

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 15:15:30 +1200 | Enterprise Dunedin

Dunedin is welcoming self-contained motorhome visitors with open arms, as Mosgiel becomes the latest addition to the national Motorhome Friendly Town scheme facilitated by the New Zealand Motor Caravanning Association (NZMCA).More >>

International visitor levy an opportunity

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 10:22:01 +1200 | Northland Conservation Board

International visitor levy an opportunity to boost Northland conservation funding, add urgently needed infrastructure to fight kauri dieback The Northland Conservation Board is calling on the Government to target portions of the proposed new international ...More >>

Hotel Awards highlight regional hotel excellence

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 09:52:17 +1200 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Operating far from the main centres has been no barrier for several winners in the 2018 New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards, announced on Thursday evening (5 July) at a gala dinner in Auckland. High-performing staff members from the previously un-nominated ...More >>

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters bites over fake meat bu

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 13:37:10 +1200 | RNZ

Politicians have beef with Air New Zealand over its promotion of a meat substitute 'Impossible Burger.' More >>

Thanks Air New Zealand For Backing Something New

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 10:07:54 +1200 | Little Island

So yesterday when acting Prime Minister Winston Peters got hot and bothered about a new temporary vegan burger on the Air New Zealand menu, stating that our national carrier should be the meat industry's number one marketer, it got us thinking, shouldn’t ...More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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