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Auckland Airport infrastructure spend to go under microscope

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:58:46 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission will pay particular attention to Auckland International Airport's planned $1.8 billion infrastructure spend in the regulator's upcoming airport price review. More >>

Air New Zealand picks up Kiwi innovation award

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:30:43 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand picks up Kiwi innovation award Air New Zealand’s customer innovation programme has taken out the Innovation in Technology Solutions award at the annual New Zealand Innovation Awards in Auckland last night. The awards recognise and celebrate ...More >>

Destination Queenstown Board Members Confirmed

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:24:43 +1300 | Destination Queenstown

Jonathan Browne from Skycity Queenstown was elected to the Professional/Retail/Services sector seat and Michael McMillan was re-elected to one of the Accommodation sector seats at the recent Annual General Meeting.More >>

GeoZone Wins at Innovation Awards

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:17:51 +1300 | GeoZone

A hunger for innovation and a passion for tourism is behind the success of campervan companion app CamperMate. More >>

Air NZ named world's top airline by Condé Nast Traveler

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:56:42 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has been named Top Airline in the World by prestigious US magazine Condé Nast Traveler in its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. More >>

Real Journeys Announced as Queenstown Festival Partner

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:22:36 +1300 | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (19 October 2017) Leading tourism company Real Journeys has today been announced as the Queenstown Winter Festival’s new title partner. More >>

New self-drive JetSprint experience delivers fun and thrills

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:42:00 +1300 | Robinson-Derus

A world first, adrenaline-rush experience has opened in Auckland that puts you in the driving seat of a gutsy, 100HP SuperThriller JetSprint boat, racing the clock around a twisting, man-made lake circuit.More >>

Tourism Holdings mindful of global ructions

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:15:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings is better equipped to cope with major global events that may stifle international travel, such as last year's Brexit vote and the election of US President Donald Trump, says chair Rob Campbell. More >>

Watershed release for NZ cruise sector

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:22:48 +1300 | Joint Press Release

New government statistics about New Zealand cruise visitors will reaffirm the size and importance of the cruise sector, the New Zealand Cruise Association says. Today’s release from Stats NZ and the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment provides ...More >>

Air New Zealand offers extra flights for football fans

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:52:11 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is deploying additional capacity between Auckland and Wellington over the weekend of 11-12 November to help football fans see the All Whites take on Peru in the FIFA World Cup – Intercontinental Playoff.More >>

Country’s largest motorhome, caravan and outdoor expo

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:55:12 +1300 | NZMCA

New Zealand’s largest annual motorhome, caravan and outdoor expo, the Covi NZMCA Insurance Motorhome, Caravan & Outdoor SuperShow, is building for an even bigger show with the introduction of a dedicated accessories hall and marque.More >>

China's Citic Capital builds 7.3% stake in Tourism Holdings

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:03:36 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Chinese investment manager Citic Capital, which oversees US$21 billion of assets, has built up a 7.3 percent stake in Tourism Holdings, making it the motorhome operator's second-biggest shareholder.More >>

222,000 Passengers Cruise into New Zealand

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:07:55 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand was visited by 222,000 unique cruise ship passengers in the year ended June 2017, Stats NZ said today. This was down 7 percent from the June 2016 year, but was 14 percent higher than the June 2015 year. The drop from 2016 partly reflected ...More >>

Heli Tours gaining its mark on sustainable tourism

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:53:50 +1300 | Heli Tours

Queenstown commercial scenic flight provider Heli Tours Queenstown is celebrating after being recognized as one of the highest-quality, safe and sustainable tourism businesses in the country.More >>

Extra Touch Award Presented to Darryl Wilson

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:47:16 +1300 | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

For his outstanding contribution providing access to both travel and recreational opportunities for blind and vision impaired patrons, Darryl Wilson, Chief Executive of Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park Ltd is the recipient of Blind Citizens NZ’s ...More >>

Aussies Lead Overseas Invasion at Air NZ Queenstown Marathon

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:03:21 +1300 | Air New Zealand

The Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon is already well established as an iconic event, one renowned globally for its stunning location, scenery and the hospitality offered at New Zealand’s largest annual marathon race.*More >>

The George Named in Top Ten Readers Choice Awards

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:03:27 +1300 | The George

The George, one of New Zealand’s most treasured boutique hotels and the only hotel in Christchurch with a one to one staff to guest ratio has been named in the top ten hotels in Australia and New Zealand by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. ...More >>

Great Glenorchy Getaway Day Event on 22nd October Cancelled

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:21:45 +1300 | Headwaters

Due to the recent tragedy that has saddened all of us in the Glenorchy community, the Great Glenorchy Getaway Day that was planned for Sunday, 22nd October has been cancelled. More >>

Serko Establishes U.S. Presence with Key Appointment

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:00:11 +1300 | Serko

Auckland, New Zealand. 16 October 2017 – Serko Ltd . ( SKO.NZ ), a leader in online travel booking and expense management for business, today announced the establishment of its U.S. operations and first appointment of Richard (Rich) Miller, to advance ...More >>

Bright young graduate chooses adventure over architecture

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:22 +1300 | Ara Institute

What started as a gap year turned into a career when Jamie Marr gave up the office life for the great outdoors. More >>


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