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Resurgent Chinese visitors offset lethargic tourism sector

Thu, 24 May 2018 18:33:24 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) -A resurgence of Chinese visitors is a highlight for the domestic tourism sector, which economists say may be in a lull after a last year’s spike during the British and Irish Lions tour.More >>

On Emirates, Favourite Boaards Can Go To Bali Too

Thu, 24 May 2018 14:05:57 +1200 | Emirates Airlines

Surfboards will go free, provided they meet certain measurements, when Emirates starts flying between Auckland and Bali next month. More >>

New Zealand Cruise Association announces 2018 Conference

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:46:33 +1200 | NZ Cruise Association

Registrations are now open for the New Zealand Cruise Association’s 2018 Conference, to be held in Blenheim from 23 – 24 August. More >>

Snowplanet’s 3D dining experience a first for New Zealand

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:14:03 +1200 | Snowplanet

An innovative multi-sensorial 3D culinary experience that’s the hit of the London dining scene is making its New Zealand debut at Snowplanet. More >>

Visitor numbers down, but arrivals from China grow

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:50:14 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

In the April 2018 month, visitor arrivals fell 28,000 to 283,900, compared with April last year, Stats NZ said today. As reported in International travel and migration: April 2018 , this fall was due to a record April month last year and seasonal changes ...More >>

Airport travellers welcomed with fresh new look

Tue, 22 May 2018 10:57:35 +1200 | Timaru District Council

Travellers through Timaru’s Richard Pearse Airport are being welcomed by a fresh new look following the completion of a $1 million terminal upgrade. More >>

Major sports back Auckland stadium strategy

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:24:38 +1200 | Regional Facilities Auckland

New Zealand’s favourite sports have backed Regional Facilities Auckland’s vision for enhancing the city’s outdoor stadium infrastructure. More >>

Remote Matawai café and post service business up for sale

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:06:30 +1200 | Bayleys

Remote café and post service business up for sale in the town with no beer More >>

Visitor arrivals cool off in April

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:51:53 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals fell 28,000 to 283,900 in April 2018, compared with the same month last year, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Puaki Tā moko exhibition opens at Te Kōngahu Museum Waitangi

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:42:19 +1200 | Great Things

Puaki Tā moko exhibition to debut at Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Opens this Saturday More >>

Significant growth in international visitor spending

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:53:34 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand reached $10.9 billion for the year to March 2018, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).More >>

Air NZ invites customers to travel like royalty tomorrow

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:05:02 +1200 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is set to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle with customers who share the same wedding date. More >>

ChristchurchNZ 2018 Budget commentary

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:06:04 +1200 | ChristchurchNZ

Highlights for Christchurch and Canterbury The Coalition Government has delivered on its promise to make nearly $300 million available to accelerate the Canterbury recovery: • $298.5 million of capital in 2018/19 for an acceleration fund, plus ...More >>

Budget 2018 not positive for tourism

Thu, 17 May 2018 16:29:58 +1200 | Tourism Industry Association

Cutting Tourism New Zealand’s funding is short-sighted and will end up costing the economy through lost export earnings, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “We are disappointed that today’s Budget has reduced Tourism New Zealand’s budget by ...More >>

Tongariro National Park Management Plan partial review

Wed, 16 May 2018 16:10:43 +1200 | NZ Conservation Authority

The New Zealand Conservation Authority (the Authority) approved amendments to the Tongariro National Park Management Plan (the Plan) which will allow for mountain biking at its most recent meeting in Wellington on 23 April.More >>

Qantas partnership gives Massey students a flying start

Wed, 16 May 2018 12:32:13 +1200 | Massey University

Students at Massey University’s School of Aviation will be offered a pathway to fly for Jetstar New Zealand, thanks to a new partnership announced today. More >>

Sir Graham Henry To Take On The Camino For Kiwi Kids

Wed, 16 May 2018 12:22:29 +1200 | Variety - The Children's Charity

It’s the most famous pilgrimage trail in Europe and now Kiwi travellers can take on the challenge of the Camino for a cause close to home, with none other than Sir Graham and Lady Raewyn Henry. More >>

New Qualmark Rating for Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

Wed, 16 May 2018 11:12:20 +1200 | Bluebridge NZ

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries has been recognised for its outstanding business practices, earning the country’s highest accolade for tourism operators, a Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award rating from Qualmark.More >>

“Iconic” new airport terminal for Tairāwhiti

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:02:28 +1200 | Eastland Group

Eastland Group, Gisborne District Council, Ngai Tāwhiri and Eastland Community Trust collaborating on significant regional project. The region’s ambitions to become a significant player in the national and international tourism market have ...More >>

Holden NZ estimates $4M bill on voluntary airbag recall

Mon, 14 May 2018 17:26:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 14 (BusinessDesk) - Holden New Zealand anticipates a $4 million bill will accompany the voluntary recall of 24,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags, which is separate to the government's compulsory order over the faulty safety devices last month. More >>


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