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Tourism Talent Taps Expedia NZ Manager Kelly Dodd

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 12:45:08 +1300 | Tourism Talent

Tourism Talent, the premier recruitment agency in the tourism and hospitality sector, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kelly Dodd as Senior Associate for Hotels, Resorts, and Accommodation bringing with her a wealth of experience and a passion ...More >>

Holiday Parks Enjoy Record Numbers In January

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 12:41:28 +1300 | Holiday Parks NZ

Holiday parks around the country have had a booming summer, with more than 2 million guests in January, a new record for that month. Holiday Parks NZ Chief Executive Fergus Brown said that internal data and official accommodation figures indicated ...More >>

New Data Highlights The Economic Importance Of Tourism To New Zealand And To Households

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:39:16 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New figures confirm the tourism industry is recovering strongly, and making a major contribution to the New Zealand economy. Statistics NZ’s annual Tourism Satellite Account shows that for the year to March 2023, tourism was generating $37.7 billion ...More >>

Napier Port Marks 1000th Cruise Ship Visit To Napier As Current Summer Season On Track To Be Busiest Ever

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 13:39:40 +1300 | Napier Port

Napier Port welcomed the Silver Muse today and marked the 1000th cruise ship visit to Napier since they began calling 30 years ago. After the vessel was safely berthed on 2 Wharf, Napier Port CEO Todd Dawson presented the ship’s captain with a gift ...More >>

Northland Open For Business As Critical Works To Repair SH1 Brynderwyn Hills Begin

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 12:01:56 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Simeon Brown Minister of Transport The Government is encouraging New Zealanders to support, visit, and explore Northland, as the closure and detour of SH1 at the Bryderwyn Hills begins, and critical repair work by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) ...More >>

The Chicken Sandwich That Broke The Internet Is Officially Coming To New Zealand This April

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 11:59:32 +1300 | Popeyes

Auckland, NZ: After years of hope and speculation from Kiwis, Popeyes®, the original Louisiana fried chicken, is finally making its way to New Zealand. The first hero restaurant is scheduled to open in April in Takanini, Auckland. One of the world’s ...More >>

Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival Announces 2025 Date

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 18:51:45 +1300 | Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival

Get ready to raise a glass and celebrate the best of Wairarapa! The highly anticipated Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival has announced its 2025 date. Hot on the heels of a fantastic festival last weekend, returning to the stunning riverside setting of ...More >>

Save The Date! Tourism’s Top Leadership Event Is Heading To Auckland

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 11:49:06 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is thrilled to announce that this year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa will be held in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. One of the industry’s premier thought leadership events, the Summit will be held on 6 November at Cordis Auckland, ...More >>

Local Producers Launch The Taste Taranaki Producers Map

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:08:07 +1300 | TasteTaranaki

<img src="" width="720" height="693"> As part of an effort to boost food tourism in the region, a collective of sixteen Taranaki food and drink producers ...More >>

The Only Operator Offering World-exclusive Helicopter Landings On Tasman Glacier, INFLITE Group Returns To Franz Josef

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:16:21 +1300 | Inflite Charters

INFLITE Group makes a grand return to flying on the West Coast, with INFLITE Franz & Fox Helicopters. An exciting extension that has become the immediate go-to for local and international tourists wanting exclusive access to the most incredible, ...More >>

Avis Research Reveals Ideal Kiwi Road Trip

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:32:46 +1300 | Boyd PR

Recent research reveals the perfect summer road trip involves detouring to small towns, visiting iconic Kiwi landmarks and the voices of Hillary Barry and Taika Waititi. It also found that almost eight in ten (78%) Kiwis who are planning a road trip this ...More >>

QT Hotels & Resorts’ Leadership Goes From Strength To Strength

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 08:41:46 +1300 | QT Hotels

Australia and New Zealand’s most celebrated designer hotel collection, QT Hotels & Resorts, part of EVT, continues to go from strength to strength with new leadership appointments. The award-winning hotel collection continues to welcome ...More >>

Global Tourism Resilience Day

Sat, 17 Feb 2024 18:43:15 +1300 | Regional Pacific NDC Hub

As the world commemorates Global Tourism Resilience Day on February 17th, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) took a significant step forward in its commitment to sustainable tourism and climate resilience. In alignment with this global initiative, FSM is ...More >>

Pike29 Memorial Track Opens

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 13:12:52 +1300 | Department of Conservation

The Pike29 Memorial Track officially opened today with mountain bikers and walkers set to use it for the first time tomorrow. <img src="" width="720" height="540"> Pike River Family Members After ...More >>

West Coast Tourism Attractions Officially Open

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 11:07:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister for Regional Development Regional Development Minister Shane Jones will attend the official opening of two highly anticipated tourism projects on the West Coast today – Pike29 Memorial Track, dedicated to the memory of the ...More >>

Overseas Visitor Arrivals Continue To Pick Up

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 10:32:56 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Overseas visitor arrivals were 2.96 million in the December 2023 year, according to data released by Stats NZ today. This was up 1.52 million from the 2022 year. By the end of 2023, overseas visitor arrival numbers were 79 percent of the pre-pandemic ...More >>

Encouraging True Love To Bloom – For Nelson Tasman

Fri, 9 Feb 2024 14:29:19 +1300 | Nelson Regional Development Agency

  Airports are the place where love is all around, and this Valentine’s Day Nelson’s unsuspecting travellers will be treated to a classic romantic gesture – courtesy of Nelson’s Regional Development Agency (NRDA) in partnership with ...More >>

Te Kaha Economic Impact

Thu, 8 Feb 2024 13:54:50 +1300 | Venues Otautahi

Venues Ōtautahi has estimated the economic impact of Te Kaha Stadium to be around $50 million per year for the Canterbury region. Chief Executive, Caroline Harvie-Teare, says this is a relatively conservative estimate, based on the events the new venue ...More >>

Embracing The New Era Of Travel: New Zealand's 2024 Forecast

Wed, 7 Feb 2024 10:01:29 +1300 | Hugh Grant

Explore New Zealand's travel predictions for 2024. Uncover the latest trends and destinations shaping New Zealand's travel landscape. More >>

Summer Holiday Hospitality Spending Down On Last Year, Despite Fewer Weather Disruptions

Fri, 2 Feb 2024 11:07:01 +1300 | Worldline

While the New Year started with a modest overall rise in consumer spending at Core Retail merchants, spending in the Hospitality sector over the busy summer holiday period in January ran below year-ago levels. Data released by Worldline NZ today ...More >>


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