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Welcome Back! Bluecoats Return To The Auckland Airport

Thu, 7 Dec 2023 11:10:02 +1300 | Auckland Airport

<img src="" width="720" height="480"> · 23 customer service ambassadors return to their former volunteer roles post pandemic · Auckland Airport boosts summer ...More >>

DOC Pauses Fire Alarms Rollout After Concerns Raised By FMC

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 13:13:36 +1300 | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Department of Conservation has announced that plans to roll out heat detectors to all backcountry huts with six or more bunks have been paused pending further work on legislative requirements, practicalities, costs and user safety. FMC has been ...More >>

International Gong For Southland’s Milford Sound Piopiotahi Road Alliance Team

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 14:26:32 +1300 | NZTA

A small southern town housing a handful of dedicated road maintenance, rockfall and avalanche specialists has reached the lofty heights of international awards in recent days. Southland’s Milford Road Alliance, comprising around 30 people from ...More >>

The Camp And Cross Hill Lodge And Domes Achieve GOLD!

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 13:45:27 +1300 | Camp and Cross Hill Lodge

The Camp and Cross Hill Lodge and Domes located in Lake Hāwea near Wānaka is now Qualmark Gold accredited, giving them the admirable status of being a best-in-class sustainable tourism business in New Zealand Having proven that they deliver exceptional ...More >>

Venture Taranaki Is Calling For Local Entrepreneurs To Apply For The PowerUp Business Ready Programme

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 14:58:47 +1300 | Venture Taranaki

Te Puna Umanga Venture Taranaki, the regional development agency, is calling for the next wave of individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset, early-stage business or startup, to submit an application to take part in PowerUp Business Ready. Kicking ...More >>

Travel Lifts International Services Trade

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 11:01:44 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Travel was New Zealand’s largest services export and import for the September 2023 quarter, according to figures released by Stats NZ today. Travel imports were $1.96 billion, and exports were $2.48 billion in the September 2023 quarter, up from ...More >>

Travel Lifts International Services Trade

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 10:43:33 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Travel was New Zealand’s largest services export and import for the September 2023 quarter, according to figures released by Stats NZ today. Travel imports were $1.96 billion, and exports were $2.48 billion in the September 2023 quarter, up from ...More >>

Air New Zealand Is Chasing The Christmas Spirit In Latest Video

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 09:27:48 +1300 | Air New Zealand

High-flying action meets festive fun in Air New Zealand’s new Christmas campaign, The Great Christmas Chase, where one flight attendant takes the airline’s famous manaaki to new heights – all in the name of Christmas spirit. With the holidays ...More >>

Destination Management Plans Set A Path For Region’s Visitor Economy

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 12:59:32 +1300 | ChristchurchNZ

November 30, 2023 : New strategic long-term plans set the region’s visitor economy on a path toward more regenerative tourism. Destination Management Plans, which capture opportunities, challenges, and community wishes for the future, are complete and ...More >>

The Coromandel Scientifically Proven To Be ‘good For Your Soul’ In World First

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 11:55:52 +1300 | Destination Coromandel

To encourage Kiwis to include The Coromandel in their itinerary this summer, Destination Hauraki Coromandel has launched a world-first campaign, backed by science. With its endless golden beaches, rugged hills and green valleys, The Coromandel has always ...More >>

New Names For Hollyford Track Lodges Reflect Traditional Ngāi Tahu Whakaaro

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 10:47:21 +1300 | Ngai Tahu Tourism

The renaming of two luxury lodges on the Hollyford Track in Fiordland National Park is part of a larger kaupapa (project) of anchoring Ngāi Tahu Tourism businesses within the cultural heritage of the iwi. Paul Madgwick, Chairman for Te Rūnanga ...More >>

New Zealand Ranked As 7th Most Unspoilt Country In The World

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 08:40:42 +1300 | Inghams

Inghams has conducted a study which analyses Instagram hashtags to reveal the landscapes around the world most commonly described as ‘unspoilt’ Iceland ranks as the country with the most unspoilt landscapes, followed by Australia and Ireland European countries ...More >>

Hospitality’s Importance Recognised By Incoming Government

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 14:10:10 +1300 | Hospitality NZ

Hospitality industry “ready and willing” to partner with incoming government More >>

Tourism A Ray Of Sunshine As Industry Heads Into Summer

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:11:43 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Total tourism spending is as strong as pre-pandemic levels, boding well for the economy as the tourism industry heads into its second summer of recovery. The Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) by the Ministry, Business, Innovation and Employment ...More >>

Kiwis Dive Back Into Travel, Look For High-value Insurance

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 14:54:52 +1300 | Canstar

 International travel is bouncing back, with a 70% jump in Kiwis going on holiday through September, according to the most recent statistics. And travel insurance is in hot demand, as cash-conscious Kiwis look for value and peace of mind ...More >>

Out Of Autopilot And Into Our Best Life: Shares Its Seven Predictions For Travel In 2024

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 14:49:22 +1300 |

  While travel used to be a means to escape life, new research from reveals that travel is life in 2024 with three quarters (74%) of Kiwis stating they feel more alive than ever when they are on holiday. With over half (58%) of Kiwi ...More >>

New Look For A Favourite Holiday Spot

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 14:37:23 +1300 | Hurunui District Council

A favourite holiday spot in Hurunui will open its gates this weekend. Waikari Reserve Camping Ground is ready for some summer fun, the upgrade now complete. This winter a classroom was relocated from Hurunui College to Waikari Reserve, donated by the ...More >>

Southern Discoveries Celebrates Awards Win, Business Recovery

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 10:44:08 +1300 | Southern Discoveries

Queenstown and Milford Sound tourism operator Southern Discoveries is in celebration mode following a win in Dunedin’s Grand Business South Awards. The Grand Business South Awards celebrate innovation, creativity and success in the business sector, ...More >>

Whangarei District To Welcome First Cruise Ships In Early 2024

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 09:27:30 +1300 | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District is gearing up to welcome its first ever cruise ships in early 2024. Three cruise ships are booked to dock at Northport at Marsden Point over February-March 2024 and seven ships are booked for the following summer season. Mayor Vince Cocurullo ...More >>

New Zealand's Avocado Capital, Katikati, Welcomes A Unique Orchard Tourism Business

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 15:18:31 +1300 | Avocado Tours

An innovative tourism business located in Katikati, the Avocado Capital of New Zealand, is breaking new ground by offering tours of a working avocado orchard, the first-of-its-kind in New Zealand. Co-founded by Tim Rosamond and Michele Ricou, Avocado Tours offers ...More >>


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