Over 400 Flights into Christchurch in a Single Year

Press Release – Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines will increase services to Christchurch for the peak summer season with an additional five flights between 13 November 2016 to 5 February 2017, bringing the total supplementary flights to 35 and the total number of flights this year to … Read more »

Road Closures around Pauatahanui Inlet, Porirua

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At 12.10am on Sunday 24th July 2016 Police working with Transit NZ and Porirua City Council have closed the following Roads;. Read more »

Taupo Police help 3 tourists on Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At 11 am today Police received a call from a couple in their mid-twenties on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Read more »

Air NZ’s Safety in Hollywood another online blockbuster

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealands Safety in Hollywood another online blockbuster Read more »

Battle for our Birds 2016 operations begin

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The largest pest control operation in New Zealands history has been launched today by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry. Read more »

Young TEC Wins PATA Gold Education & Training Award 2016

Press Release – Tourism Export Council

Disbelief and then great excitement was how Lesley Immink, CEO Tourism Export Council describes Young TEC winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) international award for Education and Training 2016. Read more »

NZ-Milan A380 connections boosted

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates today unveiled plans to increase capacity on the Dubai-Milan route with the deployment of a second daily A380, enabling more A380 to A380 connections with services to and from New Zealand. Read more »

Holiday arrivals rise 15,300 from June 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals numbered 196,200 in June 2016, setting a new June record, Statistics New Zealand said today. Visitor arrivals were up 11 percent from June 2015, due mainly to a 21 percent increase in holiday arrivals. Read more »

Air NZ heads to Hollywood for its latest safety video

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has teamed up with Hollywood actress Anna Faris and New Zealand actor and comedic legend Rhys Darby for its latest safety video, Safety in Hollywood . Read more »

Rotorua Tourism feeds growing Indian appetite for the region

Press Release – Destination Rotorua Marketing

Rotorua is well placed to maximise opportunities presented by a growing Indian visitor market and tourism operators in India are already committing to longer stays in the district. Read more »

National’s Tourism Fund Proving a Fizzer

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The government has dropped the ball over funding to local councils struggling to cope with huge tourism numbers and cannot even give an assurance urgent projects will get money, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Crowne Plaza Auckland celebrates 25 years

Press Release – Crowne Plaza

It wouldnt be a significant birthday without a flash birthday sale. Crowne Plaza Auckland is celebrating its 25th birthday this Friday July 22 with a flash sale extravaganza starting today, offering all guests 25% off when booking the Weekend Package for … Read more »

Tongue-in-cheek campaign calls snow addicts to Lakes

Press Release – NZ Ski Tourism

A lively digital campaign starring NZ ski legends Janina Kuzma and Byron Wells launched in Australia today, urging snow addicts to get their fix in the Southern Lakes of NZ this winter. A collaborative marketing initiative by the NZ Ski Tourism Marketing … Read more »

Honest Kiwi democracy drawing tourists

Press Release – Lincoln University

The honesty of our Government impacts more on tourist numbers than earthquakes, or even the 2007 global financial crisis, a new study shows, and it is something we need to keep working on. Read more »

Emirates introduces interactive amenity kit in Economy Class

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates has launched the worlds first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class, providing a more comfortable travel experience – and New Zealanders travelling to Dubai or beyond from Auckland will be among the first to receive them. Read more »

Cable Car’s reopening delayed by a fortnight

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The return to service of Wellingtons iconic Cable Car will be delayed by two weeks the first trips for members of the public will now be on 15 August, rather than 1 August. Cable Car Company Chief Executive Simon Fleisher says the time needed to … Read more »

Convention centre decision offers security

Press Release – Lincoln University

The Governments decision to downsize the Christchurch Convention Centre should not prevent the new facility from providing security to investors and a major boost to the South Island tourism industry, says Lincoln University tourism lecturer Dr … Read more »

Major Events Fund invests in Rugby League World Cup 2017

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced up to $1.35 million will be invested, through the Major Events Development Fund (MEDF), to help New Zealand co-host the Rugby League World Cup 2017 … Read more »

Auckland welcomes Rugby League World Cup 2017 matches

Press Release – AucklandNZ

Auckland looks forward to welcoming rugby league fans next year, when it hosts two matches in the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017). Auckland has been confirmed as one of the host cities for the tournament, which will be co-hosted by New Zealand … Read more »

Air New Zealand pioneers ‘gate to gate’ use of Bluetooth

Press Release – Air New Zealand

In a first for airlines in the South Pacific, Air New Zealand is giving customers the freedom to use Bluetooth devices gate to gate across its entire fleet. Read more »

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