Hawke’s Bay’s “Big Easy” makes shortlist

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Hawkes Bays Big Easy makes shortlist in the 2014 NZ Event Industry Awards Read more »

Holiday parks keeping confident

Press Release – Holiday Accommodation Parks Assn of NZ

The Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor for June/July 2014 shows confidence levels are at +66, indicating that 66% of respondents are currently more optimistic than pessimistic. The result is 36 points ahead of this time last year and no respondents … Read more »

Vacation nation: where Kiwis like to holiday

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

Whether youre an adrenalin junkie or beach bunny, nature enthusiast or amateur vulcanologist, New Zealand has a holiday destination to suit which could explain why 62% of Kiwis aged 14+ took at least one domestic holiday in the year to April … Read more »

Special Fare to Farewell Aranui 3 in 2015

Press Release – MG Media

Aranui is offering hundreds of dollars of savings on one of Aranui 3s final voyages around the islands of Tahiti next year. Read more »

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Statistics New Zealand website. IVA is a monthly report produced by Statistics NZ and sponsored by Tourism New Zealand. Read more »

RSA condemns downing of flight MH17

Press Release – NZ Returned and Services Association

The Royal New Zealand RSA has today denounced the downing of flight MH17, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, as an act of terror. Read more »

NZ’s largest permanent cruise ship docks in Auckland

Press Release – Mango Communications

New Zealands largest permanently-based cruise ship, Hauraki Blue Cruises, opens for business in Aucklands Viaduct Harbour today. The Ipipiri vessel arrived in Auckland from the Bay of Islands in mid-June and has since been rebranded and is … Read more »

International and Australian destinations on sale

Press Release – Qantas

This week Qantas is putting your favourite international hot spots on sale, making that get-away a reality. Read more »

Basin Flyover decision victory for common sense

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party welcomed the Environmental Protection Authority’s draft decision announced today not to allow the $90 million Basin Reserve flyover in Wellington to proceed. Read more »

Heritage Auckland Film Festival Deal

Press Release – Heritage Auckland

Heritage Auckland is the host hotel for the annual New Zealand International Film Festival, on in Auckland until 3 August. For guests spending long hours on their film festival marathon, the hotel offers a heated swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi … Read more »

MH17 Incident – Australia/New Zealand Media Statement

Press Release – Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines confirms it is operating all scheduled flights to and from Australia and New Zealand as normal and is grateful for the support of travel agents and passengers during this difficult time. Read more »

June 2014 Monthly traffic update

Press Release – Auckland International Airport

3.7% International passenger volumes (excluding transit passengers) were 3.7% higher in June 2014 than the previous year. Passenger growth was achieved across all route regions. Asia was the strongest performer (+5.1%) on the back of strong passenger … Read more »

Back-Roads Touring announced as the best Niche Wholesaler

Press Release – Back-Roads Touring

Back-Roads Touring has been announced as the leader in small group travel after being awarded the Best Niche Wholesaler at the 2014 prestigious National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) on the weekend, which acknowledges excellence in tourism. Read more »

Increased flights on Taipei – Brisbane – Auckland route

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has welcomed the decision by China Airlines to add an extra 15,000 seats on its Taipei – Brisbane – Auckland route during the peak New Zealand summer period. Read more »

Viva Expeditions Have Tours To Please Everyone

Press Release – Viva Expeditions

Viva Expeditions fully escorted small group tours are virtually all-inclusive, travelling in one of their purpose built, deluxe expedition vehicles and enjoying the comforts of quality tourist class hotels and fully catered camps throughout the … Read more »

A solid year of international arrivals for New Zealand

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Arrivals to the year-end June have shown stellar performance from key international visitor markets says Tourism New Zealand – with total annual arrival growth of 5.7 per cent equating to 150,000 extra visitors. Read more »

Downing of MH17 shows the Ukraine crisis is a global issue

Press Release – University of Canterbury

The downing of Malaysian airlines flight MH17 clearly shows the Ukraine crisis is not a local or regional affair, it is a global issue and the world community needs to help the Ukraine, University of Canterbury Ukrainian expert Associate Professor … Read more »

Save up to 30% with Accor hotels in Auckland this winter

Press Release – Accor Hotels and Resorts

Its not too late to plan a winter escape in Auckland with no shortage of show-stopping concerts, festivals and sports events to keep the boredom at bay throughout the cooler months. Read more »

Expedia seeks clearance to acquire Wotif

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Expedia Inc. (Expedia) seeking clearance to acquire up to 100% of the shares of Wotif.com Holdings Limited (Wotif). Read more »

Record June for visitor arrivals

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 162,100 in June 2014, surpassing the previous June high of 159,500 in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

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