DWC investigates economics of Kingston Flyer operation

Press Release – Development West Coast

Due diligence undertaken by Development West Coast into relocating the Kingston Flyer to operate as a heritage tourism attraction and regional development initiative on the West Coast has concluded that the concept is not economic. Read more »

Emirates Sweeps Four Titles at Business Traveller Awards

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates innovation, investments in product, and customer service have been recognised with an array of accolades at the Business Traveller Middle East 2015 Awards. Read more »

Safety pays when travelling overseas

Press Release – Southern Cross

Natural disasters such as the recent earthquake in Nepal and volcano eruption in Chile serve as a timely reminder to check your destination is safe and purchase insurance long before you travel, advises Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI). Read more »

Fears Camping Ground May Become Chinese Workers’ Camp

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Fears Camping Ground May Become Chinese Workers Camp The National government must seek clarification from the buyers of a Far North camping ground that it will not be used as a workers camp for lowly paid Chinese workers, says New Zealand … Read more »

School Safety Video winner announced

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Avalon Intermediate School has been named the winner of Air New Zealand and Te Papas safety video competition. Read more »

Budget 2015: PM announces funding for Northland cycle trail

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2015: PM announces funding for Northland cycle trail Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has announced a further $3 million will be invested in 2015/16 to help fund the completion of Northlands Twin Coast Cycle Trail Pou Herenga Tai. … Read more »

Port decision jeopardises cruise sector & NZ economy

Press Release – Cruise New Zealand

Not proceeding with the full expansion plans for the Ports of Auckland jeopardises the fast-growing cruise sector, and will cost Auckland and New Zealands economy millions of dollars, Cruise New Zealand says. The decision means the brand new Ovation … Read more »

South America Set to Become Fastest Growing Destination

Press Release – House of Travel

South America Set to Become Fastest Growing Destination for Kiwi Travellers By Fleur Revell 01 May 2015 South America is expected to be the fastest growing travel market for Kiwis in 2016 according to a local travel industry expert. Read more »

CORRECT: Tourism Holdings lifts full-year guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, the largest campervan rental business in Australia and New Zealand, has boosted full-year guidance for a third time and hired First NZ Capital to review its capital structure. Read more »

ManaBus.com Brings Tauranga and Rotorua Closer to Whangarei

Press Release – Mana Bus

30 April 2016 – New Zealands only city to city express coach service is about to extend its Whangarei services by adding a daily direct service to Tauranga, as well as an additional direct service to Rotorua. Read more »

Serko buys Arnold Travel for ‘nominal sum’

Article – BusinessDesk

May 1 (BusinessDesk) – Serko, the online travel booking business, has bought Expedia’s Arnold Travel Technology for a confidential nominal sum, which it expects will boost its Australasian transaction volumes by at least a fifth. Read more »

IBIS Wellington wins top NZ accommodation award

Press Release – Travelbug

IBIS Wellington has beaten tough competition to achieve first place in Trade Mes annual Travelbug awards, which recognises outstanding accommodation operators as rated by guests. Read more »

Lucrative US Market Looms for Tru-Design

Press Release – F2 Communications

Auckland, New Zealand Leading New Zealand marine manufacturer, Tru-Design Plastics Ltd has gained ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) H27 compliance for its range of through hull valve fittings. Read more »

Tourism Holdings lifts full-year guidance, reviews capital

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, the largest campervan rental business in Australia and New Zealand, has boosted full-year guidance for a third time and hired First NZ Capital to review its capital structure. Read more »

Tourists have property stolen – State Highway One

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waikato District Police are keen to locate a grey 4 door sedan last seen south of Cambridge township at about 3pm today (28.04.2014) Read more »

i-SITE to Relocate to Octagon Civic Centre

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin’s i-SITE Visitor Centre is to move to a higher profile central city location in the Octagon Civic Centre. Read more »

Regional air routes must be maintained

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must use its majority shareholding to make sure Air New Zealand cooperates with second tier airlines stepping into the regional routes it has abandoned, Labours Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. Read more »

Council-owned holiday park pitched for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

A popular Rotorua holiday park has been placed on the market as a freehold going concern. Read more »

Asia Summit 2015 – how to attract the new Asian traveller

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airports Asia Summit is a key tourism event which will this year focus on how to attract the new Asian traveller to New Zealand across the four seasons. Read more »

Emirates Scores Double Honours From New Zealand Public

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates Airline is celebrating achieving honours for its service as judged by the New Zealand public in two separate surveys. Read more »

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