NZ migration, tourism soar to new annual records

Article – BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand hit a new annual migration record last month as the country’s appeal lures more foreigners and better prospects here mean fewer Kiwis are tempted to move overseas. Read more »

NZ Hotel Industry Awards – women wow judges

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Women have dominated this years New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards, winning seven of the 10 individual awards, including the General Manager, Senior Hotel Executive and Outstanding Young Hotel Executive of the Year. Read more »

Lions supporters prop up visitor arrivals

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

A surge in visitors from the United Kingdom and Ireland arriving for the British and Irish Lions rugby tour helped boost total overseas visitor arrivals in June 2017, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

SkyCity comfortable with Fletcher delay on convention centre

Article – BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) – SkyCity says it’s comfortable with the “slight delay” from Fletcher Building in completing its $470 million convention centre, announced today as Fletcher’s share price has plunged following a profit downgrade and immediate … Read more »

Digitally Addicted Kiwis Need to Flick the ‘Off’ Switch

Press Release – Choice Hotels

Digitally Addicted Kiwis Need to Flick the Off Switch New research reveals New Zealanders struggle to leave their work at the office New research commissioned by Choice Hotels Asia-Pac [1] , one of New Zealands largest hotel franchise groups, … Read more »

Bryce Dallas Howard casts New Zealand in lead role

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Bryce Dallas Howard is spreading her love for New Zealand as the country’s newest tourism voice in the US. The Petes Dragon, and Jurassic World star has teamed up with National Geographic Travel on a trip across New Zealand exploring spectacular … Read more »

Punakaiki Business Community Welcomes Start of Paparoa Track

Press Release – Punakaiki Promotions Group

A joint do at the new Great Walks Paparoa Track hut about halfway between Punakaiki and Blackball will be the appropriate way to celebrate closer community ties between the two villages, Punakaiki Promotions Group Chair Andrew Beaumont said today. Read more »

Serko sees jump in 1H trading revenue

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Online travel booking software firm Serko said it expects first half trading revenue to be 25 percent to 30 percent higher on the year, excluding gains or losses on Australian dollar revenue hedging, and reiterated it is expecting … Read more »

Serko Trading Update for FY18

Press Release – Serko

Auckland, New Zealand. 18 July 2017 Serko Ltd. (SKO.NZ) Serko expects trading revenue in the first half of the 2018 financial year (1H FY18) to be up approximately 25-30% over the same period for the prior year, excluding gains/losses on AUD revenue … Read more »

NZ Top of Mind for Chinese Travellers Looking to Spend More

Press Release –

Latest research reveals Chinese travellers want more of everything more time traveling, more locations and more exotic experiences Read more »

Off Road Heaven

Press Release – Off Road Adventures

The words adventure tourism and Queenstown go hand-in-hand.And now one of the tourism resorts longest-standing adventure tourism companies is revving up the adventure experience to a whole new level. Read more »

Unexpected Napier holiday for 14 stranded travellers

Press Release – Napier City Council

Its a very unexpected holiday for 14 travellers who were trapped in their vehicles on the Napier-Taupo Road. The 14 are now spending the night at Napier City Council-owned facility Kennedy Park Resort, and are as yet unsure as to when they might be returned … Read more »

Big numbers loving Splash

Press Release – Hastings District Council

It has been another great year for Splash Planet, with almost 113,000 people through the gates over its six month season. That was the highest number in four years and the second highest in 17 years. The financial report for the season had not yet been … Read more »

Fantastical reaction to Air NZ’s latest safety video

Press Release – Air New Zealand

The worlds eyes are on New Zealand thanks to Air New Zealands new safety video A Fantastical Journey which is already a global success with 12.3 million views since its release yesterday morning, generating significant exposure for New Zealand. Read more »

Hospitality efforts win recognition for holiday parks

Press Release – Holiday Parks Association

Five holiday parks that go the extra mile to create a special experience for their guests are finalists in the 2017 Spirit of Hospitality Award sponsored by AA Traveller. Read more »

Tai Poutini Māori Tourism plan gets funding boost

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Mori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has announced a $70,000 investment in Tai Poutini Mori Tourism. Read more »

West Coast to diversify its visitor experience

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is contributing up to $3.2 million to help grow the West Coast visitor economy, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry announced today. Read more »

Serko and Air New Zealand Partner to Power Business Travel

Press Release – Serko

Auckland, New Zealand. 12 July 2017 Serko Ltd . ( SKO.NZ ) Serko, a leader in integrated travel and expense management applications, announced today that it has Read more »

NZ guest nights rise in May as tourism continues unabated

Article – BusinessDesk

July 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand national guest nights rose in May as the strong influx of tourists continued and as domestic stays also pushed higher. Read more »

Ferry sailing cancellations

Press Release – KiwiRail

Sailings of the Interislander ferries have been cancelled due to the deterioration of weather in Cook Strait, with the up to 7-metre-high waves arriving earlier than predicted. Read more »

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