Cheapflights launches ‘EscEscape’

Press Release – Cheapflights

Just double tap Esc for flight search suggestions Global flight search and travel deals website, Cheapflights, has given Esc keyboard keys everywhere a new lease of life with the launch of its innovative EscEscape (pronounced … Read more »

Last push to raise funds for tunnel property purchase

Press Release – Dunedin Tunnel Trails Trust

The Dunedin Tunnels Trail Trust is calling on the community to help it raise the last funds needed to purchase the property providing access to the disused Chain Hills rail tunnel that connects Abbotsford to Wingatui. The deadline for confirming … Read more »

Dusting of snow signals winter on its way

Press Release – Mt Ruapehu

MT RUAPEHU 24 April 2017: A recent dusting of snow on Mt Ruapehu has signalled winter is on its way, and 2017 is set to be a bumper ski season with new snowmakers opening the ski fields a month earlier than usual in early June. Read more »

Auckland gains business success during World Masters Games

Press Release – ATEED

With nearly 25,000 athletes from 100 countries here for the World Masters Games 2017, Aucklands economic growth agency is presenting business and investment opportunities to interested international visitors. Read more »

Bumper Cruise Season for New Zealand 2016-17

Press Release – Cruise New Zealand

Bumper Cruise Season for New Zealand 2016-17 The last ship of the 2016-17 cruise season will sail out of the Bay of Islands tomorrow (Anzac Day), marking the end of another very busy summer. The Sirena is the last of 41 ships from 22 cruise lines … Read more »

Kaikoura’s SH1 south – closure to continue into May

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency crews are continuing to work on the new slip 3 km south of Peketa, near Kaikoura, over this weekend and into the next fortnight. Read more »

Consumer confidence eases in April, remains above average

Article – BusinessDesk

April 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence eased in April, weighed by a slowdown in the property market and growing expectations that interest rates will rise. Read more »

University of Canterbury flies high in new partnership

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Asias largest airline has joined the University of Canterbury (UC) in a new partnership which will benefit Tekapo and the Mackenzie District. Read more »

eGate expansion project nears completion

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today announced 15 new eGates are now fully operational at Auckland Airport arrivals, meaning Customs nationwide upgrade and expansion of eGates is almost complete. The Government has invested $6.6 million in this … Read more »

Whale Watch Kaikoura helps fund Harbour restoration

Press Release – Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura have joined forces with key stake holders and the Government to support the restoration of the Kaikura harbour following the November 2016 earthquake. Read more »

Kaikōura Harbour to be enhanced post-quake

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced additional funding of $700,000 for the restoration of Kaikura Harbour, bringing the governments total contribution to $5.7 million. Read more »

Clear support among public for tourism

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The public is right behind the tourism industry with almost all New Zealanders agreeing that international tourism is good for the country, as shown by the latest research from Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Read more »

Air New Zealand wins prestigious award for Communications

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealands communications team has been named Communications Team of the Year at the Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards announced overnight in Hong Kong. Read more »

Record Summer of Concerts Delivers $37m Boost for Auckland

Press Release – Regional Facilities Auckland

Music lovers from around New Zealand flocked to Aucklands outdoor stadiums this summer, boosting the local economy by more than $37M the citys most successful outdoor concert season to date. Read more »

New Finance Minister to meet Kapiti businesses

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Hon Steven Joyce will make his first visit to Kapiti as Finance Minister next week to speak to Kapitin based businesses, ahead of his first Budget in May. Read more »

NZ Q1 Consumer Price Inflation Release

Press Release – HiFX

The NZ Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Q1 has just been released. The CPI came in higher than expected . NZ CPI Q1/Annual: Headline Q1 CPI +1.0% / +2.2% Consensus 0.9% / +2.1% Non-tradables CPI +1.0% / +2.5% versus previous quarter Tradables CPI … Read more »

Use of Ruapehu images by Taupo draws strong local reaction

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron said that public reaction to Taupo using snow and skiing images to promote Taupo as a tourism destination was another example of why maintaining investment into Visit Ruapehu was so important. Read more »

New products set to wow at TRENZ 2017

Press Release – TRENZ

A world first extreme adventure activity, operators taking visitors off the beaten track and an upscale hotel returning to Christchurch are amongst the new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2017. Read more »

Waterfront backpackers lodge placed on the market for sale

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

The only waterfront backpackers accommodation hostel in the Coromandel tourist-magnet township of Whitianga has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Auckland Airport to host International Travel Summit

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport will again host an international travel summit immediately prior to TRENZ, the New Zealand tourism industrys annual conference for tourism operators, travel buyers and media. The 2017 Auckland Airport International Travel Summit will … Read more »

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