Wider tourism discussion needed for Auckland

Press Release – Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust

Ngti Whtua rkei Trust says that opportunities for Mori tourism across the entire Auckland region should be explored thoroughly before any discussion on a potential sculpture takes place. Read more »

TECNZ Launches New Health & Safety Initiative

Press Release – Tourism Export Council

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) has launched a new Health & Safety (H&S) online checklist to improve the efficiency of H&S data collection, storage, and distribution for all New Zealand tourism operators. Read more »

A350 Aircraft Launched with Premium Economy Fares

Press Release – Philippine Airlines

Effective 28 October 2018, Philippine Airlines will be introducing their new Airbus A350 aircraft on the daily non-stop service between Manila and London/Heathrow. New non-stop service between Manila and New York/JFK will be launched on 29 October. … Read more »

Economic impact of riding in Whakarewarewa Forest

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

People who ride in Rotoruas Whakarewarewa forest contribute between $30m and $50m in spending annually to the local economy. Read more »

Seeing the big picture on travel

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders will be able to easily create simple graphs showing international travel trends, with the launch of a new online tool for tourism and migration figures, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

NZ’s Largest Alpine Resort to Be Developed

Press Release – Cardrona Alpine Resort

A new partnership between Cardrona Alpine Resort and Queenstown businessman John Darby will lead to the development of New Zealands largest alpine resort, incorporating Cardrona and a new Soho Basin Ski Area. Read more »

InterCity continues Aussie expansion with new acquisition

Press Release – InterCity Group

New Zealand tourism and transport company InterCity Group has today announced the expansion of its Australian portfolio with the purchase of a second Far North Queensland dive cruise business, Divers Den. Read more »

NZ guest nights rise to a record for May

Article – BusinessDesk

July 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand guest nights rose in May to a reach a record level for the month, driven by higher local stays across the country and more international tourists in the South Island. Read more »

Queenstown ‘bed tax’ could kill the goose

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Queenstown Mayors proposed bed tax could choke the goose that lays the golden egg, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, As though its not already costly enough for people to … Read more »

Guest nights up 1.6 percent in May

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Over 2.5 million nights were spent in commercial accommodation in May 2018, Stats NZ said today. This number is up 1.6 percent from May 2017. Read more »

Council targets Airbnb and misses the mark

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Auckland Councils new Airbnb rate falls dismally short of the mark and fails to reduce unfairness for traditional accommodation providers, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Read more »

School’s out: Air New Zealand jets Kiwi sunseekers offshore

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is experiencing its busiest winter school holidays on record, with a quarter more Kiwis booked to travel to international destinations than the same period five years ago. Read more »

Mosgiel, Dunedin Achieves Motorhome Friendly Town Status

Press Release – Enterprise Dunedin

Dunedin is welcoming self-contained motorhome visitors with open arms, as Mosgiel becomes the latest addition to the national Motorhome Friendly Town scheme facilitated by the New Zealand Motor Caravanning Association (NZMCA). Read more »

International visitor levy an opportunity

Press Release – Northland Conservation Board

International visitor levy an opportunity to boost Northland conservation funding, add urgently needed infrastructure to fight kauri dieback The Northland Conservation Board is calling on the Government to target portions of the proposed new international … Read more »

Hotel Awards highlight regional hotel excellence

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Operating far from the main centres has been no barrier for several winners in the 2018 New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards, announced on Thursday evening (5 July) at a gala dinner in Auckland. High-performing staff members from the previously un-nominated … Read more »

Thanks Air New Zealand For Backing Something New

Press Release – Little Island

So yesterday when acting Prime Minister Winston Peters got hot and bothered about a new temporary vegan burger on the Air New Zealand menu, stating that our national carrier should be the meat industry’s number one marketer, it got us thinking, shouldnt … Read more »

Researchers to reveal impact of Airbnb on Canterbury tourism

Press Release – Christchurch NZ

Canterbury researchers are set to uncover the impact the Airbnb accommodation phenomenon has had on the regions tourism industry. Read more »

Air NZ Needs to Review Promotion of Synthetic Proteins

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Air New Zealand has dealt another blow to regional New Zealand by promoting the meat substitute Impossible Burger says New Zealand First Primary Industries spokesperson, Mark Patterson. Read more »

Responsible, inclusive approach to managing Freedom camping

Press Release – Kaikoura District Council

Kaikura District Council Media Release: Council commits to progress and seeks community voices as it takes responsible, inclusive approach to managing Freedom camping Read more »

Tourism dollars being lost

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Revenues of up to $40m are being lost for Auckland businesses because mooring buoys or dolphins that were approved last November for location at the end of Queens Wharf are not yet consented. Read more »

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