Fox Glacier site filmed by drone

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police search and rescue staff, along with Aoraki-Mt Cook Alpine Cliff Rescue and Fox Glacier Alpine Cliff Rescue crews were able to return to Fox Glacier briefly today to resume the recovery operation. Read more »

Overseas visitors vote with their wallets

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New tourism figures out today show overseas visitors are voting with their wallets and endorsing New Zealands reputation as a world-class destination, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Wellington Airport extension would dent domestic volumes

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Wellington International Airport would attract an additional 6.1 million passengers in the next 45 years if allowed to extend its runway by 355 metres into Lyall Bay, according to a cost-benefit analysis for the airport by Sapere … Read more »

Nod for new NZ-India air services deal welcomed

Press Release – India Trade Alliance

The Indian Government has approved the signing of a revised Air Services Agreement between India and New Zealand, according to a Government media release last week. Read more »

Queenstown’s international visitor spend surges 25% in 2015

Press Release – Destination Queenstown

Queenstowns international visitor spend surges 25% in 2015 Queenstown, New Zealand (25 November 2015) Queenstown is again the number one regional centre in New Zealand for international visitor expenditure, retaining its 14% market share of all international … Read more »

Cut down on red meat, buy an EV and reduce your emissions

Press Release – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New research has identified where households can make a real difference to their greenhouse gas emissions and cutting down on red meat and purchasing an electric vehicle are top of the list. Read more »

October 2015 Monthly traffic update

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Issued : 25 November 2015 October 2015 Monthly traffic update 7.6% Auckland Airports international passengers (excluding transit passengers) were up 7.6% in October 2015 compared with October 2014. Growth was achieved across … Read more »

International visitor spend up 38 per cent for September

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spend grew 38 per cent to $9.4 billion in the September 2015 year, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Read more »

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand October 2015

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. Read more »

Decarbonizing tourism

Press Release – Professor Michael Hall

The damaging effects of CO2 emissions from tourism could eventually be eliminated if travelers paid just US$11 per trip, according to a new study published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism . Read more »

Kiwi stops Queenstown flights, looks to other regions

Press Release – Kiwi Regional Airlines

One month after commencing flights between Dunedin and Queenstown, Kiwi Regional Airlines has announced it will be ceasing these services, with the last flight on 30th November 2015. Read more »

New tourism and hospitality college for Northland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Louise Upston have welcomed the announcement today of a new tourism and hospitality college that will open in Northland early next year. Read more »

Palmerston North now a Top 10 Tourist Destination

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North now a Top 10 Tourist Destination in Terms of Spending Palmerston North is now New Zealands 10th largest tourist destination based on the amount visitors spend. According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation … Read more »

Auckland’s first Adina Apartment Hotel opens

Press Release – TFE Hotels

November 2015 TFE Hotels is set to open the doors on its newest New Zealand hotel on December 1, the Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart overlooking Queens Wharf in the CBD, the first Adina Apartment Hotel to enter the New Zealand market. Read more »

Record Levels of Debt-Ridden Foreign Students

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand is facing a catastrophe from highly indebted students entering the country on student visas, warns New Zealand First. Read more »

Summer brings Gourmet Night Market back to the Mount

Press Release – Gourmet Night Market

The third Gourmet Night Market season kicks off Friday December 4th in Mt Maunganui from 5pm. The family-friendly summer event has been extremely popular with locals and visitors attracting around 5000 hungry patrons on Fridaynights. Read more »

Tourism Holdings sees 10% lift in 2016 profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, the campervan rental company, expects to lift profit 10 percent in the 2016 financial year, and is weighing up potential acquisitions globally and in the broader tourism industry. Read more »

Record High for Visitor Spend in Hamilton & Waikato

Press Release – HamiltonWaikato

Visitor spending in the Hamilton & Waikato region for the year ended March 2015 has reached the highest figures on record according to statistics released on Friday. Read more »

Take a Soul Journey to Queenstown for a real treat

Press Release – Southern PR

When the daily chatter becomes too much, the to do list has taken over and the batteries need serious re-charging, two wellness specialists have the perfect solution a Soul Journey Retreat in Queenstown, New Zealand. Read more »

Tourism boom benefiting Manawatu

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Figures in the recently released Regional Tourism Estimates show Manawatu is benefiting from the current tourism boom says Jono Naylor. Read more »

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