Treble Cone’s Busiest Ever Start to a Snow Season

Press Release – Treble Cone

The South Islands largest ski area Treble Cone (Wanaka, New Zealand) has enjoyed its busiest ever start to a snow season and has set new records for both its busiest week overall and busiest July ever. Read more »

Millennium & Copthorne 1H profit soars 93%

Article – BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand, the hotel operator and property developer, boosted first-half profit by 93 percent as it lifted the performance of its hotel operations and its property developments turned profitable … Read more »

AA celebrates Tauranga Eastern Link highway opening

Press Release – AA Insurance

AA celebrates Tauranga Eastern Link highway opening The opening of the Tauranga Eastern Link is a huge milestone to celebrate for the Bay of Plenty region, says the Automobile Association. The previous stretch of State Highway 2 from Mount Maunganui … Read more »

Jetstar announces new Wellington-Dunedin services

Press Release – Jetstar

Jetstar will bring low fares to an additional domestic jet route from October this year with the introduction of a new service between Wellington and Dunedin. Read more »

Novotel Gets Queenstown Frozen and raises over $30,000

Press Release – Accor Hotels and Resorts

Novotel Gets Queenstown Frozen and raises over $30,000 for Cure Kids and Queenstown Primary School Novotel Queenstown Lakeside held their eighth annual Cure Kids Fundraiser on Friday 24 July 2015, raising over $28,000 for Cure Kids and $5,000 for Queenstown … Read more »

Applications open for Great Rides funding

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism 30 July 2015 Applications open for Great Rides funding Read more »

Missing Canadian tourists – Bodies identified

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm that the two bodies found in the Kepler Track area are those of 23 year-old French Canadians, Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux. Read more »

New chairman for Destination Rotorua board

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Lakes Council has appointed Peter Stubbs chairman of the board of tourism business unit, Destination Rotorua. Mr Stubbs is also chairman of Rotorua Airport, a Rotorua Lakes Council-owned CCO (council controlled organisation). Council chief … Read more »

Travel Tax Harmful for Tourism Industry

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The travel tax the National Government announced in the May Budget will discourage tourism and adversely impact on one of this countrys largest revenue streams, says New Zealand First. New Zealand First agrees with the Tourism Industry Association … Read more »

Emirates adds fourth daily A380 service to Bangkok

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

29 July 2015: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies today announced its fourth daily A380 service between Dubai and Bangkok with the up-gauge of its current services from 1 December. Read more »

Visiting driver safety training for travel sellers

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Visiting driver safety training for travel sellers A new online training module focusing on safe driving in New Zealand provides offshore travel sellers with the information they need to prepare people for a Kiwi self-drive holiday. The module, … Read more »

Destination Rotorua board chairman standing down

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Alan Bickers, chairman of Rotorua Lakes Councils tourism business unit, Destination Rotorua, has announced his retirement from the board to pursue other interests. Mr Bickers said Destination Rotorua had exceeded its performance targets for economic … Read more »

Tourism industry unites to oppose Travel Tax

Press Release – Joint Press Release

The Government must rethink its new Travel Tax because it is bad policy which will harm New Zealands economy, a coalition of tourism, travel and aviation organisations says. Read more »

The George welcomes two new properties to growing portfolio

Press Release – The George

The George welcomes two luxury properties to growing portfolio Christchurchs luxury boutique hotel, The George is adding two high-end properties under its growing Brook Serene Hotel Management portfolio. Hotel Montreal, Christchurchs only other … Read more »

Auckland connections with double daily Lisbon flights

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Auckland travellers bound for Lisbon will have direct connections at Dubai in each direction when Emirates Airline doubles its service to the Portuguese capital from the beginning of next year. Read more »

Internet Romantics – Risk of Death Penalty in Asia/Pacific

Press Release – Asia Pacific Lawyers Network

Evidence is mounting of increasing numbers of internet romantics and international travellers risking their lives after being deceived, coerced and ultimately exploited by sophisticated international drug cartels, New Zealand death penalty defence … Read more »

Tourism’s global Facebook campaign ‘world class’

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand is yet again leading the field in destination marketing entering a global partnership with Facebook to attract visitors to New Zealand. Read more »

New Location for Thames i-SITE Visitor Centre

Press Release – Destination Coromandel

On the 1st July 2015 Destination Coromandel took over the management of the Thames i-SITE Visitor Centre, as it did with the i-SITE in Whitianga last year. On the 1st August, the Thames i-SITE will move to its new location at the Thames Civic Centre … Read more »

Diver Killed by Shark Highlights Stewart Island Fears

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

A recreational scallop diver killed today by a Great White Shark in Tasmania highlights the risk commercial divers face in Stewart Island and the callous disregard shown by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry, to Stewart Islanders who want cage diving … Read more »

‘Coolest little capital’ by the numbers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Statistics Minister Craig Foss says a new infographic celebrating 150 years since Wellington became the capital shows how far the city has come. Read more »

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