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There’s Still Gold in Them There Rivers

Press Release – Rafting New Zealand

Theres Still Gold in Them There Rivers! Rafting New Zealand Picks up Prestigious Qualmark Tourism Award Rafting New Zealand has received one of the countrys most coveted tourism awards the Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award. … Read more »

Heritage Christchurch Secures Another Award

Press Release – Heritage Hotels

Heritage Christchurch has secured an early Christmas present with a win for the third consecutive year in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018. Read more »

Cruise tourism to contribute $695m to economy by 2019

Press Release – NZ Cruise Association

The latest report on cruise tourisms economic contribution was released today by New Zealand Cruise Association, showing that cruise is a valuable and fast-growing part of the New Zealand tourism industry, spreading wealth and supporting thousands … Read more »

New Queenstown climbing information available

Press Release – NZ Alpine Club

New climbing areas and updated access information is now available for the Queenstown area with the imminent release of the New Zealand Alpine Clubs latest offering, Queenstown Rock, Ice and Boulders. To be released on December 14th in Queenstown, … Read more »

Leveraging Technology to Improve Travel Safety

Press Release – K Street Group

The K Street Group announced earlier at the 2018 International Tour Management Institute Symposium in Tucson the development of a mobile APP that would provide real-time, location based critical safety and security information. The SecureMe APP is designed … Read more »

Ngāi Tahu Tourism CEO receives Business Scholarship

Press Release – Ngai Tahu Tourism

Ngi Tahu Tourism Kaihaut (Chief Executive) Quinton Hall has received one of the 2018 Prime Ministers Business Scholarships. Read more »

Julie Christie appointed to the Board of Tourism West Coast

Press Release – Development West Coast

Dame Julie Christie has been appointed to the Board of Tourism West Coast (TWC) as Development West Coasts (DWC) representative. Her predecessor on the board, Margaret Grant, recently completed her tenure, serving since 2009. Read more »

Council takes tough love approach with freedom campers

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

Campers enjoying a pre-Christmas stay at one of Whangareis designated freedom camping areas are in for some tough love. Read more »

Q+A: Sir John Key interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

ANZ Bank Chair Sir John Key defends criticism of the ANZs $2 Billion dollar profit. Read more »

Climate action, Formula E is an obvious fit

Press Release – Formula E

If New Zealand is to take urgent climate action, Formula E is an obvious fit Read more »

Air New Zealand to operate Christchurch – Singapore services

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines will deliver South Island travellers greater choice and increased frequency as part of their joint venture alliance, with Air New Zealand to operate flights between Christchurch and Singapore from December 2019. Read more »

Figures show tourism spend has reached $39.1 billion

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industrys tremendous contribution to New Zealands social and economic wellbeing has been reinforced by official industry measurements, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Read more »

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