Lake Wanaka records a stellar increase in guest nights

Press Release – Lake Wanaka Tourism

Wanaka, New Zealand (12 February 2016) Lake Wanaka has hit an all time high for guest nights in December according to Statistics New Zealand figures released yesterday. Read more »

Hotel Industry Awards expand to reflect success

Press Release – TIANZ

A new and expanded Hotel Industry Awards was launched today to recognise individuals who are doing an outstanding job in key roles, from housekeeping to the general manager, contributing to the sectors overall success. Read more »

Queenstown’s Hotel St Moritz appoints new General Manager

Press Release – Hotel St Moritz Queenstown

One of Queenstowns most enduring professional working relationships is coming to an end as a new chapter unfolds. Read more »

Government Passing Buck on Tourist Drivers

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Denis ORourke MP Spokesperson for Transport 11 FEBRUARY 2015 Government Passing Buck on Tourist Drivers The government is passing the buck on tourist drivers falsifying documents to drive on the countrys roads, says New Zealand First. The governments … Read more »

21 months of consecutive guest night growth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Key figures released today show tourism is continuing to boom in almost every part of the country, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

NZ accommodation extends run of gains in December

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s accommodation providers extended their run of rising guest nights in December as both domestic and international travellers boosted tourism. Read more »

Guest nights rise in December

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights for December 2015 were 6.2 percent higher than in December 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Business support for runway highest for two years

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Thursday 11th February 2016 Business support for runway highest for two years, Chamber survey shows Business support for lengthening Wellington Airports runway is now the highest its been since the Chamber of Commerce first asked members about it … Read more »

Queenstown Airport airfield improvements on track

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Queenstown, New Zealand (11 February 2016) Queenstown Airport has reached a key milestone in its six-month project to improve airfield infrastructure, with the widening of the main runway now complete and the runway resurfacing about to commence. Read more »

New Zealand’s Best Red Meat Chefs Announced

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards

Aucklands Botswana Butchery has taken out the title of Premier Master of Fine Cuisine at the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards, held in Auckland last night. Read more »

Tourism New Zealand announces Megan Gale as new ambassador

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand has announced Aussie star Megan Gale as its first ever ambassador to promote cycling to the Australian market, at a press conference held in Sydney today. The international model, designer and actress has signed on to promote tourism … Read more »

Rotorua Museum Smashing Attendance Records

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Museums retail sales are up, there are record numbers through the doors and increased patronage in the cafe, but its the number of locals visiting that has pleased museum director Stewart Brown. Read more »

European visitors to benefit from top Kiwi chefs

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

European visitors to benefit from top Kiwi chefs Recipe swapping is being taken to a new level with the visit to New Zealand in February of four of Germanys rising culinary stars. The young European chefs are being hosted by Deer Industry New Zealand … Read more »

Action Needed Over Woeful Tourist Driving

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Alarming reports of tourists driving on the wrong side of the road and overtaking on the yellow lines over the summer show the urgent need for New Zealand Firsts bill targeting tourist drivers, says the party. Read more »

Airways New Zealand Welcomes New Board Director

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

Airways New Zealand Welcomes New Board Director Experienced director and business leader Judy Kirk ONZM has joined the Board of Airways New Zealand, the air navigation service provider, effective 1 January 2016. Kirk has extensive directorship experience … Read more »

Kiwis Ravenous for a Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway

Press Release – Wotif.com

Forget roses, chocolates and candlelit dinners, 96%* of New Zealanders want to celebrate Valentines Day with a romantic night away or a holiday this year, yet only 1% have made a booking according to new Wotif.co.nz research. Read more »

Homes, transport use and jobs surging ahead

Press Release – Auckland Council

Aucklands city centre population grew by five times its target rate last year, while jobs growth, retail sales, public transport use, crime reduction and the number of street trees are all performing strongly. Read more »

Tekapo Springs enjoys bumper summer

Press Release – Southern PR

Tekapo Springs and the Mackenzie region are revelling in a bumper summer — with warm temperatures, blue skies and new attractions helping drive rising visitor numbers to the region. Read more »

Trip across the ditch still top of the list for Kiwis

Press Release – Hotels.com

Latest Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com reveals Kiwis love for Aussie hotspots in 2015 Read more »

Hosted buyer applications open for 20th CINZ Meetings

Press Release – CINZ

Hosted buyer applications open for 20th CINZ MEETINGS Exciting connections are on the cards for the 20th MEETINGS exhibition run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) in Auckland this June. CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says hosted … Read more »

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