Metro sells iconic Ohtel to Village Accommodation Group

Press Release – Village Accommodation Group

Village Accommodation Group continues its growth with the acquisition of the unique and boutique Ohtel on Oriental Parade. Read more »

Tightening working visa rules tough on tourism

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A Government proposal to tighten immigration rules doesnt take into account the challenges New Zealands $35 billion tourism industry faces in attracting staff, particularly in visitor hotspots and during the peak season. Read more »

Whanganui Events Keep Tourism Numbers Up

Press Release – Whanganui and Partners

Continuing the trend from February and March it looks like Whanganuis April tourism numbers are again up a contrast to the national monthly comparisons of 2016 and 2017. Read more »

Call for Councillors to resign

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Councillors on the Far North District Council and Northland Regional Council who recently adopted agreements to help sell off Northlands infrastructure, tourism projects and natural resources to Chinese Government owned companies should resign, … Read more »

Kiwi sculpture park rated as site of international stature

Press Release – Gibbs Farm

29 May 2017 The Wall Street Journal has honoured internationally renowned art patron and entrepreneur Alan Gibbs with a multi-page feature spread about his sculpture park at the Gibbs Farm, north of Auckland, in the June Issue of WSJ Magazine. Read more »

Delays expected Arthur’s Pass route Canterbury to West Coast

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Delays expected Arthurs Pass route Canterbury to West Coast: Up to three oversized loads a week from Monday Read more »

Initiatives aimed at boosting tourism facilities get funding

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Community-based organisations with projects aimed at developing visitor facilities have received a funding boost with the allocation of several grants from most of our district’s community boards. Read more »

Māori tourism funding boost applauded

Press Release – Conventions and Incentives NZ

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is welcoming a $10m funding boost for development of the Mori tourism sector announced in the 2017 Budget. For the business tourism sector, Mori culture is what sets New Zealand apart on the world … Read more »

Hawke’s Bay hits the $600m Mark for Visitor Spend

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovations and Employment (MBIE) today show a phenomenal growth for tourism expenditure across New Zealand with Hawkes Bay tourism expenditure growth rapidly rising above … Read more »

Kiwi Hospitality Professional Returns “Home”

Press Release – Camp Glenorchy

GLENORCHY, NEW ZEALAND, 25 May 2017 – A Kiwi hospitality professional who has spent the last two decades running international resorts and eco lodges has returned to New Zealand to manage the countrys first Net Zero energy accommodations. Read more »

More jobs in Māori tourism and regions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Mori tourism operators will be able to create new employment opportunities for whnau with $10 million of operating funding over four years in this years Budget, Mori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says. A big driver for tourists … Read more »

Fatal crash in Otahuhu

Press Release – New Zealand Police

One person has died after a single-vehicle crash early this morning in Otahuhu. Read more »

Air New Zealand passenger numbers rise in April

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand’s passenger numbers rose in April as tourists continue to flood into the country, bolstered by the timing of the Easter holiday. Read more »

Gareth Morgan Announces TOP First Set of Candidates

Press Release – The Opportunities Party

Im proud to announce our first set of candidates, says The Opportunities Party Leader Dr Gareth Morgan. They are all top quality people who are committed to offering Kiwis evidence based solutions to the problems we face. These are the … Read more »

Regional hotel sales signal rising demand

Press Release – Colliers International

Demand for regional hotels is on the rise following a record number of hotel sales in New Zealand’s main tourism markets. Read more »

A380s all the way from AKL, CHC to Birmingham

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates will be introducing a second daily A380 service between Dubai and Birmingham this year, beginning October 29, with New Zealand travellers then able to travel all the way in each direction on A380 aircraft. Read more »

Air New Zealand unveils new Palmerston North lounge

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today opened the doors to its new lounge at Palmerston North Airport. Read more »

Accommodation for Ed Sheeran – you sorted?

Press Release – Look After Me

Nationwide accommodation network, Look After Me has put their hand as an accommodation Partner for fans going to the New Zealand Ed Sheeran concerts. Director Dr Julia Charity who founded the company just ahead of the 2011 Rugby World Cup said they … Read more »

Top event organisers ready to do business in New Zealand

Press Release – CINZ

Leading business event organisers from around the world are heading to New Zealands largest business tourism trade exhibition in Auckland next week. CINZ MEETINGS, organised by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand, is the premier event for connecting influential … Read more »

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Stats NZ website. Read more »

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