Walking and cycle trails connect city to great outdoors

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 OCT 2014Outdoor enthusiasts have even more reason to enjoy a walk or ride in Upper Hutt. Upper Hutt City Council have announced approval from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to fund the development of new and improved … Read more »

ATEED welcomes Māori development commitment

Press Release – ATEED

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) Chief Executive Brett ORiley has welcomed the new governments focus on Mori economic development outlined in the Speech from the Throne delivered today. One of our primary areas … Read more »

Plan for weekend lane closures on Auckland Harbour Bridge

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says the two lanes on the northbound box girder extension, or clip-on, of the Auckland Harbour Bridge will be closed for four hours this Sunday morning (26 October). Read more »

Kiwi Company Announces Multi-Million Dollar UK Expansion

Press Release – JUCY

A New Zealand vehicle rental company will launch a multi-million dollar expansion into the UK market to capitalise on potential British accommodation shortages during the 2015 international rugby tournaments. Read more »

International visitor arrivals top 2.8 million visitors

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand is welcoming a 4.9 per cent increase in international visitor arrivals for the year ending September 2014, pushing total annual arrivals to more than 2.8 million for the first time ever. Read more »

International showcase opportunity for NZ tourism operators

Press Release – TRENZ

The countrys best tourism operators are being invited to showcase their businesses at TRENZ 2015, New Zealands most important annual international tourism trade event. Read more »

Winter hazards on Southern Great Walks: DOC changes

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation says it is making changes on its website and on the tracks to make people more aware of the significant hazards visitors face in winter on the three Southern Great Walks. Read more »

Small increase in visitor arrivals

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of visitor arrivals to New Zealand in September 2014 (193,300) increased 1 percent compared with September 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was the second-highest total for a September month, after September 2011 (219,900), which … Read more »

How to get a flight upgrade

Press Release – Cheapflights

If you like the idea of flying at the pointy end of the aircraft, but it hurts to part with the thousands of dollars that go with purchasing a business class or first class ticket, the team at Cheapflights.co.nz have some tips for you. If it is at … Read more »

TSS Earnslaw Turns 102

Press Release – Real Journeys

The TSS Earnslaw turns 102 tomorrow,(Saturday, 18th October), the occasion will be quietly marked this year with cake for all who travel on her. The iconic old steamer is the oldest original coal -fired passenger carrying steamship in the Southern hemisphere. Read more »

SkyCity wins bigger share of high rollers but wants more

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) – SkyCity Entertainment Group wants to boost its share of the Australasian market for high-rollers from the current 5 to 8 percent to 15 percent, primarily through the redevelopment of its Adelaide Casino and stronger marketing … Read more »

Wellington Welcomes Freedom Campers

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councils environment committee agreed at yesterdays meeting to welcome and allow campers visiting the Capital to freedom camp except in some parts of the city. Read more »

Luxurious spa at Millbrook Resort named best of the best

Press Release – Millbrook Resort

The luxurious spa at Queenstowns five-star Millbrook Resort has been named the best of the best, taking out the coveted title of New Zealands Leading Spa Resort at the World Travel Awards. Read more »

Capital Connection fare to increase

Press Release – KiwiRail

Media release 17 October 2014 Capital Connection fare to increase for travel from 1 November 2014 Read more »

Construction starts on new international terminal

Press Release – Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport is moving into an exciting new development phase with construction starting on its new international terminal, a project which will expand the current building footprint by a third in time for next winter. Driven by strong year-on-year … Read more »

SkyCity pushes out deadline for completing convention centre

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 15 (BusinessDesk) – SkyCity Entertainment Group has extended by nine months the deadline for completing construction of the controversial NZ International Convention Centre from the original completion date of September 2017 to mid-2018. Read more »

Pioneering travel network strays into Myanmar

Press Release – Stray Travel

After four successful years of operating a hop on hop off bus service in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, Stray is launching a new inclusive 11 day package named the Mandalay Adventure. Read more »

Unisys confers Lighthouse Awards to 2 New Zealand businesses

Press Release – Unisys

10 organizations recognized at Universe 2014 for innovations in applying modern technologies to mission critical challenges Read more »

Iconic New Plymouth Hotel to Join Heritage Hotels

Press Release – Heritage Hotels

Heritage Hotel Management is delighted to welcome The Devon Hotel to the group from the 1st of December 2014. Considered New Plymouths leading hotel, the property set centrally in Devon Street East, is synonymous with New Plymouth and Taranaki, … Read more »

SKYCITY scoops two World Travel Awards

Press Release – SKYCITY

SKYCITY scoops two World Travel Awards SKYCITY Auckland continues its success at the 2014 World Travel Awards, winning both the Leading Hotel Suite (Grand Hotel Presidential Suite) and Australasias Leading Casino Resort. SKYCITY Auckland General Manager … Read more »

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