New King Tawhiao Sign for Taumarunui Northern Entrance

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Anyone wanting a last minute photo of the King Tawhiao sign at the northern entrance to Taumarunui needs to take it over the weekend as weather permitting it will be coming down on Monday (2 May) to make way for a new one. Read more »

Tourism Holdings likely to exceed 2016 guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings will likely exceed its 2016 guidance as margins improve in New Zealand and Australia, giving the campervan rental company confidence to predict growth over 2017 and 2018. Read more »

Air New Zealand and Logan Dodds release epic Kiwi OE video

Press Release – Air New Zealand

A new video documenting 25 year old Kiwi plumber Logan Dodds ultimate New Zealand OE is set to inspire young New Zealanders to get out and explore their backyard. Read more »

Minister welcomes ban on offensive slogans

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett today welcomed a decision by the Office of the Chief Censor to ban three slogans on Wicked Campers vans. Read more »

Wicked Campers vans classified as objectionable

Press Release – Office of Film and Literature Classification

In March 2016 Police submitted a number of campervans to the Classification Office following public concern. Read more »

Sustainable Travel in 2016

Press Release –, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choices of places to stay, has revealed findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report[i] , identifying what the term sustainable travel means to consumers, how sustainable … Read more »

Kathmandu Coast to Coast to help boost tourism

Press Release – Coast to Coast

New Zealand is renowned globally as a playground for outdoor-adventure enthusiasts, and the world-leading multi-sport race is putting Christchurch and Canterbury in the spotlight. Read more »

TripAdvisor profiting from cruel animal attractions

Press Release – World Animal Protection

TripAdvisor is promoting and profiting from some of the worlds cruellest wildlife tourist attractions reveals global charity, World Animal Protection. 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 Statistics New Zealand website. Read more »

Emirates Scores Treble at Business Magazine Awards

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates, which has five daily New Zealand flights, has once again topped the industry with its wins at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 last night, taking home the coveted Best Airline Worldwide title, and two further awards including … Read more »

‘Two Countries, One Visa’ – Time to Get Moving

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Saturday, 23 April 2016 Two Countries, One Visa Time to Get Moving on Permanent Trans-Tasman Visa for International Tourists Australia and New Zealands peak tourism industry groups are calling for a permanent Trans-Tasman … Read more »

The Nation: John Key

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lloyd Burr interviews John Key Youtube clips from the show are available here . Read more »

Successful end to the yachting season

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says its been another successful yachting season with 653 yachts visiting New Zealand. Read more »

Tourism Export Council says water is the new global ‘gold’!

Press Release – Tourism Export Council

The Tourism Export Council (TEC) was pleased to support the Tourism Industry Associations submission on the Next Steps for Freshwater Consultation Document on behalf of the sector. It sends a strong message to Government that New Zealanders and the … Read more »

Water needs a price, reforms require urgency, submitters say

Article – BusinessDesk

April 22 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s freshwater management reforms need to be re-energised, lack ambitious timetables and avoid hard questions like pricing water, say submissions from a range of tourism and environmental groups on the proposed … Read more »

New eatery coming to Devonport Wharf

Press Release – JLL

AUCKLAND , 22 April 2016 The newly refurbished Northern Pavilion of Devonport Wharf has been leased by JLL and will be home to Devon on the Wharf, a new all-round hospitality offering which will be unique to Devonport. Read more »

Fresh water vital to tourism industry growth

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Clean fresh water is vital to the growth and sustainability of New Zealands $30 billion tourism industry, its peak industry organisation says. Read more »

Record Low Airfares NZ – Europe From $999 Return

Press Release – Flight Centre

Sale fares have typically ranged around $1,300 to $1,600 in the past, depending on time of travel and airline carrier. Read more »

Incentive business worth $50m secured by tourism partners

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

A unique approach to hosting large incentive groups has seen Tourism New Zealand and its partners secure incentive business from China worth at least $50 million dollars. Read more »

Successful bid gives economy $50 million boost

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealands economy will get a boost of more than $50 million when an additional 10,000 Chinese visitors holiday in Queenstown in 2018, says Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key. Read more »

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