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Developing NZ Conference

Press Release – Aventege

Hon. Jenny Salesa and Hon. Shane Jones confirmed to speak at the upcoming Developing NZ Conference In one month time, we will be gathering together KiwiRail, Wellington City Council, Tourism NZ, Panuku Development Auckland, Rotorua District Council, … Read more »

Supporting our regions with $2.3 million investment

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is investing a further $2.3 million in the Great Rides, which draw visitors to our regions, boosting local economies and the tourism sector, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. Government funding of $1.3 million will create … Read more »

Air New Zealand eggspecting a busy Easter

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Close to a million customers will be travelling on Air New Zealands network across the two-week school holiday period as Kiwis take advantage of this years Easter and Anzac Day combining with the autumn term break. Read more »

Arthur’s Pass National Park Visitor Centre moves

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has moved its visitor centre services ahead of a planned upgrade to the Arthurs Pass National Park Visitor Centre later this year. Read more »

Slump in number of China passenger arrivals through Auckland

Article – BusinessDesk

Slump in number of China passenger arrivals through Auckland Airport, down 1.8% past year Read more »

Marketing campaign to get visitors back to the Coast

Press Release – Development West Coast

Following the reopening of the Waiho Bridge, Development West Coast (DWC) Trustees have allocated a budget of $41,000 for a targeted marketing campaign starting today to ensure visitor numbers get back to their usual thriving levels. Read more »

Exceptional New Zealand visitor experiences up for awards

Press Release – Qualmark

Qualmark has announced 41 finalists for the inaugural 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards. Over 100 entries were received for this years awards, which Qualmark General Manager, Gregg Anderson says is a credit to the high standard of experiences on offer … Read more »

Decline in Chinese tourists weighs on accommodation numbers

Article – BusinessDesk

April 15 (BusinessDesk) – The steep decline in Chinese visitors in February weighed on the accommodation sector, with fewer international guest nights booked for the third straight month. Read more »

Lake Wanaka Tourism Wins Breakthrough Destination

Press Release – Lake Wanaka Tourism

Wanaka, New Zealand (Monday April 15, 2019) Lake Wanaka Tourism (LWT) took out the win at a gala dinner held in Sydney last Thursday April 11, in the Breakthrough Destination category, at the Mumbrella Travel Marketing Awards. Read more »

International guest nights dip in February

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

International guest nights spent in short-term commercial accommodation decreased 3.2 percent in February 2019 compared with the same month last year, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Plans for future of Tairua campground underway

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

The Tairua Campground will be revitalised with the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board unanimously agreeing to spruce up the campground in time for next summer. Read more »

Visitor numbers from China fall short of last year’s record

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of visitor arrivals from China was 50,900 in February 2019, down 18,100 from the February 2018 month, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

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