Partnerships push New Zealand’s profile abroad

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Campaigns promoting New Zealand as an outstanding visitor destination reached more than 1.2 billion people globally last year, Associate Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Queenstown’s Ziptrek Ecotours a finalist in Tourism Industry

Press Release – Ziptrek Ecotours

Queenstowns Ziptrek Ecotours is ecstatic to have been named a finalist for the Environmental Tourism Award at this years Tourism Industry Awards. Read more »

KJet heads full throttle to Christchurch for Convene South

Press Release – Southern PR

Leading Queenstown-based tourism operator KJet is building on success at the hugely popular Convene South event in Christchurch next week. Read more »

SkyCity to sell up to $125 mln of bonds to repay bank debt

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – SkyCity Entertainment Group, the country’s only listed casino operator, plans to sell as much as $125 million of bonds, using the proceeds to repay bank debt. Read more »

Deadly rattle detected in Cuban maracas

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity staff detected a deadly rattle in a set of souvenir maracas carried by two air passengers arriving in New Zealand from Cuba. Read more »

Government Should Go Further on Shopping Hours

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed reports that the Government is moving to provide greater flexibility around shop trading hours on Easter Sunday, but has also called for the Government to go further in allowing New Zealanders to choose when they shop. Read more »

Tourism Industry Awards finalists named

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Selected from over 100 entries, the 34 finalists across two individual and eight business categories represent most sectors across the $24 billion tourism industry, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Chris Roberts says. Read more »

UPDATE: Auckland Airport ‘optimistic’ on Chinese travel

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport, the country’s biggest gateway, says it’s optimistic about demand from China, its fastest-growing source of passengers, even after weak manufacturing data sparked a global selloff in stocks and raised … Read more »

Kiwis Opting to Holiday Close to Home

Press Release – Flight Centre

Kiwis Opting to Holiday Close to Home in 2015 the Islands And Oz Top Picks Read more »

This ‘Sporting’ Norfolk Island…

Press Release – Norfolk Island Travel Centre

When you think about it, this little island is definitely sports mad. A wet weekend can spell misery across countless homes if it results in cancelling a beloved sport! However our sporting clubs are not only enthusiastic about getting locals into their … Read more »

Tourism Holdings to stay listed, seeks acquisitions

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, the campervan rental company, will remain listed and says it has the balance sheet strength to take on debt to fund acquisitions. Read more »

Tourism Holdings Limited Outcomes

Press Release – Tourism Holdings Limited

The thl Board is committed to a dividend policy that aims for consistency of dividend streams while maintaining financial flexibility through business cycles. The target payout ratio is 75%-90% of Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) giving due consideration to: Read more »

Changes at Queenstown Holiday Park & Motels Creeksyde

Press Release – TIANZ

Long time tourism stalwarts Tonnie and Erna Spijkerbosch have put their succession plan in motion with the appointment of Business Manager, Duncan Ridd. The Spijkerboschs have owned and operated Queenstown Holiday Park and Motels Creeksyde since 1987. … Read more »

Northland TOP 10 Holiday Park wins highest accolades

Press Release – PerceptionPR

3 August 2015 Kauri Coast has taken out this years Supreme Award in the annual TOP 10 Holiday Parks annual awards. Read more »

Serko partners with Booking.com broadening hotel inventory

Press Release – Serko

Auckland, New Zealand. 3 August 2015 Serko Ltd. ( SKO.NZ ) A leader in online travel booking and expense management for business, announced today that it has partnered with Booking.com, the worlds number one accommodation site, to give Serko Online … Read more »

Treble Cone’s Busiest Ever Start to a Snow Season

Press Release – Treble Cone

The South Islands largest ski area Treble Cone (Wanaka, New Zealand) has enjoyed its busiest ever start to a snow season and has set new records for both its busiest week overall and busiest July ever. Read more »

Millennium & Copthorne 1H profit soars 93%

Article – BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand, the hotel operator and property developer, boosted first-half profit by 93 percent as it lifted the performance of its hotel operations and its property developments turned profitable … Read more »

AA celebrates Tauranga Eastern Link highway opening

Press Release – AA Insurance

AA celebrates Tauranga Eastern Link highway opening The opening of the Tauranga Eastern Link is a huge milestone to celebrate for the Bay of Plenty region, says the Automobile Association. The previous stretch of State Highway 2 from Mount Maunganui … Read more »

Jetstar announces new Wellington-Dunedin services

Press Release – Jetstar

Jetstar will bring low fares to an additional domestic jet route from October this year with the introduction of a new service between Wellington and Dunedin. Read more »

Novotel Gets Queenstown Frozen and raises over $30,000

Press Release – Accor Hotels and Resorts

Novotel Gets Queenstown Frozen and raises over $30,000 for Cure Kids and Queenstown Primary School Novotel Queenstown Lakeside held their eighth annual Cure Kids Fundraiser on Friday 24 July 2015, raising over $28,000 for Cure Kids and $5,000 for Queenstown … Read more »

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