Researchers to reveal impact of Airbnb on Canterbury tourism

Press Release – Christchurch NZ

Canterbury researchers are set to uncover the impact the Airbnb accommodation phenomenon has had on the regions tourism industry. Read more »

Air NZ Needs to Review Promotion of Synthetic Proteins

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Air New Zealand has dealt another blow to regional New Zealand by promoting the meat substitute Impossible Burger says New Zealand First Primary Industries spokesperson, Mark Patterson. Read more »

Responsible, inclusive approach to managing Freedom camping

Press Release – Kaikoura District Council

Kaikura District Council Media Release: Council commits to progress and seeks community voices as it takes responsible, inclusive approach to managing Freedom camping Read more »

Tourism dollars being lost

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Revenues of up to $40m are being lost for Auckland businesses because mooring buoys or dolphins that were approved last November for location at the end of Queens Wharf are not yet consented. Read more »

Long term plans recognise benefits of tourism

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Most local authorities are recognising the opportunities and benefits of tourism when making long term plans for their communities, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. However, some councils are overlooking the benefits tourism can offer or are failing … Read more »

Finalists recognised for fantastic holiday park hospitality

Press Release – Holiday Parks NZ

Five holiday parks are being recognised for the fantastic hospitality they offer their guests, being named today as finalists in the AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award for 2018. Read more »

Largest upgrade to Wellington Airport’s terminal since 1999

Press Release – Wellington Airport Limited

Wellington Airport has begun preliminary demolition work ahead of a $15 million upgrade of the airports main terminal building. Read more »

Technology makes freedom camping more sustainable

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Were pleased to announce a new trial of a donation scheme launching in Wellington using existing sensors to support a free travel app designed to make freedom camping more sustainable and easier, with the ability for campers to make a koha. Read more »

Space Studio Puts Fijian Touch on New Six Senses Fiji Resort

Press Release – Space Studio


Historic former maternity home turned luxury lodge for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

An iconic Napier Hill residence which served as a maternity home and midwifery school for decades and now operates as an exclusive five-star luxury lodge – has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Tourism Operators Support Timber Trail As Next Great Walk

Press Release – Timber Trail Lodge

Tourism operators who have benefited from development of the Timber Trail in Pureora Forest Park are keen to see it chosen as one of New Zealands new Great Walks currently being considered by the Department of Conservation (DOC). Read more »

Tourism businesses support a border tax – with conditions

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A majority of tourism businesses are prepared to support a new border tax on international visitors, as long as it is spent where there is the greatest need, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Read more »

PGF Supports Rotorua Lakes Council Big Moves Projects

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau announced in Rotorua today, $811,625 from the Provincial Growth Fund for two of Rotorua Lakes Councils Rotorua Big Moves Projects. Read more »

Tourism spending data for May 2018 released

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) show that tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year ended May 2018. Read more »

Kiwi winner announced for the 2018 Dulux DIAlogue on Tour

Press Release – Dulux

Kiwi winner announced for the 2018 Dulux DIAlogue on Tour design scholarship to Tokyo & LA. Read more »

Weather activated speed limit signs on the Kaimai Range

Press Release – NZTA

Weather activated speed limit signs on the Kaimai Range reinstalled The Weather Activated Variable Speed Limit signs on the Kaimai Range (State Highway 29) are back up and running. The signs were temporarily shut down because of vandalism in May … Read more »

Freshwater action needed ASAP, tourism industry says

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Freshwater action needed ASAP, tourism industry says Freshwater is essential to the continuing success of New Zealands tourism industry so the Government must act on the recommendations of the Land & Water Forum as soon as possible, Tourism … Read more »

All signs point to bumper season ahead for The Remarkables

Press Release – The Remarkables

Learn to ski and snowboard packages have continued to be top sellers at The Remarkables, indicating many more first timers are hitting the slopes in 2018. Read more »

International spend into NZ rises to $3.4 billion from Visa

Press Release – Visa

Visas annual Inbound Spend Report highlights move by international visitors towards paying via phones and wearables, as total spend grows across all merchant categories AUCKLAND, June 26 2018 Spend by international Visa cardholders grew 15 per cent … Read more »

“Biosecurity nightmare” halted at border

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A travellers grisly gift for his family did not make it past airport biosecurity officers. Read more »

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