New year-round Auckland to Shanghai service announced

Press Release – Auckland Airport

China Eastern Airlines has announced a new four-weekly year-round service on the Auckland to Shanghai route, commencing September 2015. Read more »

Visitors to Hawaii double in two years

Press Release – Hawaiian Airlines

Added capacity from Hawaiis largest carrier makes its islands and mainland USA even more accessible to New Zealanders Read more »

February 2015 Monthly traffic update

Press Release – Auckland Airport

5.4% International passenger numbers (excluding transit passengers) at Auckland Airport were up 5.4% in February 2015. The 36,000 increase in international passengers was driven by a strong Chinese New Year travel period. Read more »

Auckland to Beijing direct as Air NZ, China Air tie up

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand and China Air have agreed a new alliance that will deliver daily direct flights between Auckland and the Chinese capital, Beijing, for the first time. Read more »

Auckland Airport welcomes Air NZ and Air China alliance

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Air New Zealand and Air China have announced further details of their proposed alliance on services between China and New Zealand. Read more »

Air New Zealand and Air China unveil proposed alliance

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand and Air China have released details of a proposed alliance on services between China and New Zealand. The alliance, subject to regulatory approvals, would see Air China introduce a daily direct service between Beijing and Auckland. The … Read more »

Missing tourist named

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Four ground teams and a helicopter are searching for a 26 year old Dutch tourist who has been reported missing by friends in Golden Bay. Read more »

Auckland Airport international passenger numbers rise 5.4%

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport said international passenger numbers through New Zealand’s busiest gateway rose 5.4 percent last month, as the later timing of Chinese New Year led to a surge in travellers from China. Read more »

Christchurch retail spending reaches $2 billion

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Christchurch city’s retail and hospitality spending reached $2 billion for the first time, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Outstanding month of arrivals drives overall visitor growth

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

The combination of Chinese New Year and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has resulted in impressive arrivals growth for the month of February, says Tourism New Zealands Chief Executive Kevin Bowler. Arrivals in February 2015 were up 14.0 per cent compared … Read more »

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria in Auckland

Press Release – MG Media

Auckland yesterday hosted an impromptu Royal Rendezvous of Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 and younger sister Queen Victoria as a result of the lingering after effects of Cyclone Pam. Read more »

Chinese New Year brings more visitors

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand were up 14 percent in February 2015 (343,500), compared with February 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Fly Buys goes global with Hotels.com

Press Release – Hotels.com

Kiwi travellers can now earn Fly Buys points on global hotel bookings in a new partnership between the loyalty programme and Hotels.com. Read more »

Tourism Holdings acquires 49% stake in UK’s Just Go

Article – BusinessDesk

March 19 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, the largest campervan rental business in Australia and New Zealand, said it acquired 49 percent of UK-based Just Go, a motorhome rentals and sales business. Read more »

Two Majestic ‘Queens’ come to Auckland

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

In a rare occurrence, the day early arrival of the Queen Mary II to Auckland brings it into port at the same time as its sister ship the Queen Victoria. It is believed that this is the first time two Queens have been in Auckland harbour together … Read more »

Westpac joins the Air New Zealand Airpoints programme

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has announced Westpac New Zealand will join the airlines Airpointsprogramme as its newest financial services partner providing members with a suite of new Airpoints earning products. Read more »

Better air services with Viet Nam to come

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Transport 19 March 2015 Media Statement Better air services with Viet Nam to come Read more »

Medical Woes No Longer A Pain In The Wallet For Travellers

Press Release – Southern Cross Travel Insurance

Southern Cross Travel Insurance is removing its $100 excess on TravelCare medical claims, the only insurer in New Zealand to offer no medical excess as part of their standard policies. Read more »

Bumper international buyer numbers at TRENZ 2015

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

New Zealands $24 billion tourism industry is on a roll, with international travel and tourism buyers flocking to attend TRENZ 2015, the industrys most important annual trade event. Read more »

Retail and accommodation boost economic growth

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s economy grew 0.8 percent in the last three months of 2014, led by retail and accommodation, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

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