Bond Street set to bond the community

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Bond Street set to bond the community Bond Street has received a face-lift with repainted polka dots, plus new seats and community gardens added to provide inner-city green space and youre invited to the public opening Garden Party this Saturday … Read more »

Skydive Abel Tasman earns 2016 certificate of excellence

Press Release – Abel Tasman Skydive

Skydive Abel Tasman, kiwi-owned and operating safely for 25 years, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler … Read more »

RMA changes would support tourism boom

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Changes to the Resource Management Act must balance care for the environment with the pressing need for new infrastructure to cope with New Zealands tourism boom, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Read more »

Remarkables Park announces second new hotel

Press Release – Remarkables Park

Remarkables Park announces second new hotel and residential units for Queenstowns rapidly expanding Remarkables Park Town Centre Read more »

Kiwis Bag Travel Bargains to Escape Winter

Press Release – Cheapflights

Adventure is on the cards for thousands of Kiwis according to latest research that reveals an increasing number of locals have been locking in cheap fares to classic destinations this winter. Read more »

New report forecasts a shortfall of 26 hotels in next decade

Article – BusinessDesk

New report forecasts a shortfall of 26 hotels in next decade, above what’s already being built Read more »

The Rees Hotel Queenstown Scoops Two Major Traveller Awards

Press Release – Rees Hotel

Once again The Rees Hotel Queenstown has been voted one of the top hotels in New Zealand by two major online booking agencies, as assessed by the international travelling public. Last week The Rees was one of only fifteen New Zealand hotels to gain the … Read more »

Government More Interested in Tourists than Homelessness

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is labelling Steven Joyces Project Palace (yes that is really what he is calling it ) the National Partys version of a planned economy. Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

Mayor sees higher-end accommodation opportunity in Rotorua

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick today welcomed the announcement from Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett that Rotorua is one of a few regions identified as needing five-star accommodation as part of a project … Read more »

Hotel report highlights investment opportunities

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) says a new regional hotel analysis released today by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) should help attract investment in the hotel sector. Read more »

Wellington welcomes hotel investment project

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown welcomes the inclusion of the Capital City in NZ Trade and Enterprises hotel investment initiative to help expand New Zealands hotel capacity. Read more »

Record New Zealand Cruise Passenger Numbers

Press Release – Cruise Lines International Association

A record 66,152 New Zealanders plied the worlds oceans on a cruise holiday in 2015 with a 10 per cent leap in passenger numbers helping to make the country one of the worlds top performing markets, according to a new report released today. Read more »

26 extra hotels needed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

It is estimated a total of 26 additional hotels, above and beyond what is currently planned, will be needed over the next ten years to meet expected tourism demand in our major tourist centres, according to new independent research released today by … Read more »

Queenstown welcomes first commercial after-dark flight

Press Release – Queenstown Airport

Queenstown, New Zealand (23 May 2016) Queenstown Airport achieved a major milestone for New Zealand aviation and tourism tonight as it welcomed its first commercial after-dark flight. Air New Zealand flight NZ613 from Auckland touched down at 19:24 … Read more »

Air New Zealand says “Good Evening Queenstown”

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has tonight operated its first commercial evening service into Queenstown, kicking off the winter season. Read more »

Winter snow blankets Queenstown ski areas

Press Release – Coronet Peak

Queenstowns Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas have been blanketed with snow in the first major snowfall for 2016. Read more »

Statement regarding Earl and Lani Hagaman

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little has written to legal representatives for Earl and Lani Hagaman today. He has informed them that, as Leader of the Opposition, he has a constitutional duty to challenge the actions of the Government over the expenditure of public funds. Read more »

Air NZ has delivered 8.4% annual return since rescue

Press Release – BusinessDesk

The government was forced to re-nationalise Air New Zealand in 2002 to save the airline from bankruptcy but the investment has paid off in the long run by delivering an annual return estimated at 8.4 percent, the Treasury estimates. Read more »

International tourist spending tops $10 billion

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Spending by international tourists in New Zealand has topped $10 billion for the first time, further evidence of the sectors importance to the economy, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

International tourism spend surpasses $10 billion

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Value and volume in the tourism sector continues to rise with new data sets showing yet more international visitors came this April than last and each of those visitors is spending more while here. Read more »

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