CORRECT: Tourism Holdings 2014 profit jumps on fatter margin

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, New Zealand and Australia’s largest holiday vehicle rental business, said annual profit soared 192 percent, beating its July guidance, as profitability improves across its New Zealand, Australian and US units. … Read more »

Tourism Holdings Financial Results to 30 June 2014

Press Release – Tourism Holdings Limited

Operating Profit Before Financing Costs and Tax (1) (EBIT) of $22.8 million up 57% on prior year Read more »

US/NZ to track endangered whales in Rarotonga

Press Release – US Embassy Wellington

Three US scientists are this week deploying satellite tracking tags on Humpback whales off the Rarotonga coast to gain information vital to protecting the endangered mammals from extinction. Read more »

Labour: Promoting sustainable tourism

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Ensuring New Zealands clean, green status continues to be an international tourism benchmark and reviewing MBIEs oversight of the tourism sector will be on the radar under a Labour Government. Read more »

Kiwi Astronauts Begin Space Training Programme

Press Release – Impact PR

Nine Kiwi space tourists have embarked on a rigorous astronaut training programme to prepare themselves for their upcoming space flight on Virgin Galactics new extra-terrestrial service. Read more »

Tourism Manifesto

Press Release – Regional Tourism Organisations New Zealand

Tourism Manifesto The Tourism Election Manifestos six key priorities will keep an emphasis on reaching the $41B target set out in Tourism 2025. David Perks, Chair of Regional Tourism Organisations New Zealand (RTONZ) commented that its time … Read more »

Another 12 months of strong performance

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Media Release l 26 August 2014 Auckland Airport announces another 12 months of strong performance Read more »

TFE Hotels Recognised with International Award

Press Release – TFE Hotels

The award is the second highest honour given by Interactive Media Awards 25 August 2014: TFE Hotels continues its winning streak, with collecting an Outstanding Achievement Award, as a part of the 2014 Interactive Media Awards … Read more »

Choice Hotels Now Available In Tauranga

Press Release – Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels are pleased to welcome Comfort Inn Academy (formerly Academy Motor Inn) to the impressive stable of existing Choice hotels in the Bay of Plenty region. Comfort Inn Academy is proudly Kiwi owned and operated and offers guests luxury accommodation … Read more »

Jetstar maintains lead as most punctual NZ domestic airline

Press Release – Jetstar

Jetstar was New Zealands most punctual domestic airline in the first half of 2014* Read more »

New statistics highlight tourism value to Auckland

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

One in 12 (8.4%) jobs held by Auckland residents are supported by tourism*, according to new figures released today by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA). Read more »

Election Manifesto highlights tourism value to regions

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Priority actions for the incoming Government to support the tourism industrys goal of contributing $41 billion a year to the economy by 2025 have been unveiled today by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA). Read more »

Holiday park blues turning rosy

Press Release – Holiday Accommodation Parks Association

The winter blues are having less of an impact than last year on the holiday park sectors confidence, new research shows. Read more »

July 2014 Monthly traffic update

Press Release – Auckland Airport

1.8% International passenger volumes (excluding transit passengers) were 1.8% higher in July 2014 than the previous year. Growth was achieved across all regions, led by Pacific Island routes which were up 4.9% as a result of New Zealanders travelling … Read more »

NZ Cycle Trail welcomes $8 million fund

Press Release – New Zealand Cycle Trail Project

Government funding of $8 million to maintain and enhance the Great Rides of New Zealand will help ensure the trails are delivering the best possible visitor experience, says Evan Freshwater, Manager Nga Haerenga The New Zealand Cycle Trail Inc. (NZCT). Read more »

Christchurch bars, cafes nearing pre-earthquake levels

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Christchurch nightlife including restaurants, bars and cafes are nearing pre-earthquake levels as the rebuild and path to recovery continues to gain momentum, University of Canterbury business researcher Associate Professor Sussie Morrish says. Read more »

Fund opens to enhance our Great Rides

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Tourism Todd McClay today announced the opening of an $8 million, four year funding round to enhance and maintain the Great Rides of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. Read more »

Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort looks to expand

Press Release – Millbrook Resort

Queenstowns award-winning Millbrook Resort has conditionally purchased 66 hectares of land adjacent to the five-star resort, which could significantly expand the property and potentially see the resort upgraded from its current 27-hole layout to a full … Read more »

From Wing Tip to Cockpit – 800 Workers in 80 Days

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Wednesday 20 August, 2014 It takes 800 workers just 65 to 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380, the iconic double-decker aircraft that has been creating headlines and delighting travellers since it first … Read more »

MTR: Google Liberates Google Maps

Press Release – My Travel Research hails boost for tourism marketers as anyone can now place the red pins on Google Maps Read more »

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