Top tour operators recognised by industry

Press Release – Tourism Export Council

Two of New Zealands top operators have been recognised as the best in the business by their industry peers at an awards dinner held at the Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton at the annual Tourism Conference. Pacific Destinationz was named as the … Read more »

Inaugural YoungTec Excellence Award Winner!

Press Release – Tourism Export Council

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand announced last night at the national tourism conference awards event held at the Claudelands Event Centre, the winner of the inaugural Young TEC Excellence award with Dylan Rushbrook, Director of International Sales … Read more »

Topdeck Travel makes joint venture announcement

Press Release – Topdeck

James Nathan, Topdeck Travel Managing Director has today announced a change of ownership for the leading youth travel company. Read more »

PM will continue as Tourism Minister if National re-elected

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Tourism Portfolio will remain with the Prime Minister if National is re-elected. Nationals Tourism Spokesman, Prime Minister John Key, said today he would continue to be a passionate advocate for New Zealand and the tourism industry, which provides … Read more »

Free trade will lift Kiwi incomes: National

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National today released a set of policies that reinforces the Partys commitment to openness with the world as the path to lift New Zealanders incomes, in contrast with opposition parties that want to isolate us from the rest of the world. New … Read more »

Triple growth target for new acceleration programme

Press Release – Great Lake Taupo

Enterprise Great Lake Taupo today launched a new business growth initiative to help up to 20 local businesses fast-track their growth plans. Read more »

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 tfehotels.com 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 »

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