Hawaiian Airlines Introduces First Class Auction Upgrade

Press Release – Hawaiian Airlines

Kiwis travelling to mainland US destinations on Hawaiian Airlines will now have the opportunity to name their price for First Class seating thanks to the addition of a new online auction. Read more »

Treble Cone Ready And on Standby to Start the 2016 Season

Press Release – Treble Cone

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand – Due to some unusually warm temperatures pre-season, Treble Cone will be postponing the start of the 2016 season. Read more »

Air New Zealand willing to resume charter flights to Vanuatu

Article – BusinessDesk

June 21 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand is willing to begin charter flight operations to Port Vila in Vanuatu following temporary repairs to the runway at Bauerfield. Read more »

Investment helps Rotorua mud festival

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today announced that $1.5 million will be invested in the annual Rotorua Lakes Council mud festival through the Major Events Development Fund. Read more »

Growth surge continues for retail and hospitality sector

Press Release – MYOB

Off the back of a bumper 2015, the retail and hospitality industry continues to exceed national average SME growth. According to leading accounting software provider MYOB, more than 40 per cent of SME business operators in the sector reported revenue increases … Read more »

Christchurch retail spending dips in March

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Christchurch city’s total retail and hospitality spending has dipped slightly in the first quarter of 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. This fall follows a period of steady growth over the latter half of 2015. Read more »

eGates open for travellers to Queenstown

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says six new eGates are now open for New Zealand, Australian, US, UK, and Canadian ePassport holders travelling to Queenstown. Read more »

Foreigners still needed to cover tourism workforce shortfall

Article – BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s tourism sector still needs foreigners to cover a gap in the workforce as government and industry look at ways to attract visitors off-peak to create more certainty for full-time jobs and generate local career pathways, … Read more »

Tahiti Tourisme Partners with New App to Generate Content

Press Release – Tourisme Tahiti

Tahiti Tourisme has partnered with new social media publishing platform Townske to launch a promotion to develop inspirational content on the Islands of Tahiti, boosting the destinations presence in the influential world of social media. Read more »

Rainbow’s End announces major attraction during PM’s visit

Press Release – Rainbow’s End

At an event attended by Prime Minister John Key in his capacity as Minister of Tourism, Rainbows End today announced another new attraction to be opened by the end of the year, strengthening its position as New Zealands premier theme park and an … Read more »

Queenstown — The Remarkables alpine playground to open

Press Release – The Remarkables and Coronet Peak

Queenstowns officially firing on all cylinders for winter with the opening of alpine playground The Remarkables ski area on Saturday (June 18). Read more »

NZ hotel occupancy rates hit five-year high in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Industry Aotearoa, which represents 140 New Zealand hotels, says occupancy rates hit a five-year high in 2015. Read more »

Tourism boom pays off for NZ hotels

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

2015 was an exceptional year for New Zealand hotels which collectively recorded their best results in five years, according to new Tourism Industry Aotearoa research. Read more »

Opening of Ramada Hotel at Remarkables Park

Press Release – Remarkables Park

The opening of Queenstowns new Ramada Hotel & Suites Remarkables Park yesterday (Wednesday 15 June) is the beginning of a new era for the master-planned Remarkables Park Town Centre. Read more »

Professor Terry Stevens here in Rotorua

Press Release – Destination Rotorua

Multi award winning international tourism consultant Professor Terry Stevens arrives in Rotorua this weekend and will provide rare insight into global best practise for destination development. Read more »

Online Passport Service expands

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed improvements to New Zealands passport service which will allow parents to renew their childrens passports online, and also allow adults who have never had a passport to apply online using their RealMe … Read more »

New tourism data supports regional growth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New monthly data which estimates how much tourists are spending by region will help both industry and communities better plan for the future, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Virtually Sold on YHA

Press Release – YHA NZ

New Zealand YHA New Zealand puts its commitment to their tech-smart audience into practice by offering 360 tours across multiple platforms. More than Google Street View Tours, YHA New Zealands 360 tours and website tours are available … Read more »

New tourism spend data for Northland region released

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism spend for the Northland region is estimated to be $937 million for the year to April 2016, up six per cent compared to the year … Read more »

Home Exchange and Look After Me Announce Partnership

Press Release – Look After Me

HomeExchange and Look After Me announced a partnership that enables Look After Me members to register with HomeExchange and swap homes with 65,000 listings around the world. Read more »

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