Emirates lands in Doha with world’s shortest A380 flight

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates has launched the worlds shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of 1 hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and 1 hour 10 minutes on the return journey. Read more »

LGNZ welcomes proposed tourism infrastructure fund

Press Release – LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes a new report into the funding of tourism infrastructure which further highlights the need for greater investment to ensure sustainable growth of New Zealands largest industry. A report commissioned by the chief executives … Read more »

Queenstown tourism’s economic input surges above $2 billion

Press Release – Destination Queenstown

Queenstown New Zealand (Thursday 1 December 2016) Queenstowns tourism industry has reaffirmed its status as the districts major economic driver with annual tourism expenditure surpassing $2 billion for the first time. Read more »

Tasman decides against Easter Sunday trading

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council has decided Easter Sunday should remain a non-trading day in the District. Read more »

Govt support to boost Southland tourism

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett today [30/11] announced a $510,000 package to help strengthen Southlands tourism industry and attract more visitors to the region. Read more »

The first Hector’s dolphin calf of the season spotted

Press Release – Akaroa Dolphins

The first Hectors dolphin calf of the season has been spotted in Akaroa Harbour by a very excited group of tourists on the Akaroa Dolphins cruise. The dolphin who proudly showed off her new calf to the onlookers, was sighted just inside Timu Timu … Read more »

Strong tourism spending continues in the regions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tourism spending in the regions was again strong in the year to October 2016, reflecting the Governments commitment to support regional tourism growth. Read more »

Mount Maunganui celebrates summer as NZ’s number-one beach

Press Release – Bay Of Plenty Tourism

December 1, 2016: White sandy dunes, crystal clear waters and a vibrant atmosphere are attributes which have seen Mount Maunganui crowned New Zealands number-one beach for a third year running just in time for the stunning 2016/2017 summer … Read more »

Eagle-eyed developers urged to chip in for golf course block

Press Release – Bayleys

The biggest single remaining block of privately-owned residential development land overlooking swanky Millbrook Golf Course in the Central Otago township of Arrowtown has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

$8M in upgrades to venues across Asia Pacific

Press Release – Cliftons

Australian owned event and conference venue provider Cliftons, invests over $8M in upgrades to venues across Asia Pacific. Read more »

Deadly December warning for drivers

Press Release – New Zealand Automobile Association

Deadly December warning for drivers The AA is reminding drivers to take special care as the most lethal month on our roads begins. Read more »

Prison Sentence for Laser Pointer Applauded

Press Release – NZ Air Line Pilots’ Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots Association (NZALPA) today applauded the prison sentence handed down to a Christchurch man who endangered passenger aircraft with a high-powered laser pointer. Read more »

Minister releases new Biodiversity Action Plan

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new action plan setting targets for protection of New Zealands unique native animals and environment has been officially released by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry. Read more »

Historic Steam Transport to Ultra-modern Electric

Press Release – Real Journeys

Real Journeys latest Queenstown attraction carries visitors on one of the oldest forms of transport, the 104year old TSS Earnslaw steamship, to one of the latest: the Ubco electric trail bike. Read more »

Golden Era of Travel soaring to new heights

Press Release – Flight Centre NZ

Figures released today from Flight Centre NZ show the volume of Kiwis travelling has risen significantly during 2016 with international travel up almost 10 per cent on the year prior. Read more »

New freedom camping rules apply

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurchs freedom camping hotspots will be under close watch this summer as new district-wide rules come into effect from tomorrow (Thursday). Read more »

Air NZ opens doors to new regional lounge in Wellington

Press Release – Mohair NZ

Air New Zealand has today welcomed customers to the airlines first lounge dedicated to regional travelers out of Wellington. Read more »

Southland Regional Development Strategy Action Plan launched

Press Release – Southland Regional Development Strategy

A memorandum of understanding between Southland stakeholders and Air New Zealand to work on initiatives to increase the regions potential as a destination will be signed in Invercargill today (November 30). Read more »

Tiny Council, Big Tourism Achiever Needs Package Now

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is challenging the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key to announce an injection of at least $8.5 million into the Kaikoura District Council immediately. Read more »

China Southern Airlines to fly daily to Christchurch

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – China Southern Airlines is to ramp up its flights between Guangzhou and Christchurch over the summer, with flights stepping up to five times per week, from three times, and then daily for just over a month between Jan 15 and … Read more »

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