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Fall in international guest nights continues

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

For the sixth consecutive month, international guests spent fewer nights in hotels, motels, backpackers, and holiday parks compared with the same month a year ago, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Singapore Airlines Named ‘Best in Travel And Hotel Sector’

Press Release – Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has been named Best in the Travel and Hotel Sector and placed second overall at last weeks second annual KPMG Customer Experience Excellence Awards in New Zealand. Read more »

Philippine Airlines to Sponsor the 2019 Travel Media Awards

Press Release – Philippine Airlines

New Zealands premier awards for travel writers, photographers and influencers are returning in 2019 with a new naming sponsor, Philippine Airlines. Read more »

Northland Tourism operators named regional finalist

Press Release – Westpac New Zealand

Marine Adventure tourism operators Dive! Tutukaka have been named as one of six regional winners of the Westpac Business Growth Grants, and will compete for a chance to win $50,000. Read more »

New Zealand’s biggest urban eradication begins

Press Release – Predator Free Wellington

The countrys biggest urban predator eradication operation begins today as the Predator Free Wellington team begin installing 6,000 traps and bait stations in backyards across the Miramar Peninsula. Read more »

Tourism businesses can encourage sustainable behaviour

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New research offers more incentive for tourism businesses to become more sustainable and share their efforts with international visitors, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says Read more »

Sustainability important to international tourists

Press Release – University of Canterbury

New research shows that international visitors to New Zealand value sustainability and protecting the environment but there are gaps and opportunities for local tourism service providers to do more to promote eco-friendly practices. Read more »

Taupō open for business

Press Release – Destination Great Lake Taupo

It is business as usual for tourism and hospitality businesses in Taup these school holidays, despite a wastewater spill into Lake Taup on Tuesday. Read more »

Queenstown ski fields ready for school holidays

Press Release – The Remarkables and Coronet Peak

Queenstown ski fields Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are ready to welcome the annual influx of winter school holiday visitors thanks to advanced snowmaking technology. Read more »

Auckland Airport advice for July school holiday travellers

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Today will be among the busiest at Auckland Airport as the school holidays kick off. Read more »

Bed tax could encourage freedom camping

Press Release – Holiday Parks NZ

A bed tax on New Zealands holiday parks risks incentivising more people to freedom camp, Holiday Parks New Zealand is warning. Read more »

Council launches funding bid for penguin platform

Press Release – Timaru District Council

The Council is launching a Tourism Infrastructure Fund bid to enable people to experience Timarus penguins more safely. Read more »

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