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Record 40.4 million guest nights

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Guests spent over 40 million nights, a new high, in hotels, motels, backpackers, and holiday parks in the year ended June 2019, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Tourism boost for town ready to grow

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund is boosting tourism in Paeroa by providing over $700,000 for the Historical Maritime Park Marine development project, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. Read more »

Māori tourism 2019 Dragons’ Den Winners are…

Press Release – NZ Maori Tourism

Expect to see Aotearoas oldest dish more prominently on the menu after Tmaki Makauraus Hangi Master took out the New Zealand Mori Tourisms Dragons Den 2019 Wow Us award, worth $20,000. Read more »

Haast Pass closure due to rockfall at Clarke Bluff

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Haast Pass closure due to large rockfall at Clarke Bluff, SH6 highway closed all day Tuesday, next update midday Wednesday Read more »

NZ Māori Tourism national assessment

Press Release – NZ Maori Tourism

New Zealand Mori Tourism (NZMT), in conjunction with Te Puni Kkiri and Poutama Trust, is undertaking a national assessment of the Mori tourism sector to understand the needs and aspirations of Mori tourism businesses. Read more »

Tauranga cruise hub to support visitor growth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will help fund the construction of Te Tomokanga, the Tauranga Cruise Gateway and Welcome Hub to support the Bay of Plentys goal of creating 4000 new jobs in tourism, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane … Read more »

New partnership supports tourism industry sustainability

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

A new partnership between Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Enviro-Mark Solutions will support tourism operators to measure, manage and reduce their climate and environmental impacts. Read more »

Te Pae Christchurch Appoints Executive Team

Press Release – Te Pae Christchurch

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre announced the appointment of an array of local and international talent for its executive leadership team today. Read more »

Tourism industry influencers rediscovering Ōtautahi

Press Release – Tourism Export Council

Christchurchs profile as an international destination will be in the spotlight this week as New Zealands tourism experts come to the city to explore the regions tourism attractions. The Tourism Export Council (TECNZ) will hold its sold out … Read more »

Fewer Asian visitors in June offset by other increases

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) – A drop in the number of overseas visitors from Asia in June was offset by an increase from the US and Australia. Read more »

QLDC Provides Clear Direction to QAC on Future Development

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult opened todays Full Council meeting by addressing the community concerns regarding the future development of the districts two airports. Read more »

Pūkaha Awarded Gold Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Award

Press Release – Pukaha National Wildlife Reserve

Pkaha National Wildlife Centre has, in July 2019, been awarded a Gold Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award. Qualmark is Aotearoa New Zealands official quality assurance organisation. Visitors to New Zealand seek Qualmark certified attractions, … Read more »

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