Heritage Expeditions’ new 18-passenger expedition yacht Heritage Explorer has set sail on its maiden voyage.
Great South’s regional tourism organisations Visit Southland and Visit Fiordland have launched their latest Southland campaign.
Richie and Gemma McCaw team up with TNZ to list their top 10 must-do’s in New Zealand.
Enough quality service – or perhaps any kind of service at all – might be hard to find in some tourist destinations.
Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has launched its Apprentice Instructor Programme to recruit Kiwis as international staffing remains difficult.
The attraction has had a bumper year making it the perfect time to sell, say owners Ian and Rachel Balme.
Tourism businesses across the country enjoyed good visitor numbers over Easter with some having to turn people away they were so full.
With Jacinda Ardern expected to make a major announcement today, the Ticker hears from operators what they want to hear from the PM.
Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s welcomed its first newborn King penguin on Valentines Day and has asked the public to give it a name via an online competition.
The two sectors most drastically affected by last year’s national Covid-19 alert level lockdown were accommodation and food, and arts and recreation, says Stats NZ.
Ruapehu Alpine Lifts says its Whakapapa and Tūroa ski slopes are nearly ready for the season with recent work undertaken on its High Noon Express chairlift and Sky Waka Gondola.
Venue Auckland Live has launched an online marketing toolkit to encourage visitation to the city and create a cross-sector collaboration with the hotel industry.
DOC asks deer hunters to take extra care in key season after two year gap in bid to avoid injuries.
Govt will end up footing the unemployment bill if workers in the hard-hit youth sector lose jobs, says BYATA’s new chair.
The New Zealand Parachute Federation National Competition will take place at Skydive Auckland this month.
A KJet boat with 11 passengers plus the driver on board was involved in a crash on Sunday morning. Five were flown to hospital.
Man dies after a skydiving accident in Mount Maunganui on Saturday 21 March.
Ziptrek Ecotours will launch what it calls a ‘world first’ zipline experience incorporating enhanced augmented reality.
Go Local says it now has 175 tourism activities businesses listed on its platform.
Tourist bookings for the America’s Cup matches in Auckland starting this week have returned to normal levels, says Heletranz co-owner Sofia Ambler.
Hassle-free Tours built back better and bigger after the quakes but Covid is a different challenge.
Kaitiaki Adventures will be able to redeploy up to 19 of its staff into Jobs for Nature projects.
Cardrona Alpine Resort will open its 65 hectare Willows Basin in time for this winter’s ski season following the installation of a chairlift.
The Australasian operator’s New Zealand skydiving business was among its worst performers, according to the company’s half-year report.
Regional operators are being cut-off by Auckland as a visitor source and a transit point for those further afield.
Bleak post-summer prospects for Queenstown’s tourism sector have led to one of the resort’s long-standing canyoning operators temporarily shutting up shop.
The up-tick in beacon registrations in December was in line with more activity in January, as more Kiwis took to the outdoors over the holiday period.
As the industry splits into boom and bust regions, one operator reveals how it bucked the trend.
Many operators are not only grappling with fewer visitors this summer but also an unpredictable domestic market.
There have not been any commercial operators breaking any rules to take spectators on the water to watch America’s Cup racing, says Maritime NZ
The provisional preventable drowning toll for 2020 is 74.
The trams will return to the waterfront this Waitangi Weekend and will be in action over the remainder of the 36th America’s Cup and beyond.
The extension has been made possible by the support of domestic visitors.
The Open Day is part of Greater Wellington’s summer programme, which features 24 events across the region.
A South Island high-country station which plays its part in the Mackenzie tourism landscape as the birthplace of the Hamilton Jet has been put up for sale.
After a quiet spring, activities and attractions operators fear visitation will collapse in February without a trans-Tasman bubble.
Queenstown could lead New Zealand to become the “inclusive home of adventure”
In a first for NZ, one of the country’s leading tenors will perform in a Discover Waitomo glowworm cave.
Gannet Beach Adventures tours at Cape Kidnappers will return to operations tomorrow after almost two years.
Located in the Hanmer Forest Park, the new trails added to an existing network and included the 4km Tombstone trail, an advanced single-track that provided 185m of climbing followed by a 240m descent.
Chuffed Gifts enabled recipients to ‘choose their own adventure’ so they could be sure they get exactly what they wanted.
The initial findings of a survey carried out for Walking Access Aotearoa are good news for commercial tourism operators according to its lead researcher.
More than 1000 teenagers from Wakatipu High School had taken part in the local rite of passage since the operator launched the programme in 2006.
Skydive Auckland has won the Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2020 for the north and west region.
Dozens of operators feature in Tourism New Zealand’s new $1.17m summer domestic tourism campaign fronted by comedy duo Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek.
Bay of Plenty operator New Zealand Riverjet is up for sale.
iFly NZ’s Matt Wong says the operator’s post-lockdown success is down to its staff.
The Australasian hotel, cinema and ski field operator has selected Auckland for its first foray into golf.
Police are warning the public to use common sense and be cautious with water safety as the summer months near.
The tourism businesses are the latest to have their STAPP support confirmed.