APEC has launched a new portal that provides high-level information summaries of information on international travel.
Christchurch International Airport Limited chief executive Malcolm Johns is one of three business delegates representing New Zealand at the APEC Leaders’ Week in Bangkok from Sunday.
AirAsia X resumes its service between Kuala Lumpur and Auckland, via Sydney, today with a $169 trans-Tasman special.
Air New Zealand is eyeing March 2023 for the return of its non-stop flights to Bali.
With new hotels and brands coming, the country’s largest hotel operator is already looking to fill about 300 vacancies in NZ.
Attracting Japanese tourists is a priority as travel restrictions there ease, says the airline.
The North Asia CAPE has selected the six industry representatives to take part in the Japan Tourism Study Tour this November.
Japan’s move to loosen border restrictions could have a positive impact on New Zealand’s inbound visitor market, but some travellers remain wary of quarantine requirements.
International tourism arrivals have reached more than half of pre-pandemic levels but Asia Pacific is lagging.
North Asia CAPES is inviting up to six people to participate in a Japan Tourism Study Tour, which will visit Tokyo and hot springs destination Beppu.
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New Zealand will benefit from growing confidence within Asia Pacific for people to travel and continuing good demand from Kiwis to explore domestically.
AirAsia will resume flights between Auckland and Kuala Lumpur via Sydney from 1 November.
Air New Zealand is ramping up capacity and adding 21,200 seats on its Los Angeles and Seoul flights later this year to meet growing demand for travel.
More than 47,000 people travelled to Fiji in May 2022, including 10,000 New Zealanders.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking a new technical advisor for Covid-19 communications and destination marketing to support Tourism Solomon Islands.
Costs and visa delays could keep a cap on markets like India despite demand growing.
The International Air Transport Association says China and Japan are contributing to major gaps in the region’s recovery.
Air Tahiti Nui has resumed flights to and from Auckland, opening up direct connections between Tahiti and New Zealand.
Carriers in Asia Pacific experienced an almost twofold increase in traffic in March 2022, compared to the same month last year, up 197%, according to the International Air Transport Association.
Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific will resume Auckland services on 4 June.
A Māori kūwaha carving created within Te Puia’s New Zealand’s Māori Arts and Crafts Institute now sits within Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have acknowledged the need to resume and strengthen “people-to-people” links between New Zealand and Japan.
The aviation industry has welcomed the New Zealand and Singapore governments’ Sustainable Aviation Arrangement to create a more sustainable future for aviation.
An extension of New Zealand’s Working Holiday Scheme for Singapore will enable up to 300 Singaporeans to travel to New Zealand from 5 May.
Auckland Airport chief executive Carrie Hurihanganui is one of the business leaders travelling with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Asia this week.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Singapore and Japan from 18-24 April.
The Asia Pacific saw a strong rebound in air travel in February, according to figures from the International Air Transport Association.
Tourism New Zealand is on the hunt for a new general manager of international , who will be based in Auckland or Wellington.
A Covid positive case went on an all-night bender in central Queenstown over Waitangi weekend.
From catering for some of the 400k visitors annually from China, almost all the specialist ITOs have shut their doors.
A full recovery of annual international visitor numbers into New Zealand is now not expected until sometime after May 2025, according to an updated forecast from Tourism Export Council of New Zealand.
The slowest region to recover will be Asia Pacific, with around 80% of experts surveyed saying it will not return to pre-Covid levels until at least 2024.
But overseas agents are getting “pretty frustrated” at New Zealand, says TECNZ chair Scott Mehrtens.
The city beats out such tourism heavyweights as Florence and Dublin to take the publication’s top spot.
The number of people crossing New Zealand’s border dropped by around 75% in August 2021 compared to previous months, says Stats NZ.
Two-way quarantine-free travel with the Cook Islands will probably only resume once New Zealand is back at Covid-19 alert level 1, says Cook Islands Tourism Corporation.
Visitor arrivals from Australia coming for a holiday, VFR or business in July 2021 fell from the levels seen in June, while more Kiwis holidayed in the Cook Islands, according to Stats NZ.
The Cook Islands has suspended travel from New Zealand following the detection of Covid-19 community cases in Auckland.
Recovery in the North American and European visitor markets will likely be faster than from Asia, says TECNZ.
Worldwide total air travel declined 62.7% in May 2021 compared to May 2019 as measured in revenue passenger kilometres, according to the International Air Transport Association.
The agency is reducing its presence in South America and Asia, says CEO René de Monchy.
Skyline Enterprises will not pay a dividend for FY21 as uncertainty around return of international visitors remains.
A report on New Zealanders’ perceptions of Asia shows that Covid-19 has had no effect on how Kiwis view the impact of tourism from Asian countries.
More tourism experts have pushed out the prospects of a full recovery until 2024 at the earliest.
French Polynesian border remains closed to New Zealand, but could include passengers on ad-hoc basis in future.
Chinese students secure special ring-fenced MIQ allocation for June.
A travel bubble with Australia and select Pacific nations will probably remain the border status during the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
Air NZ promptly announces more flights to Rarotonga saying almost 110,000 Kiwis headed there in 2019.
The airline alliance was first signed in a less fraught era of international politics.