The global tourism industry could generate $2.26tr by the end of the year, closing in on the amount earned in 2019.
Singapore Airlines has put its A380 back into service between Auckland and Singapore.
The Christchurch-based operator says the purchase provides diversification of location and season.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sun is heading to New Zealand, South Pacific, Asia and Australia for a six-month season over 2024-25.
Tourism New Zealand says Asia is a priority to help drive more off-peak visitors to New Zealand.
Tourism New Zealand says it trained more than 650 travel sellers in Southeast Asia to attract high-quality visitors during its roadshow to the region.
As tourism seeks to become more regenerative, it is equally crucial visitors follow suit.
The agency’s Asia GM says NZ’s appeal is “very, very high” in key markets across the region.
Six tourism industry representatives are off to Japan next month for the Korea & Japan Tourism Study Tour.
Improving air connectivity with the country would boost NZ tourism and trade, says Damien O’Connor.
Malaysia-based airline Batik Air is commencing flights between Kuala Lumpur and Auckland via Perth this week.
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour and Pullman Auckland are amongst the recipients of a total A$300m in hotel renovations and refurbishments by Accor Pacific since 2022.
Air traffic across Asia Pacific saw strong year-on-year growth in May 2023, says the International Air Transport Association.
Tourism New Zealand and Trip.com have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see New Zealand promoted as a destination across Asia Pacific.
However, the majority of UNWTO’s panel of experts agreed that international tourism would not make a full recovery to 2019 levels until at least 2024 or later.
Across APAC, rapid urbanisation, technological advancements and a burgeoning middle class are contributing to the rise in outbound tourism,
Visitor numbers from China are expected to pick up over winter, with good growth to be seen by summer.
Asia Pacific carriers are seeing strong international air travel, according to the International Air Transport Association.
Asia Pacific carriers continued to lead air travel growth worldwide in February 2023, according to figures from the International Air Transport Association.
More than 200 travel sellers in India have a stronger understanding of New Zealand destinations and experiences following a frontline training mission in the country.
International consumers actively considering New Zealand as a destination are at an all-time high across key markets, according to new research from Tourism New Zealand.
Biosecurity New Zealand is ramping up border security measures for passengers arriving on direct flights from Bali due to the threat of foot-and-mouth disease.
Air New Zealand is resuming non-stop flights between Auckland and Denpasar, Bali.
Strong annual increases in inbound visitor numbers are expected in Asia Pacific this year, with between 383 million to 713 million international visitor arrivals.
Tour groups will soon start arriving in volume but is the country ready to welcome back one of its most important source markets?
The return of Chinese tourists and students will give New Zealand’s economy a welcome boost this year as domestic demand wanes, says Westpac.
Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta is travelling to India today as part of an effort to promote New Zealand’s tourism, trade and education interests.
Tourism industry appointments and people moves for the week to 27 January.
CTS’ Lisa Li says the first significant tranche of visitors will arrive for Easter but NZ must become more efficient at processing visas.
NZ is one of 20 countries selected as part of a pilot programme allowing travel agencies to restart outbound group travel.
The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association says the return of Air New Zealand’s services to China marks the close of a “traumatic” era for aviation during Covid.
The travel and tourism sector’s emissions in Asia Pacific grew 4% between 2010 and 2019, while GDP rose an average of 7.3% during the same period, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Frequent business visitors and officials and diplomats travelling to New Zealand from Pacific Island Forum Countries and Kiribati will receive improved visa conditions when travelling to New Zealand.
Asia Pacific is leading the way in air travel growth, according to new figures from the International Air Transport Association.
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.