Financial crime regulator AUSTRAC launched civil proceedings on Wednesday against SkyCity Adelaide for allegedly breaching anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws.
The carrier’s recovery comes as a rapid rebound in airline capacity is seen across Australia and NZ.
Entrada Travel Group has secured a twenty-year contract to operate the Noosa North Shore Vehicle Ferry, on behalf of the Noosa Council in Queensland, Australia.
AirAsia X resumes its service between Kuala Lumpur and Auckland, via Sydney, today with a $169 trans-Tasman special.
Destination marketing organisations need to become more sophisticated and adaptable, says the CEO.
New Zealand and Australian trade and tourism ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to boosting trans-Tasman cooperation.
But they may remain relatively high while airlines grapple with capacity uncertainty, says Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner.
Tourism Australia has launched its first global campaign since 2016 with a new 9-minute hero film, Come and Say G’day.
Air New Zealand is making changes to its Tahiti, Perth And Honolulu fare offerings, with the abolition of the seat and seat+bag options.
“We now have much greater confidence that the merger will proceed,” says Tourism Holdings chair Cathy Quin.
The Within your Wildest Dreams campaign promoting New Zealand as the top holiday destination for Australians has generated significant engagement, says Tourism New Zealand.
The operators will sell 310 of Apollo’s motorhomes in NZ and Australia to secure merger approval, with a ComCom decision expected today.
Indigenous tourism and an enhanced sense of connection to local communities can help people fight the destruction of sites of environmental and cultural significance in Australia.
An Auckland connection between Qantas’ upcoming Sydney to New York service will begin in June 2023, including flights and an upgrade of the airline’s international lounge at Auckland Airport.
Kiwi tourists are not the only ones being lured across the ditch, with tourism and hospo staff sought to plug Australian labour gaps.
The sector has an opportunity to cultivate a fresh NZ story to attract Australians across the ditch.
Fitzgerald will join cruise industry leaders at the Cruise360 Australasia 2022’s State of the Industry panel.
The two airports have agreed to work together to convince airlines to fly direct.
The CEO’s first trip out of the country in three years aims to push NZ to the top of the Australian travel agenda.
Reconnecting through travel and tourism will be discussed at the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum in Sydney today.
A trade delegation will highlight NZ tourism and goods in Melbourne and Sydney.
South Australian gaming regulator Consumer and Business Services has launched a review of SkyCity Adelaide’s casino operations.
Qatar Airways is increasing the number of flights on its Adelaide to Auckland service from three to five flights per week from 1 July.
Jacinda Ardern will leave this weekend to tout tourism and trade as NZ seeks to reconnect with overseas markets.
SkyCity Entertainment Group is appointing two Australian non-executive directors to its board.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet with new Australian PM Anthony Albanese in Sydney.
Jetstar has resumed its Gold Coast – Queenstown service with a flight touching down in the resort on Thursday.
New Zealand tourism needs to step up and fight for overseas markets, says the association’s inaugural president.
Dozens of operators and RTOs are showcasing NZ destinations and experiences in Sydney in their first major trade events since Covid.
The tourism minister will attend TNZ’s Regional Showcase in Sydney to spread the message that NZ is open for business.
The Australian watchdog’s concerns come on the eve of a decision on the deal from the Commerce Commission.
However, it is still far short of the 20,580 recorded for pre-Covid 13 April 2019.
Tourism has started its long road to recovery for some with the holidays, the weather and Australians contributing.
The border opens to Australia, with hopes a winter lift will mark the start of the long road to recovery in international tourism.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa anticipates a “slow and steady” return of visitors to New Zealand as isolation-free travel from Australia resumes today.
Thousands of visitors from Australia will arrive today, marking the restart of isolation-free trans-Tasman travel.
Demand is strong for NZ, says the Australasian wholesaler, ahead of tonight’s border reopening.
Arrivals and departures to and from New Zealand have spiked in March 2022, according to provisional data from Stats NZ.
Auckland’s Sky Tower will light up in green and gold on Wednesday 13 April to celebrate the return of Australian travellers to New Zealand.
The association predicts an earlier recovery in visitor arrivals thanks to the latest border re-opening dates.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has delayed its decision regarding the proposed merger between Tourism Holdings Limited and Apollo Tourism & Leisure.
Services between NZ and key markets such as Australia, North America and Asia are ramping up again as airlines restore connections.
The Rotorua attraction is ramping up its international work but is realistic about the strength of the recovery.
A group of inbound tour operators is calling on the government to provide support to help kickstart preparations before borders open to International tourists.
Yes, it’s been a while but New Zealand returns!
The government brings forward border reopenings for visitors from Australia and visa waiver countries like the US and UK.
A new campaign to attract Australians to New Zealand will start this week, says Tourism Minister Stuart Nash.
Fully vaccinated visitors from Australia will be allowed into New Zealand at 11.59pm on 12 April, the newspaper is reporting.
Accommodation bookings from New Zealanders planning to return home from Australia have risen 330% compared to the same period last year, says Bachcare.
Jacinda Ardern says the govt has taken into account peak visitor times for markets like Australia, raising hopes of an imminent reopening.