Air NZ’s CEO says sorry for “disruptions, delays, and overcrowded lounges” but he also criticises the country’s airport operators.
Auckland International Airport has today hit the market with up to $175m six-year fixed rate bonds as its $2bn infrastructure investment programme continues apace.
The Auckland hotel will see the launch of a co-working concept called JUCY Share.
Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum has appointed the former chief executive of the Starship Foundation, Brad Clark, to be its director of transformation and development.
Auckland Convention Bureau has secured $45m worth of business events in the year ending June 2018, according to the Auckland Council-controlled organisation.
More than 2,500 e-scooters are set to hit Auckland streets as part of an expansion of the city’s bike-sharing scheme.
Auckland International Airport is eyeing the retail bond market to raise funds as it ploughs on with its $2bn investment programme.
Parks and places across Auckland and Wellington are both set to feature an increasing number of Māori names and stories as the cities embrace Te Wiki o te reo Māori.
Auckland Zoo will this week welcome a southern white rhino to its ranks as part of the Australasian zoos’ regional breeding programme for the threatened species.
SKYCITY has teamed up with public health agencies to provide onsite information support to customers at its Auckland venue as part of Gambling Harm Awareness Week.
The US billionaire has been given the go-ahead to buy waterfront land for $19m.
The Hong Kong carrier won the coveted Airline of the Year title at Auckland Airport’s operations awards last night.
The event will be held at SKYCITY’s New Zealand International Convention Centre in 2020.
A visitor tax and a cap on tourist numbers are among the urgent actions recommended in a new report.
It also says it has “fully justified” its profit forecast to ComCom.
Auckland Harbour Bridge’s proposed SkyPath is set to become a reality after confirmation that it will receive $67m of government funding.
Auckland Airport has reported underlying profit up 6.2% to $263.1m off revenue of $683.9m.
SKYCITY Entertainment Group’s open day at its Auckland tourism attraction, the 328 metre Sky Tower, raised more than $9000 for charity Youthline.
The operator’s VIP gambling business saw revenue jump 39% to $160m.
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The route will connect with the proposed $31m SeaPath on Auckland’s North Shore.
Auckland Museum has won the top prize in Auckland Transport’s annual Travelwise Choices Awards 2018.
It’s time for an informed and unemotive debate, writes Dr Anthony Brien.
The Auckland Chamber of Commerce has accused Auckland council of a “smash and grab” on small businesses following its extension of the accommodation targeted rate to peer-to-peer providers.
The hotel operator said it had lifted both occupancy and RevPAR despite competition heating up.
Auckland has slipped three places to 21st position in this year’s Cvent list of the top cities for meetings and events in the Asia Pacific region.
Kauri Park on Auckland’s North Shore has been temporarily closed after a tree was discovered to have kauri dieback disease.
Strange takes over from Sir Henry van der Heyden.
Auckland Airport has completed its $120m international terminal’s Pier B extension marking a key milestone in its 30 year masterplan.
Auckland Airport has broken through the 20 million annual passengers milestone for the first time with growth of 5.7% over the financial year to June 2018 allowing it to reach 20.5 million.
IHG’s Hotel Indigo brand is to debut in central Auckland with a 225-room property which will be one of the city’s tallest buildings.
The hotel group is planning a $65m four-and-a-half star hotel in Auckland.
Direct flights between Auckland and Newcastle will further open NSW’s Central Coast for NZ tourism.
Waiheke Island’s popular Sculpture on the Gulf event will take place outside the peak tourist season in 2019 in an effort to relieve pressure on transportation and infrastructure.
The iwi behind the plan for an icon on Bastion Point believes there is “huge untapped potential” in Māori tourism.
A giant statue of Papatūānuku the Earth Mother is being proposed for Auckland’s Bastion Point with the city council agreeing to partially fund the landmark to the tune of $1m.
The so-called Airbnb rate fails to reduce unfairness for the commercial sector, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
Waiheke Island has moved to ban freedom camping citing surging tourism and inadequate infrastructure.
The Scenic Hotel Group chair says the industry is being unfairly targeted.
Revenues of up to $40m are being lost because mooring buoys or “dolphins” that were approved by Auckland Council last year are not yet to be consented.
Industry is struggling to add more hotel inventory in key tourism regions, according to Colliers International.
The Volvo Ocean Race’s 19-day stopover in Auckland generated 23,470 domestic and international visitor nights and $7.17m of GDP for the local economy.
Auckland Airport’s general counsel and company secretary, Scott Weenink, has resigned.
The investor’s attractions have reported contrasting results with Rainbow’s End suffering a 6.5% fall in visitors.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development has established a new six-strong committee to oversee the city’s $26m visitor activities which are now part-funded by an accomodation tax.
Auckland Council has closed its five-year fixed-rate green bond retail offer after raising $200 million, which it plans to spend on electric trains.
A new director will take the helm of Auckland Zoo as the attraction commences a development that will transform almost one-fifth of the site.
Auckland Convention Bureau is on a recruitment drive as part of a “refocusing and re-strengthening” of its business events work.
Auckland Council plans to invest in electric trains with the up to $200m it hopes to raise from the issue of a green bond.
The founder of one of NZ’s favourite experiences has been awarded an international attractions industry ‘Hall of Fame’ accolade.