Auckland Unlimited’s Study Auckland and Northland Inc have launched a new one-stop tourism website to help international students explore the northern regions.
The year has brought out the best in Auckland’s tourism sector, writes Auckland Unlimited’s GM of destination.
Board chair Dame Julie Christie says the seven year project has been a “rollercoaster”.
The new All Blacks Experience provides a welcome lift for Auckland, says the tourism minister.
Green shoots of recovery are on the horizon for the business events sector with a new Tourism New Zealand survey revealing pockets of optimism for 2021.
Auckland Airport has won the asset owners category in the BuildingSMART International 2020 Awards for its digital modelling of its buildings.
New Zealand’s battle-weary business events sector is gathering in Auckland today for the first official function of the year, BE Reconnected.
Auckland will host the International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists conference in 2023.
The Environmental Defence Society is calling for a strengthening of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 to better protect the landscapes of the Hauraki Gulf Islands.
Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is this week reopening its South Atrium entrance, Te Ao Mārama, after being closed for 18 months.
Four Points by Sheraton Auckland has won a brace of national property awards.
The International Association of Women in Police (IAWP) Annual Conference will bring an estimated $1.3m into the local economy when Auckland plays host in 2023, says Auckland Convention Bureau.
Auckland Zoo is looking for new overseas homes for its two female Asia elephants, Anjalee and Burma.
Operators intending to carry fare-paying passengers to watch the America’s Cup will need to be in a recognised safety system, says Maritime NZ.
The hotel featured 150 rooms and suites, a restaurant, and a sixth-floor bar with views of the harbour.
Auckland has been named the best meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions destination in Oceania at the inaugural World MICE Awards 2020.
A new educational programme has been launched for young learners, leveraging next year’s 36th America’s Cup.
Precinct Properties hopes to recommence building of its proposed $298m luxury hotel at the One Queens St redevelopment in Auckland.
Auckland Transport will test people-friendly spaces and safer ways to travel along Auckland’s Ponsonby Road as part of the Innovating Streets project.
However, domestic passenger numbers in October 2020 were 47.9% up on September 2020
The $450m hole that Covid-19 has punched in Auckland Council’s finances this year could grow by a further $540m by 2024, says Auckland Council.
Singapore Airlines will add capacity to and from Auckland from 3 December.
Auckland Live has launched tours of the historic Auckland Town Hall.
One of the hardest-hit parts of tourism is holding on for a quick rebound when international travel resumes.
Weta Workshop’s Auckland attraction opens to the public on Tuesday 15 December.
Waiheke-based operator EcoZip Adventures has secured climate positive certification for the second consecutive year from not-for-profit Ekos.
Heart of the City has launched a new campaign to entice workers and visitors to downtown Auckland to support city centre businesses.
Weta Workshop Unleashed and the All Blacks Experience will be among 70 Auckland-wide exhibitors at the Discover Auckland Travel Expo next week.
Semi Permanent Aotearoa will return to Auckland Aotea Centre on 12 November 2020, and for the first time, will be free to attend.
Ports of Auckland says it will facilitate the use of the inner harbour courses for all racing for the 36th America’s Cup.
West Auckland walking tour operator Bush and Beach has run a free tour for a group of recent migrants.
The pandemic has forced a “re-balancing” of tourism, major and business events activities, says CEO Nick Hill.
The public will be able to get a sneak peek of new All Blacks Experience at the upcoming Discover Auckland Travel Expo on 14 November at Shed 10.
The Department of Conservation is reminding visitors to stick to the rules as an influx of visitors were found bringing dogs to Auckland islands, which are home to endangered species.
Skydive Auckland has won the Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2020 for the north and west region.
Membership is priced in three tiers, at $50, $75 and $500 annually.
The Kourawhero Mountain Lodge has been placed on the market for sale.
Auckland’s Takapuna Beach will host its first Waterbourne Beach Festival between February – March 2021.
The current CEO of ATEED will step into the role on 1 December, when the new entity officially starts.
Covid-19 precautions meant that this year the festival would not feature the traditional gathering in Aotea Square
Fullers360 is launching a set of new products and services, specifically tailored to the local domestic market.
The main route into the airport will close over four consecutive nights as work continues on its roading network.
GM of destination Steve Armitage hopes to “make it difficult” for other regions to attract visitors from the city.
ATEED will host the Discover Auckland Travel Expo next month to showcase the region to locals.
Biosecurity NZ has installed a new 3D scanner at Auckland Airport, which will undergo trials with passengers before they collect their check-in baggage from carousels.
Graeme Stephens says Auckland’s level 3 lockdown in August cost the operator millions.
The Australasian hotel, cinema and ski field operator has selected Auckland for its first foray into golf.
Total passenger volumes at Auckland Airport fell by 76.9% in September 2020 compared to the year previous.
Villa Maria Estate has reopened its cellar door with the launch of the newly refurbished space, called Tasting Room, at its Manukau site in Auckland.
The pups are four weeks old and bring the total of the zoo’s Asian small-clawed otters to 13 after parents Takumi and Kanan gave birth to two sets of triplets in 2019.