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Stephens: Missed opportunities, more hotels and ‘big plans’ for Auckland
8 Jul 2019   /

Stephens: Missed opportunities, more hotels and ‘big plans’ for Auckland

SkyCity Entertainment Group’s chief executive, Graeme Stephens, on the missed opportunity around the NZ Convention Centre, a new Wellington hotel, and its “big plans” for Auckland.


Haka Tourism Group reigns supreme at ExportNZ awards
28 Jun 2019  

Haka Tourism Group reigns supreme at ExportNZ awards

Ryan Sander’s Haka Tourism Group picked up two gongs at last night’s 2019 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards including the Supreme Award.


New $3000 hotel management scholarships launched
20 Jun 2019   /

New $3000 hotel management scholarships launched

Four hotel management scholarships worth $3000 each have been announced today at the 2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference.


Legal threat prompts Auckland Council to delay freedom camping decision
20 Jun 2019  

Legal threat prompts Auckland Council to delay freedom camping decision

Auckland Council has deferred a decision on its proposed freedom camping bylaw.


Auckland Airport: Australians drive April passenger growth
18 Jun 2019   /

Auckland Airport: Australians drive April passenger growth

Australian passenger movements at Auckland Airport increased by 16.7% to 76,500 in April, compared to the same month last year.


Global cities report highlights Destination AKL 2025
13 Jun 2019  

Global cities report highlights Destination AKL 2025

ATEED’s destination management strategy is cited in a major study on how cities can cope with tourism growth.


Rangatira: Rainbow’s End performance down again
12 Jun 2019   /

Rangatira: Rainbow’s End performance down again

The Auckland attraction has struggled to lift numbers over the past three years.


Haka Tourism looks to fill coffers with K’Rd lodge flip
11 Jun 2019  

Haka Tourism looks to fill coffers with K’Rd lodge flip

The operator is aiming to have a nationwide network of 10 hotels and 10 lodges by 2025.


M&C renews lease on NZ’s largest hotel
7 Jun 2019  

M&C renews lease on NZ’s largest hotel

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ has renewed its lease to keep operating the country’s largest hotel, Grand Millennium Auckland.


CLIA global chair leads strong speaker line-up at NZCA conference
5 Jun 2019   /

CLIA global chair leads strong speaker line-up at NZCA conference

Cruise Lines International Association global chairman and Royal Caribbean Cruises’ vice chairman, Adam Goldstein, is among a strong speaker line-up at the NZ Cruise Association’s seventh annual conference.


Auckland schools up for global education event
31 May 2019  

Auckland schools up for global education event

Auckland has secured the bid for the 34th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), which will see more than 500 delegates descend on the city in summer 2021.


NZICC delivery delay takes toll on events count
30 May 2019   /

NZICC delivery delay takes toll on events count

The flagship venue has lost a number of pre-booked events.


New operator selected for Takapuna Beach Holiday Park
23 May 2019  

New operator selected for Takapuna Beach Holiday Park

Panuku Development Auckland has selected TOP 10 Holiday Parks operators Steve and Jeanette Edwards to run Takapuna Beach Holiday Park.


Go with Tourism partners with NZ Careers Expo
22 May 2019   /

Go with Tourism partners with NZ Careers Expo

Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development’s Go with Tourism is partnering with the NZ Careers Expo to deliver its very own tourism careers expo.


Watch: Akl airport starts single biggest project
22 May 2019  

Watch: Akl airport starts single biggest project

The project will see more than 250,000 sq m of land – about 30 rugby pitches – converted into new taxiway.


International buyers line up for MEETINGS 2019
21 May 2019  

International buyers line up for MEETINGS 2019

More than 100 international business event organisers from as from New Zealand’s key markets including Australia, the United States and China will  be converging on Auckland next week for the country’s biggest showcase of conference and incentive products.


NZICC strives for carbon neutral operations
17 May 2019   /

NZICC strives for carbon neutral operations

New Zealand’s new $703m international convention centre plans to operate as a carbon neutral venue – the only one of its kind in Asia Pacific – following completion of construction in 2020.


Operator fined $30k after breaches, false records, customer injured
10 May 2019  

Operator fined $30k after breaches, false records, customer injured

Auckland Jet Boat Tours Limited has been fined $25,000 and ordered to pay $5000 in reparation after admitting illegal and unsafe maritime practices.


Crown Plaza Auckland checks in paperless system
9 May 2019   /

Crown Plaza Auckland checks in paperless system

Crowne Plaza Auckland has introduced a paperless check-in and check-out system as a sustainable movement to reduce the hotel’s footprint.


Auckland Airport appoints GM technology and marketing
8 May 2019   /

Auckland Airport appoints GM technology and marketing

Auckland Airport has appointed Jonathan Good its new general manager of technology and marketing.


New ATEED partnership to capture Auckland from all angles
7 May 2019   /

New ATEED partnership to capture Auckland from all angles

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development has launched a new photography competition which it hopes will highlight the city as a must-visit the destination to travellers around the world.


Auckland operators, ATEED win architecture awards
3 May 2019  

Auckland operators, ATEED win architecture awards

Auckland’s zoo and airport have won NZ Institute of Architects awards.


Tourism projects picked for investment push
1 May 2019  

Tourism projects picked for investment push

Nineteen exisiting and proposed attractions and experiences have been earmarked for investment.


Who are the 19 operators? Here’s the full list
1 May 2019  

Who are the 19 operators? Here’s the full list

Nineteen Auckland attractions, accommodation providers, tour operators and event production projects have been selected for the city’s first tourism-specific investment push.


ATEED unveils inaugural Elemental AKL programme
30 Apr 2019  

ATEED unveils inaugural Elemental AKL programme

The new winter festival is an attrempt to drive visitation to the Auckland region during the off-season.


NZ Cruise: “A forward-looking decision that’ll future-proof Auckland”
24 Apr 2019  

NZ Cruise: “A forward-looking decision that’ll future-proof Auckland”

The city’s $10m dolphin mooring plan is approved, enabling larger ships to berth.


Australian retailer moves on NZ Chinese tourist shops
18 Apr 2019  

Australian retailer moves on NZ Chinese tourist shops

Australian retailer AuMake has bought the Broadway network of Chinese tourism shops gaining a foothold in the NZ tourist shopping market.


Air NZ releases fares for new Seoul route
16 Apr 2019  

Air NZ releases fares for new Seoul route

Fares for Air New Zealand’s new non-stop service between Auckland and Seoul have been released, with economy tickets starting at $649 one-way.


Air Chathams to launch Norfolk Island passenger service
8 Apr 2019  

Air Chathams to launch Norfolk Island passenger service

Air Chathams is launching a direct passenger service from Auckland to Norfolk Island after two years of flying the route with charter tour groups.


SKYCITY banks $220m from car park licence sale
4 Apr 2019  

SKYCITY banks $220m from car park licence sale

The operator has sold the concession to operate its 3,200 Auckland car park spaces to Macquarie.


CLIA: NZ cruise under threat from lack of gateway investment
28 Mar 2019  

CLIA: NZ cruise under threat from lack of gateway investment

The future growth of NZ’s cruise industry is being threatened by a lack of investment in Auckland’s berthing facilities, according to CLIA.


ATEED cancels Pasifika Festival
19 Mar 2019   /

ATEED cancels Pasifika Festival

One of the biggest cultural events in the country’s calendar has been cancelled as police prioritise resourcing following Friday’s mosque attacks.


Auckland iwi snaps up HBT’s Dundas, preps for push into tourism
7 Mar 2019   /

Auckland iwi snaps up HBT’s Dundas, preps for push into tourism

Annie Dundas, general manager of Hawke’s Bay Tourism, has resigned.


Hawke’s Bay Tourism GM Annie Dundas resigns
6 Mar 2019   /

Hawke’s Bay Tourism GM Annie Dundas resigns

After eight years at the helm, Dundas is leaving to lead Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s new tourism venture.


ATEED: New league series to help generate 18k visitor nights
6 Mar 2019   /

ATEED: New league series to help generate 18k visitor nights

Five tests over two weekends in June and November are expected to inject more than $1.2m into Auckland.


Auckland Seaplanes back in the sky
4 Mar 2019  

Auckland Seaplanes back in the sky

The operator has resumed flying operations after one of its aircraft ditched in Auckland Harbour on Friday.


ATEED earmarks $850k for new winter festival
4 Mar 2019   /

ATEED earmarks $850k for new winter festival

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development will plough up to $850,000 into Elemental AKL,  its new month-long winter festival which aims to drive visitation during the tourism off-season.


Auckland Seaplanes aircraft ditches
1 Mar 2019   /

Auckland Seaplanes aircraft ditches

One of Auckland Seaplanes’ aircraft has crashed in the Auckland harbour, nose-diving into the water.


New Air Canada service to boost NZ tourism
28 Feb 2019   /

New Air Canada service to boost NZ tourism

The Auckland – Vancouver seasonal service is expected to inject around $38m into the NZ economy.


Youth targeted in new ‘Go with Tourism’ campaign
25 Feb 2019   /

Youth targeted in new ‘Go with Tourism’ campaign

ATEED wants to show that the sector offers clear career pathways, great jobs and the potential to earn good money.


Retail income jumps 25% to boost Auckland Airport revenue
22 Feb 2019   /

Retail income jumps 25% to boost Auckland Airport revenue

The airport saw retail revenue jump to $110.8m in the six months to December 2018.


Auckland Airport: Airline charges to be slashed by $33m
22 Feb 2019   /

Auckland Airport: Airline charges to be slashed by $33m

The airport has cut its target return from 6.99% to 6.62%, compared to the ComCom’s benchmark for airports of 6.41%.


ACB scrambles to keep 2020 NZICC events in Auckland
14 Feb 2019   /

ACB scrambles to keep 2020 NZICC events in Auckland

The latest delay to the $703m venue will affect nearly 8,000 delegates.


SKYCITY: NZICC opening pushed to second half 2020
13 Feb 2019   /

SKYCITY: NZICC opening pushed to second half 2020

Major bookings for the flagship $703m venue are under review as delivery blows deadline by 18 months.


SKYCITY rejects criticism of “normalised” results
11 Feb 2019  

SKYCITY rejects criticism of “normalised” results

SKYCITY Entertainment Group has rejected criticisms of its use of “normalised” results in its company reports citing industry standards.


Developer: Superyacht facility to help boost tourism spending
7 Feb 2019  

Developer: Superyacht facility to help boost tourism spending

A new marine refit facility at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter is expected to generate “significant income” for NZ’s boating and tourism industries.


China Southern backs NZ lantern festivals
5 Feb 2019   /

China Southern backs NZ lantern festivals

China Southern Airlines has added sponsorship of New Zealand’s largest showcase of Chinese culture to its portfolio of investments fostering relations between the two countries.


Top Aus destination to explore Auckland tourism links
4 Feb 2019  

Top Aus destination to explore Auckland tourism links

Australia’s famous Hunter Valley wine region is exploring trade, tourism and collaboration opportunities with Auckland.


The Aussie in charge of Kiwi Experience
31 Jan 2019  

The Aussie in charge of Kiwi Experience

Tourism Holdings has appointed Tim Loxton its new general manager of its Kiwi Experience business.


ATEED looks to the regions to alleviate visitor pressure
29 Jan 2019   /

ATEED looks to the regions to alleviate visitor pressure

The agency plans to help its regional neighbours develop tourism product and infrastructure.