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.
One of the stalwarts of Auckland’s domestic tourism landscape, Auckland Zoo, has farewelled their much-loved elderly lions.
Retro fashions, dance music and awards were on show on Thursday night’s wrap party at MEETINGS 2018 in Auckland.
The first major conference scheduled for SKYCITY’s flagship New Zealand International Convention Centre has been moved from its February 2020 date and will now run in November that year.
Auckland has won the bid to host the 13th International Symposium of Pediatric Pain (ISPP) in March 2021.
NZ’s biggest business events showcase begins this morning, after welcoming more than 500 delegates to the opening function at Auckland Town Hall last night.
Auckland Town Hall played host to more than 650 business event specialists who were welcomed to the city for Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s annual showcase.
The owner of Rainbow’s End has blamed poor weather for lower attendance at the attraction – the second year in a row the investor has highlighted the problem.
More than 500 conference, event and incentive organisers are expected in Auckland for MEETINGS 2018, which kicks off in earnest tomorrow.
Two large pieces of public art will soon adorn the exterior of the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland.
ATEED has signed the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment, an industry initiative driven by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
Members of Auckland’s accommodation sector have begun a High Court challenge to the legality of the council’s targeted rate.
Easter beginning in March this year, the World Masters Games last year, and a drop in trans-Tasman capacity contributed to a 20% drop in Australian passenger numbers through Auckland Airport in April.
Leading business event organisers from around the world are heading to New Zealand’s largest business tourism trade exhibition in Auckland next week, on 30 and 31 May.
Auckland Airport is developing a new line-up of bars and restaurants at its domestic and international terminals in a move which will lead to hundreds of new jobs over the next 12 months.
Haka Educational Tours has been named a finalist in the 2018 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards for business from the Auckland and Waikato regions.
A new partnership aimed at unlocking potential from NZ’s growing Chinese visitor market has been unveiled by Christchurch Airport and Auckland’s regional tourism organisation.
Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development will play a bigger part in the management of its visitor economy as it seeks to ensure industry growth across the region is sustainable.
Another Auckland walking track has been closed – albeit temporarily – as efforts to prevent the spread of kauri dieback continue.
SKYCITY Entertainment Group has sold its Federal Street car park in Auckland to ICD Property Investment Limited for $40m.
SKYCITY Entertainment Group has unveiled its Horizon Hotel being built alongside the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland.
Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood says New Zealand is in a “tourism supercycle” but the industry must work together to ensure the country benefits.
Ports of Auckland and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei today unveiled Te Toka o Apihai Te Kawau, a commemorative memorial of the founding of Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland).
Heritage Hotels has promoted Gary Jarvis from group operations manager to the role of chief operating officer at Heritage Hotel Management.
Four inner city beaches, a lagoon, an underground Māori cultural centre and even a “volcano” are being touted in an ambitious new plan for Auckland’s container port.
SKYCITY has confirmed it now expects a December 2019 completion of its $703m New Zealand International Convention Centre and Hobson Street hotel projects.
Twenty-nine tracks remain open or partially open for visitors to use in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park after its forested areas were closed to stop the spread of kauri dieback disease.
The tihi (summit) of Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill will permanently close to all motor vehicles, including motorbikes and scooters from late next week.
Auckland’s proposed $212m Wynyard-Hobson plan for the 2021 America’s Cup is now open for submission.
International passengers through Auckland Airport increased to 909,413 in March, up 8.9% on the same month last year.
Auckland’s transport plan has allocated $1.8bn towards funding two light rail corridors including an airport to city route.
Auckland Airport has said its prices are “fair and reasonable” following a Commerce Commission report raising concerns that the company’s forecast profits look to high for the next five years.