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NZ weekly hotel results to Sept 14: Fleetwood fillip for Auckland?
20 Sep 2019   /

NZ weekly hotel results to Sept 14: Fleetwood fillip for Auckland?

After being overshadowed by an All Blacks test and a record-breaking series of Pink concerts in September last year, the Auckland hotel market managed to show a little growth last week.


Sarah Matthew: We’re all responsible for making change
19 Sep 2019  

Sarah Matthew: We’re all responsible for making change

The Glenfern Sanctuary manager on protecting the environment and using tourism to support conservation.


Tunnelling conference piles into NZICC
19 Sep 2019  

Tunnelling conference piles into NZICC

The New Zealand International Convention Centre has added another event to its 2022 calendar after winning hosting rights for the 18th Australasian Tunnelling Conference.


Construction begins on $60m airport connection
18 Sep 2019   /

Construction begins on $60m airport connection

Construction has begun on the $60m Puhinui Station Interchange near Papatoetoe at Auckland.


ATEED seeks tourism opportunities as Amazon confirms LOTR series
18 Sep 2019  

ATEED seeks tourism opportunities as Amazon confirms LOTR series

The agency will investigate long-term tourism opportunities for the region from the $1.5bn series.


Hong Kong passenger numbers tumble at Akl Airport
16 Sep 2019   /

Hong Kong passenger numbers tumble at Akl Airport

Hong Kong passenger movements at Auckland Airport fell to 3,045 in July, down 21.8% on the same month last year.


ATEED backs Piha Pro event in new world surf agreement
11 Sep 2019  

ATEED backs Piha Pro event in new world surf agreement

Auckland’s Piha Beach has been confirmed as a host for a World Surf League tour event as part of a three-year agreement between WSL, Auckland Council and the government’s major events fund.


Air Chathams goes international with Norfolk Island service
9 Sep 2019  

Air Chathams goes international with Norfolk Island service

Air Chathams started its international service from Auckland to Norfolk Island on Friday.


Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2020 to be held in Auckland
5 Sep 2019  

Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2020 to be held in Auckland

Next year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa is moving to Auckland.


The Brit arrives at Britomart
27 Aug 2019  

The Brit arrives at Britomart

Hospitality group Nourish has invested $2m into an overhaul and renaming of its Britomart bar formerly known as the Northern Steamship Co.


Cruise ’19: Space, resource shortages stifling business
26 Aug 2019   /

Cruise ’19: Space, resource shortages stifling business

A lack of basic cruise services means Auckland is missing out, according to an industry panel.


ATEED: 30,000+ expected at NZ Fashion Week
26 Aug 2019  

ATEED: 30,000+ expected at NZ Fashion Week

More than 30,000 fashionistas are expected to attend the New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland, which begins today.


Auckland moves to restrict freedom camping
23 Aug 2019  

Auckland moves to restrict freedom camping

Auckland Council has moved to restrict freedom camping across the region with officials looking to see how the activity can be curtailed.


Auckland Airport: Retail revenue jumps to boost profit
22 Aug 2019   /

Auckland Airport: Retail revenue jumps to boost profit

AIAL has reported a 4.4% increase in underlying profit to reach $275m.


US passengers help drive growth at Auckland Airport
19 Aug 2019   /

US passengers help drive growth at Auckland Airport

Total passenger numbers at Auckland Airport reached 21.1 million in the year to 30 June 2019, up 2.8% on the previous period, said the operator.


NZ Cruise conference changes Auckland venue
19 Aug 2019  

NZ Cruise conference changes Auckland venue

The NZ Cruise Association’s 2019 Conference in Auckland on 22 -23 August has shifted venue to the Aotea Centre on Queen Street.


ATEED sustainability effort goes gold
16 Aug 2019  

ATEED sustainability effort goes gold

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development has been awarded Enviro-Mark® Gold certification in recognition of its sustainability efforts.


Cordis Auckland snaps up Millbrook’s Almeida
15 Aug 2019  

Cordis Auckland snaps up Millbrook’s Almeida

Cordis Hotels and Resorts has appointed Millbrook Resort’s Adith Almeida to be its new director of corporate sales.


Who’s the biggest winner in the first round of IVL?
14 Aug 2019  

Who’s the biggest winner in the first round of IVL?

The Go with Tourism jobs initiative is one of the first projects to get funding from the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy.


NZICC delivery now likely in 2021 – Stephens
14 Aug 2019   /

NZICC delivery now likely in 2021 – Stephens

The $703m flagship convention centre will probably miss its already-delayed 2020 delivery date, says SkyCity’s CEO.


Mixed results for SkyCity in “more challenging operating environment”
14 Aug 2019  

Mixed results for SkyCity in “more challenging operating environment”

SkyCity Entertainment Group has seen its net profit drop 14.7% to $144.6m in the year to the end of June, rising to a 1.9% gain on a normalised basis.


NZTA seeks more feedback on Auckland Harbour Bridge path
12 Aug 2019   /

NZTA seeks more feedback on Auckland Harbour Bridge path

The NZ Transport Agency has asked for more public feedback as it develops the design of a mooted walking and cycling path across the Auckland Harbour Bridge.


Auckland Council seeks student rangers
9 Aug 2019  

Auckland Council seeks student rangers

Auckland Council is seeking 14 student rangers to join its regional parks team for a three-month paid internship over summer.


OIO approves Oram’s Auckland superyacht facility
5 Aug 2019  

OIO approves Oram’s Auckland superyacht facility

The Overseas Investment Office has given consent to Orams Group to expand its lease of land at Wynyard Quarter on Auckland Harbour.


Wellington, Auckland zoos euthanise big cats
2 Aug 2019   /

Wellington, Auckland zoos euthanise big cats

The two zoos have both lost bigs cats this week due to the animals’ poor health and age.


Elemental AKL set to return in 2020
2 Aug 2019  

Elemental AKL set to return in 2020

Auckland’s inaugural winter festival, Elemental AKL, came to a close yesterday after a 31-day run which included more than 65 events and 120 participating eateries throughout the wider region.


Operators fund $100k whale and dolphin research
31 Jul 2019   /

Operators fund $100k whale and dolphin research

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari and Dolphin Planet have provided the money.


Business and personal health focus of Aviation NZ conference
31 Jul 2019  

Business and personal health focus of Aviation NZ conference

‘Business Health: Personal Health’ is the focus of Aviation NZ’s conference to be held at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on 5 and 6 August.


New Zealand Cruise Association conference looks to the future
30 Jul 2019  

New Zealand Cruise Association conference looks to the future

The future of New Zealand’s marque cruise port, Auckland, and how its success will shape the sector will form the backbone of discussion at this year’s cruise conference.


Armitage: Setting course for a sustainable future
29 Jul 2019  

Armitage: Setting course for a sustainable future

ATEED’s GM of destination on the development of Destination AKL 2025 and the work to come in Auckland’s visitor economy.


Auckland, Queenstown make Cvent top 10
25 Jul 2019  

Auckland, Queenstown make Cvent top 10

Auckland and Queenstown have made Cvent’s inaugural top 10 list of the best meeting destinations in Australia and Oceania.


Watch: Akl Airport to start $100m roading upgrade
25 Jul 2019  

Watch: Akl Airport to start $100m roading upgrade

Auckland Airport is to start upgrading its roading network with up to $100m in improvements over the next two years but travellers should be prepared for traffic disruption for periods over that time.


Akl Airport, Tainui unveil luxury Pullman design
24 Jul 2019  

Akl Airport, Tainui unveil luxury Pullman design

Construction of the $150m, 311-room, 5-star hotel starts on 1 August.


Sky Tower to go green for climate change
23 Jul 2019  

Sky Tower to go green for climate change

SkyCity’s Sky Tower is to be lit green on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Climate Leader’s Coalition and the announcement of their second pledge to combat climate change.


An Operator’s View: EcoZip Adventures’ Gavin Oliver
19 Jul 2019  

An Operator’s View: EcoZip Adventures’ Gavin Oliver

The managing director on building a sustainable tourism business with conservation at its heart.


Auckland Airport: China arrivals fall 14% in May
18 Jul 2019   /

Auckland Airport: China arrivals fall 14% in May

The ending of Hong Kong Airline’s service from Auckland led to a fall in China visitor arrivals of 13.7% in May, says Auckland Airport in its latest passenger movements update.


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.