The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling for Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development to be scrapped, saying its role of promoting tourism and events is redundant.
Auckland International Airport has successfully completed its placement of $1bn worth of shares.
Auckland Transport has updated its AT Mobile app to show users how many people are on a train in real time.
Auckland International Airport says it will raise up to $1.2bn to ensure it remains well capitalised during the Covid-19 lockdown and prepared for recovery.
The World Wide Fund for Nature is bringing a ten-week public art sculpture trail to Auckland fo the summer/autumn season in 2021.
The operator says it will become a “much smaller, domestically focused” business.
Fullers360 has implemented a passenger register on its Waiheke and Devonport routes during the level four alert.
Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower has been lit royal blue to “acknowledge and support the tireless efforts of front-line emergency services staff engaged in the fight against Covid-19.”
Zac Watson, product development manager at ATEED and chair of the 2020 YoungTEC board, on adjusting to the new normal, what he hopes to take away from the lockdown, and what recovery might look like for the tourism sector.
Auckland Zoo has tested a new series of live streams that will connect lockdown New Zealand with the attraction.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is seeking feedback on the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.
Auckland Airport has suspended $2bn of capital expenditure projects, moved to cut executive and employee pay, and reduced its headcount as part of a range of measures to combat Covid-19’s sudden impact on tourism and aviation markets.
Auckland Airport has introduced temporary passport checks at the doors of the international terminal in order to help manage social distancing in public spaces.
Auckland Council will be cancelling a number of major events, including the Auckland International Cultural Festival and the Music and Movies in Parks series, due to coronavirus.
Auckland Airport has cancelled its interim dividend and the chief executive Adrian Littlewood has taken a 20% pay cut following the outbreak of Covid-19.
Auckland mayor Phil Goff has met with the chairs and deputy chairs of Auckland Council’s four major committees and they agreed they would reassess large gatherings.
The 2020 ASB Polyfest has been cancelled following meetings between the Polyfest Trust and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service.
The airline has imposed a trading halt on its shares and has started permanent position redundancies.
Auckland War Memorial Museum is bringing the Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes exhibition exclusively to Auckland in July 2020.
The NZX has placed a trading halt on Auckland International Airport Limited’s ordinary shares.
Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari has been recognised by the World Cetacean Alliance.
Auckland’s Hotel Grand Windsor has partnered with jewellery design house Naveya & Sloane to create a bespoke pair of earrings worth $13,000 that will be given away to a guest.
Event Cinemas has opened its newest complex at Westfield Newmarket.
Doran Whaite has been named the new general manager for QT Auckland, opening mid-2020.
The Auckland Business Chamber is urging tourism businesses affected by coronavirus to get in contact.
Auckland mayor Phil Goff is disappointed that a group of hotel and motel owners has decided to appeal the High Court’s decision upholding the Auckland Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR).
The resource consent for the National Erebus Memorial in a Waitemata park will not be publicly notified.
Hospitality New Zealand has welcomed the appeal of the High Court decision to support the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate, saying it is “unfair, inequitable and very poor public policy”.
The industry group will take its battle against Auckland Council’s APTR to the Court of Appeal.
The agency has called on the region’s tourism industry to work together to combat the impact of the Covid-19.
Regional Facilities Auckland has gained Toitū carbonreduce certification.
The tourism sales manager on developing a sales strategy, new products and partnerships, and changing industry perceptions.
Two teams have been shortlisted for the design and construction of a walking and cycling path over Auckland Harbour bridge.
New Zealand’s first circular economy lab launches on Thursday, at GridAKL in the Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.
A new domestic jet hub and a $350m+ arrivals area at the international terminal have been unveiled.
Unusually hot and dry weather contributed to two faults in the past month that closed Auckland Airport’s runway causing disruption.
Auckland Airport passenger numbers were down 1.3% in December 2019.
It may be months before a full scope and timetable is agreed for the completion of the fire-damaged NZ International Convention Centre in Auckland, says Fletcher Building.
The US billionaire has applied for consent to cater for up to 40 guests in 16 villas.
KiwiRail is seek expressions of interest for Auckland rail commuter projects worth $686m.
A two-way separated cycleway will be built along the northern side of Tamaki Drive, Auckland, between the Quay Street Cycleway extension and Ngapipi Road.
Why were the arguments made against Auckland Council’s APTR rejected?
The operator says in its interim results that it has claimed around $240m in insurance from the NZICC fire.
Queenstown’s mayor says Auckland’s success in the High Court augurs well for the resort’s proposed bed tax.
Auckland Airport is launching a multi-million-dollar project on Laurence Stevens Drive to link with a new park and ride.
Kapiti Island Nature Tours founder, John Barrett, is among speakers who will address the theme for this year’s conference, 20:20 Vision: New Perspectives on the diversity of Hospitality, Tourism and Events.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has organised a full day event at Rydges Auckland to focus on how the tourism industry can tell positive stories about its benefits to communities.
Accommodation providers are disappointed the High Court has thrown out a judicial review of Auckland Council’s bed tax as the tourism sector is hit with headwinds from coronavirus.
Auckland Airport is conducting an immediate review of its runways after several flights were delayed or diverted over the weekend due to loose seal and debris.
Hotel owners “disappointed” and considering appealing the decision.