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.
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.
Four hotel management scholarships worth $3000 each have been announced today at the 2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference.
Auckland Council has deferred a decision on its proposed freedom camping bylaw.
Australian passenger movements at Auckland Airport increased by 16.7% to 76,500 in April, compared to the same month last year.
ATEED’s destination management strategy is cited in a major study on how cities can cope with tourism growth.
The Auckland attraction has struggled to lift numbers over the past three years.
The operator is aiming to have a nationwide network of 10 hotels and 10 lodges by 2025.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ has renewed its lease to keep operating the country’s largest hotel, Grand Millennium Auckland.
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 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.
The flagship venue has lost a number of pre-booked events.
Panuku Development Auckland has selected TOP 10 Holiday Parks operators Steve and Jeanette Edwards to run Takapuna Beach Holiday Park.
Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development’s Go with Tourism is partnering with the NZ Careers Expo to deliver its very own tourism careers expo.
The project will see more than 250,000 sq m of land – about 30 rugby pitches – converted into new taxiway.
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.
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.
Auckland Jet Boat Tours Limited has been fined $25,000 and ordered to pay $5000 in reparation after admitting illegal and unsafe maritime practices.
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 has appointed Jonathan Good its new general manager of technology and marketing.
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’s zoo and airport have won NZ Institute of Architects awards.
Nineteen exisiting and proposed attractions and experiences have been earmarked for investment.
Nineteen Auckland attractions, accommodation providers, tour operators and event production projects have been selected for the city’s first tourism-specific investment push.
The new winter festival is an attrempt to drive visitation to the Auckland region during the off-season.
The city’s $10m dolphin mooring plan is approved, enabling larger ships to berth.
Australian retailer AuMake has bought the Broadway network of Chinese tourism shops gaining a foothold in the NZ tourist shopping market.
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 is launching a direct passenger service from Auckland to Norfolk Island after two years of flying the route with charter tour groups.
The operator has sold the concession to operate its 3,200 Auckland car park spaces to Macquarie.
The future growth of NZ’s cruise industry is being threatened by a lack of investment in Auckland’s berthing facilities, according to CLIA.
One of the biggest cultural events in the country’s calendar has been cancelled as police prioritise resourcing following Friday’s mosque attacks.
Annie Dundas, general manager of Hawke’s Bay Tourism, has resigned.
After eight years at the helm, Dundas is leaving to lead Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s new tourism venture.
Five tests over two weekends in June and November are expected to inject more than $1.2m into Auckland.
The operator has resumed flying operations after one of its aircraft ditched in Auckland Harbour on Friday.
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.
One of Auckland Seaplanes’ aircraft has crashed in the Auckland harbour, nose-diving into the water.
The Auckland – Vancouver seasonal service is expected to inject around $38m into the NZ economy.
ATEED wants to show that the sector offers clear career pathways, great jobs and the potential to earn good money.
The airport saw retail revenue jump to $110.8m in the six months to December 2018.
The airport has cut its target return from 6.99% to 6.62%, compared to the ComCom’s benchmark for airports of 6.41%.
The latest delay to the $703m venue will affect nearly 8,000 delegates.
Major bookings for the flagship $703m venue are under review as delivery blows deadline by 18 months.
SKYCITY Entertainment Group has rejected criticisms of its use of “normalised” results in its company reports citing industry standards.
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 Airlines has added sponsorship of New Zealand’s largest showcase of Chinese culture to its portfolio of investments fostering relations between the two countries.
Australia’s famous Hunter Valley wine region is exploring trade, tourism and collaboration opportunities with Auckland.
Tourism Holdings has appointed Tim Loxton its new general manager of its Kiwi Experience business.
The agency plans to help its regional neighbours develop tourism product and infrastructure.