SKYCITY Entertainment Group has appointed Hansen Yuncken the main contractor on its A$330m (NZ$360m) Adelaide Casino expansion project.
Tourism New Zealand has launched an A$800,000 (NZ$857,000) spring digital campaign aimed at the Australian market.
For the second consecutive year, proudly Kiwi airline Air New Zealand has been recognised as Australia’s most reputable company.
Kiwis are twice as likely than Australians to believe international visitors put too much pressure on their respective countries, according to new research.
Margy Osmond, chief executive of Australia’s Tourism & Transport Forum, on the impact and legacy of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
French giant AccorHotels’ proposed A$1.2bn (NZ$1.3bn) takeover of Australia’s Mantra Group looks set to go ahead creating a 50,000 room behemoth in the Asia Pacific room.
Tourism New Zealand’s chief executive, Stephen England-Hall, address to the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF) in Sydney.
A clipboard was sucked through a Jetstar plane engine damaging a fan blade as the Airbus A320 took off from Auckland Airport for Sydney.
Australian operator Ardent Leisure expects to return to profitably in the second half of its 2018 financial year as it continues to recover from the Dreamworld theme park tragedy.
Australian tourism and travel operators have reported record profits this week with Qantas, Flight Centre and Sydney Airport all enjoying the benefits of booming tourism.
New Zealand will be front and centre of the floor and hosting activities at this week’s 25th Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne.
Revenue from its NZ skydiving operations was A$12.9m, up 7.5% compared to the same period a year earlier.
Lord of the Rings characters and Waitangi Day celebrations may sound like an unlikely mix but it’s what 2.4 million viewers of Australia’s Sunshine breakfast TV show enjoyed this week.
Professor of media and communications at University of Melbourne, John Sinclair, says Tourism Australia’s lastest A$36m campaign is founded on a smart strategy.
Tourism Australia has kicked off a new A$36m (NZ$39m) marketing push aimed at “supercharging the value of American tourism Down Under’.
Qantas has released its latest safety video and one iconic New Zealand operator gets a starring a role.
The New Zealand story is set to come alive at AIME 2018 this month with a bold new stand in the premium zone, mixing digital innovation and distinctive cultural elements.
A new $500,000 campaign that aims to increase Australian visitors to New Zealand in the autumn is set to launch next week.
InterCity Group CEO John Thorburn on the company’s expansion beyond NZ with its purchase of the Cairns-based Tusa Group, which operates a variety of cruise products.
Christchurch has jumped six spots as a preferred destination for Australian visitors.
Actors Sam Neill and Bryan Brown have reunited on-screen as the distinctive voices behind the latest instalment of Air New Zealand’s Better Way to Fly campaign.
Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have announced changes to one of their key alliance routes driven by an improved demand outlook.
One of Australasia’s most acquisitive operators has made yet another big bet splashing $61.5m for two operators as part of its ambition to become “the world’s largest adventure tourism company”.
Air New Zealand’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is set to become an even more frequent sight in the skies above Adelaide with the airline announcing plans to deploy the aircraft on the Auckland – Adelaide route year-round.
A new campaign is underway to get more Australians basing themselves in Christchurch for an autumn holiday next year.
Delegates at next week’s Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) Conference and Exhibition will be invited to experience New Zealand for CINZ MEETINGS 2018.
Destination Queenstown is hosting close to 50 trade and conference and incentive buyers this week as part of its inaugural business-to-business event, Queenstown Week.
The Australian association market presents a huge opportunity to drive business into New Zealand’s £588m conventions industry.
Air New Zealand’s first scheduled Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service to Adelaide touched down shortly after 10.30am yesterday morning (local time) heralding a new era of comfort and service for South Australia.
A leading Australian adventure travel specialist has acquired iconic central Otago Rail Trail cycling tour operator, Trail Journeys.
The largest-ever team of New Zealand suppliers is heading to the Gold Coast for the Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Association’s 10th anniversary event next month.
Skydive the Beach Group Limited confirms that three people died following a skydiving accident near the company’s Mission Beach dropzone last Friday.
Air New Zealand’s artificial intelligence-backed chatbot, Bravo Oscar Tango (Oscar for short) has received his first international promotion – beginning work online in Australia.
The Commerce Commission could investigate French giant AccorHotel’s proposed A$1.2bn (NZ$1.3bn) takeover of Australia’s Mantra Group if the deal substantially reduces competition in the New Zealand hotel operator market.
One of Australasia’s most acquisitive operators has made another large investment again signalling its intent to become “the world’s largest adventure tourism company”.
Emirates will stop flying from Melbourne and Brisbane to Auckland and instead focus on its non-stop Auckland-Dubai service.
Europe’s largest hotel group, Accor, has made a US$930m (NZ$1.3bn) bid for Australia’s Mantra Group, which could see a number of New Zealand assets change hands.
Cuisine and culture is a big part of Wellington’s pitch as a long weekend destination, which is a growth area for Australian tourism to NZ
Tourism & Transport Forum Australia’s chief executive Margy Osmond argues it is time to simplify air travel between Australia and New Zealand and improve the experience for travellers.
Tourism Holdings Australia Pty Ltd, (thl) operators of Britz, Maui and Mighty campers has won the 2017 Australian Fleet Management Association’s (AfMA) Fleet Safety Award.
Auckland-based Stray Travel has bought Australia’s Loka adventure travel operator in a deal the companies say will create Asia Pacific’s largest “flexible adventure travel network”.
Tourism New Zealand has launched its fourth annual campaign encouraging Australians to visit the South Island in autumn.
Destination Rotorua and the largest ever group of local tourism operators have the Australian travel industry buzzing.
Following the revelation yesterday by the Ticker that Australia’s Blue Sky has spent millions on a stake in Queenstown’s Active Adventures, we take a look at the role PE is playing in Australian tourism and what that may mean for the industry here.
An Australian private equity investor has splashed millions for a stake in a Queenstown tour operator and is hunting for more deals in NZ’s booming tourism sector.
Australian-listed Flight Centre Travel Group has moved to increase its leisure and corporate travel market-share in New Zealand by buying two companies.
SkyCity Entertainment Group will write off all the goodwill in its Darwin casino complex with an A$95m impairment.
Tourism New Zealand has been named the top tourism office in Australia at the premier industry event of the year.
Margy Osmond, chief executive of Australia’s Tourism & Transport Forum, on the state of Australia’s booming tourism market and why the industry can’t rest on its laurels.
China is set to overtake New Zealand as Australia’s biggest source of international visitors within months if current trends continue.
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