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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.


Rotorua’s Australian roadshow hosts 300+ sellers
23 Aug 2019  

Rotorua’s Australian roadshow hosts 300+ sellers

Destination Rotorua and 15 tourism operators have hosted more than 300 sellers in an Australian roadshow this week.


Sir Brian Souter sells bus companies
23 Aug 2019  

Sir Brian Souter sells bus companies

Scottish entrepreneur Sir Brian Souter is selling Howick and Eastern Buses and Mana Coach Services to France’s Transdev for an undisclosed sum.


New Invercargill direct service to inject up to $12.5m
22 Aug 2019  

New Invercargill direct service to inject up to $12.5m

The new Air New Zealand service between Auckland and Invercargill could inject up to $12.5m into the Southland region, according to economic development agency Great South.


More gold in Rotorua’s mountain biking
22 Aug 2019  

More gold in Rotorua’s mountain biking

Rotorua will keep its gold-level Ride Centre status for another four years – one of only six accredited in the world.


Twyford signs-off Air NZ, Cathay jv extension
22 Aug 2019  

Twyford signs-off Air NZ, Cathay jv extension

Minister of transport Phil Twyford has re-authorised Air New Zealand’s and Cathay Pacific’s joint venture alliance for another five years.


QRC secures Winter Games naming rights
21 Aug 2019   /

QRC secures Winter Games naming rights

Queenstown Resort College has secured naming rights to the Winter Games.


Air Chathams: A year in Kāpiti-Auckland numbers
21 Aug 2019  

Air Chathams: A year in Kāpiti-Auckland numbers

Air Chathams’ Kāpiti – Auckland service carried more than 40,000 passengers on 1472 flights in its first year.


Real Journeys raises $54k for endangered kārearea
20 Aug 2019   /

Real Journeys raises $54k for endangered kārearea

Real Journeys Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball raised $54,000 for the country’s endangered New Zealand falcon or kārearea.


Research: Season ski passes still worth it
20 Aug 2019  

Research: Season ski passes still worth it

Kiwis should continue to buy annual ski passes despite this year’s patchy season, according to new research.


Christchurch hot pools named
20 Aug 2019  

Christchurch hot pools named

Christchurch’s new hot pools have been named He Puna Taimoana.


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.


Tourism NZ launches North America trade campaign
19 Aug 2019  

Tourism NZ launches North America trade campaign

Tourism NZ has launched a trade campaign for North American travel advisors.


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.


Christchurch’s Te Pae wins 2021 TravelManagers conference
15 Aug 2019  

Christchurch’s Te Pae wins 2021 TravelManagers conference

Christchurch will host the 2021 annual conference of Australia’s home-based travel agent network, TravelManagers.


Air NZ, Singapore Airlines to boost capacity
15 Aug 2019  

Air NZ, Singapore Airlines to boost capacity

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines will boost capacity between Auckland and Singapore with an additional 35,000 seats.


New Māori tourism sector capability assessment launched
14 Aug 2019   /

New Māori tourism sector capability assessment launched

New Zealand Māori Tourism, in conjunction with Te Puni Kōkiri and Poutama Trust, has launched the first capability assessment of the Māori tourism sector since 2014.


TIA and Enviro-Mark Solutions partner to drive sustainability
13 Aug 2019  

TIA and Enviro-Mark Solutions partner to drive sustainability

Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Enviro-Mark Solutions have partnered to help tourism operators measure, manage and reduce their climate and environmental impacts.


US tax benefit boosts Tourism Holdings profits
13 Aug 2019   /

US tax benefit boosts Tourism Holdings profits

A one-off tax gain in the US of $1.8m will boost Tourism Holdings’ net profit this year.


IVS tender shortlist interviews to be held
12 Aug 2019   /

IVS tender shortlist interviews to be held

Potential providers of the International Visitor Survey are expected to be interviewed this month after a closed was held in July.


Christchurch gets cannabis museum
12 Aug 2019  

Christchurch gets cannabis museum

Christchurch is set to get a “world class” cannabis museum as part of plans to create New Zealand’s first cannabis social enterprise.


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.


SkyCity launches offshore online gambling site
9 Aug 2019   /

SkyCity launches offshore online gambling site

SkyCity has launched its offshore online gambling site skycitycasino.com through its Maltese subsidiary, SkyCity Malta Limited.


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.


Consultation on Napier’s National Aquarium underway
8 Aug 2019  

Consultation on Napier’s National Aquarium underway

Sector consultation is underway on the proposed expansion of the National Aquarium of New Zealand.


Pūkaha goes gold
8 Aug 2019  

Pūkaha goes gold

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has been awarded a Gold Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award.


NZTA: End in sight for Kaikōura earthquake recovery project
7 Aug 2019  

NZTA: End in sight for Kaikōura earthquake recovery project

The end is in sight for the highway and rail rebuild along SH1 north and south of Kaikōura, as well as the inland route to Waiau, says the NZ Transport Agency.


Camp Glenorchy: “Honoured” to receive sustainability award
7 Aug 2019   /

Camp Glenorchy: “Honoured” to receive sustainability award

Winning the Tourism Industry Aotearoa Sustainability Innovation Award at the 2019 Holiday Parks Association of NZ Conference was an honour for the team, says Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat.


CINZ 2019 conference: Inspiring New Thinking
6 Aug 2019  

CINZ 2019 conference: Inspiring New Thinking

Registrations have opened for Conventions and Incentives New Zealand Annual Conference and AGM being held at Queenstown from 29 to 31 October.


Real Journeys ball to raise funds for endangered kārearea
6 Aug 2019  

Real Journeys ball to raise funds for endangered kārearea

Real Journeys 5th annual Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball will help efforts to save New Zealand’s at-risk native falcon – the kārearea – within its alpine habitat at Cardrona Alpine Resort.


DGLT hosts three-day mega famil
6 Aug 2019  

DGLT hosts three-day mega famil

Twenty-six inbound tour wholesalers and travel agents from across NZ and Australia have attended Destination Great Lake Taupō’s three-day mega famil.


Model railway for MOTAT, KiwiRail
6 Aug 2019   /

Model railway for MOTAT, KiwiRail

Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology has launched a new model railway at the historic Waitakere train station.


3000 attend Winter Forest Festival
6 Aug 2019   /

3000 attend Winter Forest Festival

Almost 3000 spectators and participants attended Rotorua’s Winter Forest Festival on Saturday.


Injury claims fall in arts and recreation services industry
5 Aug 2019  

Injury claims fall in arts and recreation services industry

Work-related ACC injury claims in the arts and recreation services industry dropped to 172 injuries per 1,000 full-time employees in 2018, down from 2017’s 202 injuries per 1,000 full-time employees.


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.


Apex takes action on tourism’s “plastic bottle epidemic”
2 Aug 2019   /

Apex takes action on tourism’s “plastic bottle epidemic”

New Zealand car rental company Apex has formed a new partnership to tackle what they called a “plastic bottle epidemic in the tourism industry” by offering plant-based compostable water bottles.


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.


Applications open for new $3000 hotel scholarships
1 Aug 2019  

Applications open for new $3000 hotel scholarships

Applications have opened for a new scholarship for students entering their final year of study towards a career in hotel management.


DOC rangers selected to attend World Ranger Congress
1 Aug 2019   /

DOC rangers selected to attend World Ranger Congress

The Department of Conservation has picked four rangers to attend the World Ranger Congress in Nepal on 12-16 November. 


Hotels, motels consents up 44% in June year
31 Jul 2019   /

Hotels, motels consents up 44% in June year

Building consents for hotels, motels and other short-term accommodation grew to 473 for the year to June 2019, up 44.3% on the previous 12 months.


West Coast DOC ranger recognised on World Ranger Day
31 Jul 2019   /

West Coast DOC ranger recognised on World Ranger Day

The Department of Conservation’s senior ranger and supervisor, Suvi van Smit, is the 2019 winner of the Stephen O’Dea Developmental Award.


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.


TIA’s Discussing Tourism series to conclude in Christchurch
30 Jul 2019  

TIA’s Discussing Tourism series to conclude in Christchurch

Christchurch will tomorrow play host to Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s final Discussing Tourism fixture, bringing to a close the four-strong series that has taken place across the country this month.


Tourism Infrastructure Fund to open 1 August
29 Jul 2019   /

Tourism Infrastructure Fund to open 1 August

Round four of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will open for applications this Thursday 1 August 2019.


HB Tourism: Region shines in June visitor spend report
29 Jul 2019   /

HB Tourism: Region shines in June visitor spend report

June spending by visitors to Hawke’s Bay grew at double the national average, according to the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates.


Skyline Queenstown launches Night Luge
26 Jul 2019  

Skyline Queenstown launches Night Luge

Skyline Queenstown has launched its Night Luge experience after installing 225 lights and 5.5km of cabling on its luge tracks.


Northland beach lodge comes to market for $1.2m
26 Jul 2019  

Northland beach lodge comes to market for $1.2m

Sunset View Lodge at Baylys Beach west of Dargaville is up for sale. 


Queenstown Airport: A bumper start to winter
25 Jul 2019   /

Queenstown Airport: A bumper start to winter

International passenger movements at Queenstown Airport increased to 43,892 in June, up 12% compared to the same month last year.