Repatriation, innovation, and virtual reality will be among the issues that come up for debate at museums’ national conference in Christchurch.
Christchurch’s excellent conferencing facilities and its exciting and evolving central city will be in the spotlight this month.
A new partnership aimed at unlocking potential from NZ’s growing Chinese visitor market has been unveiled by Christchurch Airport and Auckland’s regional tourism organisation.
The building was commissioned by property owner Redson Corporation Holdings Limited for its tourism business Aotea Gifts.
After a rigorous process, ChristchurchNZ is excited to announce that Strut & Fret Production House has been awarded the contract to deliver the enhanced and reshaped Buskers Festival.
ChristchurchNZ has appointed Loren Heaphy its new general manager of destination and attraction.
A thriving hospitality scene, brand new retail precincts and booming hotel sector are proving a hit with visitors to the South Island’s largest city.
TRENZ is to return to Rotorua next year, and will be held in Christchurch in 2020.
Scenic Hotel Group has hired Kelly Watson, nee Stock, to be its new communications and brand specialist.
Heritage Christchurch, Designer Cottages B&B, Hackthorne Gardens Luxury Accommodation and Sign of the Kiwi are the tourism finalists in the Canterbury Heritage Awards.
Christchurch has won the right to host the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) conference, which will bring 900 biochemists to the city.
The penguin-populated ice desert of Antarctica is the backdrop for the first ever dance film to be staged on the world’s last great wilderness.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling on Christchurch City Council to boost funding for events in its 2018-2028 Draft Long-Term Plan.
The glistening snowy peaks of Canterbury ski area Mt Hutt feature in an international campaign to lure more Australian ski visitors to New Zealand.
A green spine extending from the city to sea is poised to set Christchurch apart as a place that is prepared to explore new ways of living with nature – from adaptive housing to sustainable urban agriculture.
Christchurch’s spectacular summer saw record-breaking tourist numbers inject more than $3.6 million in our region’s economy, with February tourism spend up 20 percent from the previous month.
Booming tourism and the impact of growing poor behaviour are making South Island private landholders reconsider allowing access to track and trail users, according to a new report.
Red Travel may only be in its 4th year of operation but that has not stopped the team from achieving for a 2nd consecutive year running the Tourism New Zealand Qualmark Gold Status.
The money will fund the development of a new building on the existing title, an Air Traffic Control centre which will be leased to Airways for 25 years.
Christchurch Airport has just been named one of the world’s best at the World Airport Awards in Stockholm.
The Christchurch Adventure Park has been recognised as among the most safe and sustainable tourism businesses in the country.
Sudima Hotels and Resorts has appointed Maree Welgus as Hotel Manager for the in-development Sudima Christchurch City.
World Champion shot putter Tom Walsh has an exciting message for Christchurch – premier athletics is returning to our city with the New Zealand Track and Field Championships confirmed for 2019 and 2020.
New Zealand’s first on-road testing of fully autonomous vehicles will change up a gear later this year with the inclusion of the first locally designed and built vehicle.
A self-piloted electric air taxi is being tested in Christchurch and hopes to be the first viable craft of its kind in commercial operation.
Central city businesses have reaped the benefits of thousands of people visiting the annual lantern festival in the heart of Christchurch.
Christchurch has secured the 2020 Learning Environments Australasia conference – the third major event win for city announced in the past month.
Visitors to New Zealand’s ski slopes grew on average 5% over the past four years to reach 1.6 million in 2017, according to the Ski Areas Association of New Zealand (SAANZ).
A jump in Chinese passenger numbers in the six months to December 2017 has helped Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) lift its interim revenue and profit.
Canterbury Museum and its special exhibition Quake City (above) have had another record summer with 276,061 visitors during the last three months.
Two international China experts will speak at this year’s South Island Lantern Business Forum – aiming to help businesses take a strategic view of opportunities presented by the China market.
One local Christchurch hotel owner is counting down the days until the Golden Oldies come to town, confirming record bookings for the month of April.
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The 11th Intecol International Wetlands conference will be held in 2020, and is tipped to attract around 1,000 academics, researchers and experts from around the world.
Forecast Chinese arrivals for the month of February are for up to 6000 visitor arrivals which is a growth of 50% compared to February 2017.
More than 5,000 participants will take part in sports festivals during a month-long celebration of fun, friendship and fraternity.
One of the most respected technical conferences to be held in Australasia is coming to Christchurch.
Statistics reveal the number of passengers through the terminal was the highest number for any month on record.
Christchurch has jumped six spots as a preferred destination for Australian visitors.
Regenerate Christchurch has published all feedback on possible land uses for the 602-hectare Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor regeneration area.
Air New Zealand will fly nearly 6000 extra seats on its seasonal service between Christchurch and Fiji in 2018, an increase of more than 40 percent.
Christchurch Helicopters has won the prestigious Salute to Excellence “Humanitarian Service” Helicopter Association International award for 2018.
The record number of dry days* in a row recorded at Christchurch Airport was 45 days and this was seen during September/October 1954.
Marketer Anne Newman has taken the helm of the Christchurch Adventure Park which re-opened this week after the Port Hills fire saw it closed for 10 months.
Heritage Christchurch has secured two awards in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 which were announced over the weekend at a gala event in Zurich honouring the world’s top luxury properties.
A successful Christchurch economy is critical to Canterbury and national GDP, making government investment to complete the rebuild a must.
The rise of Airbnb’s popularity in Christchurch has seen guest nights in the city bounce back to near pre-earthquake levels.
It might not be surrounded by Queenstown’s remarkable scenery but that hasn’t stopped Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch from winning the Best Course in Oceania at the 2017 World Golf Awards.
New time-lapse footage released today by the NZ Transport Agency shows the dramatic transformation of one of Christchurch’s busiest intersections, the new Memorial Avenue Gateway Bridge.
A new campaign is underway to get more Australians basing themselves in Christchurch for an autumn holiday next year.
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