SKYCITY Entertainment Group has appointed Hansen Yuncken the main contractor on its A$330m (NZ$360m) Adelaide Casino expansion project.
Dean Minchington is to step down from the helm of ServiceIQ to pursue fresh challenges after five years as chief executive.
Short-term visitor arrivals reached 3.79 million in the year to April, up 5% on the previous period, according to Stats NZ’s latest travel and migration figures.
Just days after opening up its wi-fi service on selected flights, the airline has cut the initial $40 price tag of the connection.
Two Queenstown operators have suspended rafting excursions after the death of a tourist at the Shotover River.
The most engaging, visionary, resourceful and innovative exhibitions, programmes and museum projects were celebrated yesterday evening with a gala at event at Christchurch Art Gallery.
Auckland Airport is developing a new line-up of bars and restaurants at its domestic and international terminals in a move which will lead to hundreds of new jobs over the next 12 months.
Haka Tourism Group is calling for video selfies from prospective employees keen to apply for its $5000 Māori tour manager scholarship.
International spending neared a record $11bn in the year to March thanks to a rise in visitor numbers and increased expenditure by travellers from the US and China.
Tourism minister Kelvin Davis says Tourism New Zealand’s budget was cut because the government has to put more funding into health, education and housing.
The Department of Conservation has been largely painted as a “winner” from yesterday’s budget after receiving the largest jump in funding since 2002.
An increase in income from Wellington Airport has helped majority owner Infratil report EBITDA of $552.4m for the year to March, up 6.3% on the previous period.
Tourism New Zealand has had its funding cut but the country’s cycleways have been given a boost.
Former Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler has been hired to lead My Food Bag as the food delivery service prepares for a public listing.
Jetstar and Massey University have partnered to boost the number of pilots flying on the airlines regional New Zealand service.
TNZ has created what it says is a “world-first hospitality experience” to showcase Kiwi culture at IMEX this week.
The Tourism Export Council of NZ has opened up nominations for its Operator of the Year awards and for its board.
Air New Zealand will use a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200ER to help cover its beleaguered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet.
Experience Co has downgraded its earnings forecast following a wet start to the year that hampered activity at its NZ and Australian operations.
A new airport terminal for Gisborne will help boost passenger numbers and improve the visitor experience to the region, say tourism leaders.
Could it have been, possibly, maybe, just slightly, like, the best TRENZ ever? Wherever it ranks, Dunedin put on a #dunnerstunner week, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.
The airline has launched its wi-fi service to all passengers on select aircraft for a flat rate of $40 per flight and is planning to increase domestic airfares.
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.
A new tourism hub to house the country’s industry associations is being sought after they were told they might not be able to return to their Wellington headquarters for up to a year.
Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development will play a bigger part in the management of its visitor economy as it seeks to ensure industry growth across the region is sustainable.
One of New Zealand’s leading tourism assets received a pre-budget boost in the form of $81.3m of pest control funding.
Māori tourism leader Pania Tyson-Nathan will be among the people whose achievements will be celebrated at investiture ceremonies at Government House in Wellington this week.
Another Auckland walking track has been closed – albeit temporarily – as efforts to prevent the spread of kauri dieback continue.
The Ticker breaks down tourism minister Kelvin Davis’ views on the big issues in the sector.
The tourism minister has committed to implementing a border levy – TIA and TEC chiefs give their views.
TRENZ 2018 came to a rousing end last night as hundreds of delegates helped bring down the house at the Dunedin Town Hall.
SKYCITY Entertainment Group has sold its Federal Street car park in Auckland to ICD Property Investment Limited for $40m.
An early Easter helped lift holiday park guest nights by 25% to 950,000 in March 2018 compared to the same month last year, according to Stats NZ latest commercial accommodation survey.
TNZ’s commitment to include more people and culture has been welcomed but issues around authenticity and balance means the process will need to be carefully managed.
ChristchurchNZ has appointed Loren Heaphy its new general manager of destination and attraction.
Christchurch International Airport is deepening its push into the Chinese visitor market using a travel website linked to e-commerce giant Alibaba.
A predicted 37% increase in international visitors to New Zealand over the next six years has raised concerns that under-pressure infrastructure will be pushed to “breaking point”.
The starting gun has been fired on the competition to be crowned industry’s 2018 supreme tourism operator as entries open for the prestigious New Zealand Tourism Awards.
The New Zealand tourism industry needs to transitions from being focused on creating growth to optimising value from the $36bn sector.
Air New Zealand has underlined its regional strategy of flying bigger aircraft to fewer locations by announcing additional services between Dunedin and Auckland.
Tourism NZ chair Kerry Prendergast is leaving the board after the tourism minister indicated that he wants a new leader at the body.
Tourism New Zealand plans to boost to regional growth by $1bn by 2023.
Global tourism’s carbon footprint is three times larger than previously thought, contributing around 8% of total greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.
New Zealand needs to increase its share of the Australian outbound departures market and make the most of the “big opportunity” presented by our closest neighbours.
Around 1500 industry professionals were welcomed to TRENZ at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr stadium yesterday evening.
Auckland Airport has combined its two $50,000 Tourism Development Grants to create a single $100,000 grant for operators, RTOs and other tourism organisations to apply for.
Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood says New Zealand is in a “tourism supercycle” but the industry must work together to ensure the country benefits.
In March there was Ed, this month there is TRENZ. NZ’s four-day tourism roadshow kicks-off tonight with Dunedin set to welcome more than 1,500 delegates for the annual event.
TRENZ is to return to Rotorua next year, and will be held in Christchurch in 2020.
Whale Watch Kaikōura general manager Kauahi Ngapora has been awarded the Outstanding Māori Business Leader Award at the University of Auckland’s Aotearoa Māori Business Leaders Awards.
22 May 2018 Hobbiton-themed Magic match dress unveiled