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21 May 2018  

Air NZ slashes price of new wi-fi service

Just days after opening up its wi-fi service on selected flights, the airline has cut the initial $40 price tag of the connection.


New interactive map offers insights into regional spending
21 May 2018  

New interactive map offers insights into regional spending

Stats NZ has launched an interactive map that allows users to explore patterns of retail spending around the country.


TNZ’s ‘kōrero over kai’ IMEX experience
17 May 2018  

TNZ’s ‘kōrero over kai’ IMEX experience

TNZ has created what it says is a “world-first hospitality experience” to showcase Kiwi culture at IMEX this week.


Air NZ rolls out $40 wi-fi, plans to increase domestic airfares
15 May 2018  

Air NZ rolls out $40 wi-fi, plans to increase domestic airfares

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.


Christchurch Airport, ATEED partner for China push
15 May 2018  

Christchurch Airport, ATEED partner for China push

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.


Christchurch gets Fliggy with forecast $3.1bn China market
10 May 2018   /

Christchurch gets Fliggy with forecast $3.1bn China market

Christchurch International Airport is deepening its push into the Chinese visitor market using a travel website linked to e-commerce giant Alibaba.


MYOB: Tourism is now a tech business
10 May 2018  

MYOB: Tourism is now a tech business

As New Zealand’s largest tourism industry conference takes place in Dunedin this week, new analysis by business software provider MYOB points to the increasing importance of technology for the country’s largest foreign exchange earner.


Tourwriter appoints sales executive as expansion continues
12 Apr 2018  

Tourwriter appoints sales executive as expansion continues

Tourwriter has appointed Yohan Huria its Australasian Sales Executive.


Aviation NZ: greater drone operator responsibility required
12 Apr 2018  

Aviation NZ: greater drone operator responsibility required

Operators must show greater responsibility in using their drones, says the NZ drone industry.


NZ-made driverless vehicle joins airport trial
15 Mar 2018   /

NZ-made driverless vehicle joins airport trial

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.


Magical makeover for Gisborne parks
14 Mar 2018   /

Magical makeover for Gisborne parks

Local parks are in for a magical makeover thanks to a virtual reality app launched in collaboration with national Parks Week.


Self-piloted electric air taxi ‘Cora’ revealed in Canterbury
13 Mar 2018  

Self-piloted electric air taxi ‘Cora’ revealed in Canterbury

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.


MPI trials seeing, hearing, learning AI border officer
15 Feb 2018  

MPI trials seeing, hearing, learning AI border officer

A new digital biosecurity officer that can see, hear, answer questions and give directions is greeting international visitors at Auckland Airport. 


SKYCITY launches state-of-the-art esports studio
9 Feb 2018  

SKYCITY launches state-of-the-art esports studio

Australasia’s first direct-to-television esports studio will open this week in the iconic Sky Tower.


Digital hotel opens for business
8 Feb 2018  

Digital hotel opens for business

The evening of Thursday 8 February will see Dunedin’s heritage listed Penthouse on Stafford street, staging the launch of the world’s first completely digital hotel.


Auckland Airport takes to the streets to combat congestion
2 Feb 2018  

Auckland Airport takes to the streets to combat congestion

The airport is taking the increased passenger flow and logistics issues seriously, using a unique combination of traffic and passenger flow measurement technology.


Airport secures first North Island Alipay merchant
22 Dec 2017  

Airport secures first North Island Alipay merchant

A Christchurch Airport project helping New Zealand businesses sign up to Alipay, the world’s largest online payment system, has its first North Island merchant.


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei launches augmented reality tour
20 Dec 2017   /

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei launches augmented reality tour

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei has launched an augmented reality walking tour of Takaparawhau, Bastion Point.


Lake Wanaka Tourism launches tracks app
20 Dec 2017  

Lake Wanaka Tourism launches tracks app

Lake Wanaka Tourism has launched a Wanaka Tracks app in time for the busy summer season ahead.


e-Gates open to more nationalities this summer
18 Dec 2017  

e-Gates open to more nationalities this summer

Travellers from France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands now have the green light to use the Customs eGates (formerly known as SmartGate) from today.


South Island operators line up for Alipay
30 Nov 2017  

South Island operators line up for Alipay

More than 100 South Island tourism operators and retailers have signed up to the Chinese smartphone payment system Alipay with thousands more expressing interest in the platform.  


Air NZ starts exploring blockchain applications
24 Nov 2017   /

Air NZ starts exploring blockchain applications

Air New Zealand has partnered with Swiss travel start-up Winding Tree to explore applications based on blockchain technology.


Qrious kills tourism data portals, reduces location-led insight for regions
22 Nov 2017  

Qrious kills tourism data portals, reduces location-led insight for regions

Big data start-up Qrious is ending its location-led tourism insight web portals saying it is uneconomic to continue with the award-winning service.


Wherewolf named Deloitte’s “One To Watch”
15 Nov 2017  

Wherewolf named Deloitte’s “One To Watch”

Wherewolf – the app for adventure tourism operators, has been named the ‘Rising Star – One To Watch’ at Deloitte New Zealand’s Fast 50 national awards in Auckland last week.


Air New Zealand first airline to join global EV movement
13 Nov 2017  

Air New Zealand first airline to join global EV movement

Reinforcing its leadership position in the shift to electric vehicles, Air New Zealand has been announced as the first airline to join The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative.


New tracking technology for Air NZ cargo
9 Nov 2017  

New tracking technology for Air NZ cargo

Air New Zealand is rolling out new tracking technology which will allow the airline to more easily track and analyse the movements of cargo shipments and its cargo equipment worldwide.


Kākā adventure app launches in Wellington
8 Nov 2017  

Kākā adventure app launches in Wellington

Young Wellingtonians will be treated to an immersive adventure in Central Park this November, blending the virtual with the real world to help rescue NZ’s wildlife from predators.


Europcar NZ tests 100% electric vehicle fleet
1 Nov 2017  

Europcar NZ tests 100% electric vehicle fleet

From October, Europcar NZ’s 100% electric vehicle fleet is available for rent to the public in Auckland and Christchurch.


TNZ’s winning website collects another award
31 Oct 2017  

TNZ’s winning website collects another award

Tourism New Zealand’s consumer website newzealand.com has been voted the best destination website in the Asia Pacific region.


GeoZone, Air NZ win innovation awards
20 Oct 2017   / /

GeoZone, Air NZ win innovation awards

Christchurch-based tourism technology company GeoZone and Air New Zealand both picked up gongs at last night’s New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017 in Auckland.


Queenstown Airport launches Chinese language website
17 Oct 2017  

Queenstown Airport launches Chinese language website

Queenstown Airport has launched a microsite designed to assist Chinese-speaking visitors to more easily access important travel information online.


Air New Zealand’s AI chatbot Oscar says g’day to Australia
16 Oct 2017  

Air New Zealand’s AI chatbot Oscar says g’day to Australia

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.


Wherewolf sets course for US after raising $550K
11 Oct 2017  

Wherewolf sets course for US after raising $550K

Adventure tourism software developer Wherewolf is gearing up for a push into the US after securing $550,000 of angel investment.


Waitangi to be digitally mapped and preserved
4 Oct 2017  

Waitangi to be digitally mapped and preserved

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is to join an illustrious list of world heritage sites such as Pompeii and Easter Island to be digitally preserved.


Wellington installs world’s first VR service experience
25 Sep 2017  

Wellington installs world’s first VR service experience

Wellington Airport has installed a new virtual reality experience that allows people to take an interactive trip across the world from the capital.


YHA NZ partners with Tomahawk to launch new digital strategy
12 Sep 2017  

YHA NZ partners with Tomahawk to launch new digital strategy

Tomahawk proudly announces that YHA New Zealand, the largest hostel network in New Zealand, has confirmed Tomahawk as their new digital marketing agency partner.


Tourism tech companies vie for NZ innovation award
6 Sep 2017   / / / / /

Tourism tech companies vie for NZ innovation award

Tourism technology companies are leading the charge for the sector at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards.


HAPNZ: Social, digital channels crucial in inspiring visitors
5 Sep 2017  

HAPNZ: Social, digital channels crucial in inspiring visitors

The crucial role played by social media and digital marketing to encourage visitors to your holiday park has been underlined by new Australian research.


TIA partners with local WeChat service provider PayPlus
21 Aug 2017  

TIA partners with local WeChat service provider PayPlus

A new marketing partnership between Tourism Industry Aotearoa and PayPlus NZ will give New Zealand tourism operators direct access to the huge Chinese visitor market through WeChat


Electrifying Eastland’s Pacific Coast Highway
16 Aug 2017  

Electrifying Eastland’s Pacific Coast Highway

Tairāwhiti is driving towards a cleaner, greener future with the government’s announcement that it will co-fund a fast charging electric vehicle network across the region.


Auckland Airport partners with AOE
15 Aug 2017  

Auckland Airport partners with AOE

Auckland Airport has announced a new partnership with AOE, a leading global technology service provider, to create a ‘multi-retailer mall’.


15 EV projects receive funding and next funding round opens
15 Aug 2017  

15 EV projects receive funding and next funding round opens

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins has announced funding for 15 projects to increase charging facilities for electric vehicles and switch more trucks, buses and vans to electric power.


Qrious’ Voyager wins IDC Smart City award
14 Aug 2017  

Qrious’ Voyager wins IDC Smart City award

Qrious’ Voyager, the Interactive Tourism Intuitive Web Portal, has won IDC’s Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2017 under the category of Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces.


Qrious unveils LoQal Destinations
1 Aug 2017  

Qrious unveils LoQal Destinations

Qrious unveils LoQal Destinations, a pioneering big data insights-as-a-service software product for the NZ tourism industry


NZ to stage international tech conference
27 Jul 2017  

NZ to stage international tech conference

Living up to New Zealand’s reputation as a standout digital nation, the tech sector and the government will stage a major international tech summit in Auckland next year.


Serko turns around loss after big bump in revenue
19 Jul 2017  

Serko turns around loss after big bump in revenue

Online travel booking software firm Serko said it expects its first half full year 2018  earnings to be positive at approximately $1m, up from a $1.75m loss the same period the previous period.


Serko and Air NZ partner to power business travel
14 Jul 2017  

Serko and Air NZ partner to power business travel

Serko, a leader in integrated travel and expense management applications, announced today that it has partnered with Air New Zealand to provide Air New Zealand’s rich content and services to both Serko and Air New Zealand business customers.


FOCUS on Data: A Qrious future
12 Jul 2017   /

FOCUS on Data: A Qrious future

Big data platform Qrious is aiming to become the leading provider of location-led insights for New Zealand’s tourism industry.


Air NZ introduces smart passport service
9 Jul 2017  

Air NZ introduces smart passport service

Turning up to the airport with an expired passport will be a thing of the past for Air New Zealand customers, with the airline’s mobile app now able to scan and save passport information and send a timely reminder when it’s time to renew.


CamperMate launches SH1 alerts
30 Jun 2017  

CamperMate launches SH1 alerts

CamperMate is coming to the rescue of tourists venturing south from Blenheim only to be blocked by the earthquake-struck section of State Highway One.


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