Queenstown hotels have been particularly battered in the last 12 months.
People may think we’re “making a killing” from MIQ but we’re cut off from our iso-hotels, says the hotelier.
A ceremonial entranceway called Te Aika is set to be installed for Ōtautahi Christchurch’s new Te Pae convention centre.
Registrations for next month’s TRENZ close today.
The Department of Conservation has temporarily closed the campsite at Awaroa/Godley Head near Lyttelton after dangerous levels of asbestos was found nearby.
CAP says it is taking legal advice after the High Court found the operator’s chairlift spread the 2017 Port Hills fires.
A new sign installed at Tapataia Mahaka Peters Lookout on Highway 80 to Aoraki Mt Cook tells the stories of manawhenua in Te Manahuna Mackenzie Basin.
ChristchurchNZ GM of destination and attraction Loren Heaphy says more than 50 events are on the books for Christchurch over the next two years.
The SOE is forecasting a significant fall in annual tourist passenger numbers for FY21.
Seventeen hand-reared whio, or blue duck, are to be released in the Edwards and Mingha Valley in Arthurs Pass National Park.
NZ’s largest annual tourism trade expo will focus on three themes: ‘Revive, Reconnect, Revitalise’.
Canterbury Museum has put out a call for residents to have their say on the attraction’s redevelopment plans.
The Van Gogh Alive immersive exhibition has extended its shows in Christchurch and will be opening ahead of time in Auckland to serve demand.
One of the country’s most acquisitive hotel investors will bring the Canterbury resort into its luxury portfolio.
Hotel Grand Central is marketing its Grand Central Building at 161 Cashel Street, Christchurch.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is launching a ‘Taste of Te Pae’ pop-up activation event ahead of the venue’s launch later this year.
Ōtautahi Pride Festival will go ahead with some events cancelled or postponed due to current Covid alert levels.
Covid-19 has likely delayed the project by up to five years, says CIAL’s CEO Malcolm Johns.
Timaru’s Aigantighe Art Gallery is exhibiting its most popular works from its permanent collection of 1,800 pieces.
Hassle-free Tours built back better and bigger after the quakes but Covid is a different challenge.
“As a tourism operator, we had no city,” recalls Christchurch Attractions’ Michael Esposito.
Around 40 border workers at Christchurch Airport have received their first dose of the Covid-19 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine – the first to do so in the South Island.
It’s been a long road to recovery but momentum is building in this brand new city, writes Loren Heaphy.
CEO Malcolm Johns says the airport operator went on a drive to diversify and outsource to help it cope with crises.
Customer patterns changed permanently for the operator following the 2011 quakes.
The biennial Box 112 Canterbury Heritage Awards is now open for entries.
Auckland Airport falls into the red but Queenstown and Christchurch manage to stay in the black – but only just.
The conference would attract up to 200 computer science, psychology, robotics and design academics worldwide.
Entry into Quake City at the Canterbury Museum will be free for Cantabrians to mark the 10-year anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
Hotel Grand Chancellor’s lean operations have kept the group in the black during the pandemic, says the company’s New Zealand manager, Frank Delli Cicchi.
The extension has been made possible by the support of domestic visitors.
The 400-square metre corner site at 252 Barbadoes Street has a building consent which allows for the construction of a 36-room hotel over four levels.
People in Ōtautahi Christchurch and Waitaha Canterbury are ready to do away with response and recovery, says ChristchurchNZ’s Loren Heaphy.
The Pandey family’s hotel group announces its second acquisition in two weeks as it continues to roll out its $100m Fable expansion.
Located in the Hanmer Forest Park, the new trails added to an existing network and included the 4km Tombstone trail, an advanced single-track that provided 185m of climbing followed by a 240m descent.
Christchurch Airport says it will see a boost in cargo flights this summer following more Government support for the International Air Freight Capacity (IAFC) scheme.
It is New Zealand’s first purpose-built cruise ship facility.
Construction of Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is on track to be completed mid-2021, with the first events likely to be held in the second half of the year.
Canterbury Museum will host the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
New tourism development manager Lydia Stoddart said there was a lot of product in the region that people did not know about.
A lack of input into how a district was being marketed has prompted the creation of a new association.
Lyttelton Port’s $67m purpose-built cruise ship berth will officially be opened in about two weeks but port executives are looking at alternative uses until cruising resumes.
DOC is urging beach goers to drive carefully on the foreshore after a critically injured kekeno/seal pup had to be euthanised on a Christchurch beach.
Trans-Tasman travel will bring enough business to keep the sector happy for a couple of years, says the airport operator.
Operators are planning for a domestic-only 2021 and are growing warier of the effects of global warming.
The proposed Cathedral Quarter will be “a point of pride” for Christchurch and a revitalised NZ attraction.
Christchurch Tramway is celebrating 25 years in operation.
The biggest stimulus for the city’s visitor economy will come from major and business events, says ChristchurchNZ.
Cosa Hotel in central Christchurch has officially opened after a marathon build for its owners.
The Hurunui District Council will receive $185,705 from the Government’s Responsible Camping Fund to support the region’s camping needs.