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THL spends $10m to take full control of UK jv, clears another Apollo deal hurdle
6 Oct 2022   /

THL spends $10m to take full control of UK jv, clears another Apollo deal hurdle

THL bought a 49% stake in the business in 2015 for £1.74m (NZ$3.96m) when the company had 130 motorhomes.


Long live… royal tourism? Do tourists visit Britain because of the royal family?
9 Sep 2022   /

Long live… royal tourism? Do tourists visit Britain because of the royal family?

The Queen may have passed but royalty’s influence on British tourism remains undimmed, or so a column written in 2017 for The Conversation argues.


Kiwi Link wraps in US, next stop Europe
29 Jul 2022   /

Kiwi Link wraps in US, next stop Europe

Kiwi Link North America 2022 has wrapped up in Los Angeles, marking a successful end to the first Tourism New Zealand trade event in the United States since the pandemic.


Spanish opportunity for employers as working holiday cap jumps to 2k
29 Jun 2022   /

Spanish opportunity for employers as working holiday cap jumps to 2k

The government has expanded its Working Holiday Visa programme with Spain, enabling more young people to come to the country and work for longer.


PM heading to Europe, Aus for tourism, trade
21 Jun 2022   /

PM heading to Europe, Aus for tourism, trade

Jacinda Ardern will leave this weekend to tout tourism and trade as NZ seeks to reconnect with overseas markets.


We’ve taken Covid impacts “off the table” with $83m funding – Serko’s Grafton
18 Feb 2022  

We’ve taken Covid impacts “off the table” with $83m funding – Serko’s Grafton

NZ’s travel recovery may take a little longer than overseas but it can still be quick, says the online travel booking firm’s CEO, Darrin Grafton.


…while TECNZ pushes full tourism recovery back
26 Jan 2022   /

…while TECNZ pushes full tourism recovery back

A full recovery of annual international visitor numbers into New Zealand is now not expected until sometime after May 2025, according to an updated forecast from Tourism Export Council of New Zealand.


Global travel to fall further before recovery begins – UNWTO
20 Jan 2022   /

Global travel to fall further before recovery begins – UNWTO

The slowest region to recover will be Asia Pacific, with around 80% of experts surveyed saying it will not return to pre-Covid levels until at least 2024.


What is tourism doing at COP26?
4 Nov 2021   /

What is tourism doing at COP26?

A declaration to tackle climate action will be signed by global tourism stakeholders in Glasgow as part of COP26.


NZ, UK commit to extending working holiday scheme
21 Oct 2021  

NZ, UK commit to extending working holiday scheme

The New Zealand and UK governments have committed to enhancing their working holiday agreement.


TECNZ pushes out visitor recovery to 2025
26 Jul 2021   /

TECNZ pushes out visitor recovery to 2025

Recovery in the North American and European visitor markets will likely be faster than from Asia, says TECNZ.


TNZ targets trio of traveller types from Europe
1 Sep 2020  

TNZ targets trio of traveller types from Europe

NZ has maintained strong appeal among British and German travellers despite closed borders, says Tourism New Zealand.


‘Business as usual’ for NZ conferences as global industry events cancel
3 Mar 2020   /

‘Business as usual’ for NZ conferences as global industry events cancel

It’s business as usual for New Zealand’s biggest travel and trade industry events, despite the cancellations of several big-name international trade shows over coronavirus fears.


ITB cancelled due to coronavirus fears
2 Mar 2020   /

ITB cancelled due to coronavirus fears

NZ will miss out on an important marketing and networking opportunity after the world’s largest tourism trade fair was cancelled.


Invent, adapt surprise: Advice for NZ from a Swiss tourism boss
4 Mar 2019  

Invent, adapt surprise: Advice for NZ from a Swiss tourism boss

New Zealand’s tourism industry must keep “inventing, adapting and surprising” to manage the challenges present in the $38bn sector according to a Switzerland tourism boss.


TNZ’s Spreitzer to leave GM Americas and Europe role
8 Aug 2018   /

TNZ’s Spreitzer to leave GM Americas and Europe role

Tourism New Zealand’s general manager of Americas and Europe is returning to New Zealand opening up one of the most important roles in the country’s tourism industry.


Skyline accelerates activity to combat Asia copycats
2 Aug 2018  

Skyline accelerates activity to combat Asia copycats

The operator says the popularity of its overseas luge business is attracting ‘generic copy’ challengers.