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Kaikōura businesses take gin experience to the mountains
19 Apr 2022  

Kaikōura businesses take gin experience to the mountains

Two local Kaikōura businesses have teamed up to create a new gin experience in the mountains.


East by West launches electric ferry
17 Dec 2021   /

East by West launches electric ferry

The southern hemisphere’s first fully electric, high speed commuter ferry launches today in Wellington.


GCH Aviation, Skydiving Kiwis partner in jump site expansion
15 May 2020  

GCH Aviation, Skydiving Kiwis partner in jump site expansion

Ashburton-based Skydiving Kiwis is set to expand its operations to two new Canterbury jump sites comprising Sumner Beach and Hanmer Springs.


Work on All Blacks Experience kicks off, new images released
7 Nov 2019   /

Work on All Blacks Experience kicks off, new images released

The opportunity to come face-to-face with the world-renowned All Black haka, test your lineout skills against your favourite player, and hear first-hand from legends of the game will all be part of the new All Blacks Experience.


DQ appoints NZ business development and marketing manager
15 Oct 2019  

DQ appoints NZ business development and marketing manager

Sophie Archibald is the new business development and marketing manager, New Zealand, for Destination Queenstown.


Swapping corporate Auckland for Real Country
11 May 2018  

Swapping corporate Auckland for Real Country

Laura Douglas threw in corporate life in Auckland to start Real Country, a tourism venture based in Kingston on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.


From Glampers to Steampunk – new products on show at TRENZ 2018
9 Apr 2018  

From Glampers to Steampunk – new products on show at TRENZ 2018

A Steampunk museum, an innovative camping option, an adventure business founded to grow the confidence of urbanites in the outdoors, and an all-in-one 3D Trick Art Gallery are among the 49 new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2018.


IDNZ launches Bespoke Journeys
19 Sep 2017  

IDNZ launches Bespoke Journeys

ID New Zealand is thrilled to announce the launch of a dedicated “Bespoke Journeys” team and a new online B2C platform idnzbespokejourneys.com.


New shopping tour to Greytown launches
12 Sep 2017  

New shopping tour to Greytown launches

An exciting new day tour designed to encourage visitors to Greytown from Wellington will be launched this week.


4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail launches
5 Sep 2017   /

4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail launches

The Cromwell-based 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail is a new way to navigate around four of Central Otago’s premium wine tasting rooms capturing some great scenery along the way.


InterCity adds business class to Otago services
26 Jul 2017  

InterCity adds business class to Otago services

A new daily bus service between Dunedin and Queenstown will give travellers a taste of luxury on the road.


Hundertwasser to turn Whangarei from “drive through to must see”
15 Jun 2017  

Hundertwasser to turn Whangarei from “drive through to must see”

The Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery is set to go ahead after exceeding its referendum target thanks to the commitment of $3.5million from the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.


$10m Chondola launches as skiers hit southern slopes
12 Jun 2017  

$10m Chondola launches as skiers hit southern slopes

Cardrona’s $10m McDougall’s Express Chondola made its season debut with the opening of the Cardrona ski field.


Night sky first for NZ heli-travellers
16 May 2017  

Night sky first for NZ heli-travellers

Darkness and poor weather conditions are no longer a barrier to helicopter flights in New Zealand.


Nomad goes 360° as it expands offering
16 May 2017  

Nomad goes 360° as it expands offering

Nomad Safaris, Queenstown’s oldest off-road tour company, has introduced two new activities to its adventure menu for 2017.


Wyndham introduces Ramada Encore brand to NZ
2 May 2017  

Wyndham introduces Ramada Encore brand to NZ

Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the introduction of a new brand – Ramada ENCORE – to New Zealand, reflecting the hospitality giant’s intent to broaden its portfolio in the country.


TRENZ: New products set to wow
20 Apr 2017  

TRENZ: New products set to wow

A world first extreme adventure activity, operators taking visitors off the beaten track and an upscale hotel returning to Christchurch are amongst the new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2017.


Tourism catalyst for $40m Invercargill hotel scheme
20 Apr 2017  

Tourism catalyst for $40m Invercargill hotel scheme

A booming tourism market is the catalyst for a new $40m hotel in Invercargill.


Methven hot pools gets council go ahead
12 Apr 2017  

Methven hot pools gets council go ahead

The long-running proposal to bring hot pools to Methven has received resource consent from council.


Crowne Plaza Christchurch launches event and conference spaces
11 Apr 2017  

Crowne Plaza Christchurch launches event and conference spaces

The new Crowne Plaza Christchurch is setting itself up for business success with the launch of four modern and versatile event and conferencing spaces.


Grant Webster on THL’s electric future
3 Apr 2017  

Grant Webster on THL’s electric future

Tourism Holdings Limited’s chief executive Grant Webster tells the Ticker of the company’s electric motorhome plans and beyond.


Auckland next for HIE following $60m NZ debut in Queenstown
31 Mar 2017  

Auckland next for HIE following $60m NZ debut in Queenstown

Holiday Inn Express is expanding to Auckland following its New Zealand debut with a $60m Queenstown development.


Quietlight launches in Southland
29 Mar 2017  

Quietlight launches in Southland

David Cary received only two weeks ago his Department of Conservation concession to conduct walking tours through some of Southland’s most picturesque landscapes.


First ever Melbourne Cup cruise from NZ
24 Mar 2017   /

First ever Melbourne Cup cruise from NZ

P&O races towards a record 2018 with first ever Melbourne Cup cruise from New Zealand.


Four Points by Sheraton to debut in Auckland
23 Mar 2017  

Four Points by Sheraton to debut in Auckland

The 255-room hotel will be located in the heart of the city at 396 Queen Street, Auckland’s main retail and dining strip.


Singapore launches additional services to Christchurch
23 Mar 2017  

Singapore launches additional services to Christchurch

Singapore Airlines will again provide supplementary services to and from Christchurch for 2017/18 summer.


New generation jet boat launches in Queenstown
28 Feb 2017  

New generation jet boat launches in Queenstown

An innovative new generation of jet boat has launched onto the Queenstown scene, able to carry almost double the number of passengers than an average river jet boat.


Luxury retreat opens in Canterbury high country
23 Feb 2017  

Luxury retreat opens in Canterbury high country

Canterbury, New Zealand has gained a new luxury alpine retreat with the opening of Montrose Estate on the Rakaia river at the foot of the Southern Alps.


Council pumps $1.5m into Hundertwasser art attraction  
22 Feb 2017  

Council pumps $1.5m into Hundertwasser art attraction  

The Northland Regional Council has boosted the hopes of art lovers everywhere after injecting $1.5m into Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre project.


New 5-star hotel to meet growing demand at Auckland Airport
20 Feb 2017  

New 5-star hotel to meet growing demand at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport and Tainui Group Holdings have announced an agreement to develop a new 5-star hotel adjacent to Auckland Airport’s international terminal and the existing 4-star Novotel hotel.


InterCity’s airport buses now offer ‘business class’
20 Feb 2017  

InterCity’s airport buses now offer ‘business class’

Travellers on InterCity’s direct bus service between Hamilton and Auckland Airport can now enjoy a taste of business class on the road.


Innovative star gazing tours launch at Tekapo Springs
17 Feb 2017  

Innovative star gazing tours launch at Tekapo Springs

Star gazing in one of the world’s top ‘clear sky’ locations is being launched by Tekapo Springs in New Zealand’s Mackenzie country.


Mahu Whenua adds luxury lodge-style accommodation
14 Feb 2017  

Mahu Whenua adds luxury lodge-style accommodation

New Zealand’s newest luxury lodge and eco-sanctuary is now even more accessible for visitors to Wanaka and Queenstown.


SkyCity’s NZICC on track but it’s not committing to other expansion plans
10 Feb 2017  

SkyCity’s NZICC on track but it’s not committing to other expansion plans

The $700m New Zealand International Convention Centre and Hobson St hotel projects remain on-budget and on-target despite owners SkyCity remaining uncommitted in other expansion plans.


Golf tourists to tee off at new Cardrona course
1 Feb 2017  

Golf tourists to tee off at new Cardrona course

The southern lakes region is set to increase its golf tourism pull with the addition of a new “Alpine Links” course and four-star hotel in the Cardrona Valley.