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Face the camera: Air NZ backs biometric boarding passes…
16 Nov 2022   /

Face the camera: Air NZ backs biometric boarding passes…

The future of boarding passes could soon be written on passengers’ faces as Air New Zealand looks to digitise the process through biometric facial recognition technology.


Air Canada restarts Vancouver service – AIAL’s Tasker
14 Nov 2022   /

Air Canada restarts Vancouver service – AIAL’s Tasker

“Canadians have been a growing market for inbound travel,” said Tasker.


Air NZ faces Pacific shortfall as international capacity nears 80% of pre-Covid
11 Nov 2022   /

Air NZ faces Pacific shortfall as international capacity nears 80% of pre-Covid

The airline also says its New York service has been a “fantastic success” and could generate more than $65m in tourism activity in NZ.


Air NZ restarts Chicago to fully restore  international ports
1 Nov 2022  

Air NZ restarts Chicago to fully restore international ports

Air New Zealand will have restored connections to all of its international ports once its Chicago non-stop service returns to action this week.


Robertson to tout NZ tourism, business in New York
10 Oct 2022   /

Robertson to tout NZ tourism, business in New York

Air New Zealand is flying Finance Minister Grant Robertson to New York this evening as part of a business delegation to the United States.


US connectivity ramps up as airlines return to NZ
28 Sep 2022   /

US connectivity ramps up as airlines return to NZ

With demand from the US strong, major carriers are relaunching services to NZ.


NY link brings NZ within ‘easy reach’ of US East Coast – Foran
19 Sep 2022  

NY link brings NZ within ‘easy reach’ of US East Coast – Foran

Air NZ’s much-anticipated line into the lucrative US eastern seaboard is now open for business.


TNZ, Air NZ launch joint North America campaign
13 Sep 2022   /

TNZ, Air NZ launch joint North America campaign

Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand are launching a joint campaign in the US and Canada today to lure North American travellers to Aotearoa. 


Qantas adds Auckland to 2023 New York service
26 Aug 2022   /

Qantas adds Auckland to 2023 New York service

An Auckland connection between Qantas’ upcoming Sydney to New York service will begin in June 2023, including flights and an upgrade of the airline’s international lounge at Auckland Airport.


Air NZ shakes dust off desert-grounded aircraft
10 Aug 2022   /

Air NZ shakes dust off desert-grounded aircraft

Air New Zealand is shaking the dust off one of its Boeing 777-300 aircraft for flight once again after two years of being stored in the Mojave Desert in the United States.


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.


South Island tourism product showcased at Kiwi Link
27 Jul 2022  

South Island tourism product showcased at Kiwi Link

The New Zealand Travel Collective is showcasing a range of South Island tourism products at the Kiwi Link trade show in Los Angeles this week.


Air NZ to boost LA, Seoul capacity…
8 Jul 2022  

Air NZ to boost LA, Seoul capacity…

Air New Zealand is ramping up capacity and adding 21,200 seats on its Los Angeles and Seoul flights later this year to meet growing demand for travel.


American Airlines to restart Auckland-Dallas in October
27 May 2022   /

American Airlines to restart Auckland-Dallas in October

American Airlines will resume its daily non-stop Auckland – Dallas Fort services Worth between October and March.


PM leads tourism, trade delegation to US
24 May 2022   /

PM leads tourism, trade delegation to US

Jacinda Ardern will meet travel media and appear on The Late Show in New York to help drum up visitation from the US.


Magic Memories created at US zoo
12 May 2022   /

Magic Memories created at US zoo

Magic Memories has partnered with US-based Zoo Atlanta to add interactive digital content experiences that engage visitors with the zoo’s wildlife and core mission messages.


“There’s a spring in our step” – NZFT’s David Kettle on bookings rebound
4 May 2022  

“There’s a spring in our step” – NZFT’s David Kettle on bookings rebound

Bookings for 2022-23 are coming in quicker than expected, particularly from the US, says the inbounder.


Airlines begin reconnecting NZ with the world
31 Mar 2022   /

Airlines begin reconnecting NZ with the world

Services between NZ and key markets such as Australia, North America and Asia are ramping up again as airlines restore connections.


Air NZ to launch New York flights in September
23 Mar 2022  

Air NZ to launch New York flights in September

Air New Zealand will make its maiden flight to New York on Saturday 17 September, departing at 7:40pm.


TNZ targets US in first overseas trade trip since pandemic
23 Feb 2022   /

TNZ targets US in first overseas trade trip since pandemic

Tourism New Zealand is recruiting a minimum of 40 operators to go to the US in July to help reignite the international travel trade.


…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.


Active Adventures enters US with Montana acquisition
25 Aug 2021   /

Active Adventures enters US with Montana acquisition

The deal gives Active access to a booming US domestic market as well as expanding its offering to 100+ different trips.


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 to close some overseas offices, refocus on regional hubs
8 Jul 2021  

TNZ to close some overseas offices, refocus on regional hubs

The agency is reducing its presence in South America and Asia, says CEO René de Monchy.


Post-Covid travel boom predictions prompt investment spree
12 Feb 2021   /

Post-Covid travel boom predictions prompt investment spree

Overseas investors betting on a post-Covid travel boom are pumping multi-million dollar investments into tourism.


Covid blow to growing US-NZ connectivity – Tourism NZ
31 Aug 2020  

Covid blow to growing US-NZ connectivity – Tourism NZ

The sudden halt to new airline routes between the US and NZ has hit travel sellers.


What NZ can learn from New York’s tourism recovery manifesto
10 Jul 2020  

What NZ can learn from New York’s tourism recovery manifesto

The city is trying to recover from being one of the hardest-hit destinations in the world.


American Airlines eyes NZ return
6 Apr 2020  

American Airlines eyes NZ return

The carrier says it plans to resume its Auckland – Los Angeles service in October.


Tourism NZ’s Reid: International cut through getting harder
6 Dec 2019  

Tourism NZ’s Reid: International cut through getting harder

In her first address to industry as TNZ’s marketing director, Brodie Reid says competition for travellers is getting fiercer.


Colbert’s NZ coverage drives spike in Google searches – TNZ
4 Dec 2019   /

Colbert’s NZ coverage drives spike in Google searches – TNZ

US comedian Stephen Colbert’s week-long coverage of his trip to New Zealand drove a spike in Google searches, says Tourism New Zealand.


Tourism NZ’s Kiwi Link to return to US
22 Nov 2019   /

Tourism NZ’s Kiwi Link to return to US

After more than a decade’s absence, the agency is taking its trade event back to LA as air connectivity with the United States takes off.


Watch: NZ on show to 3.5 million nightly US viewers
20 Nov 2019  

Watch: NZ on show to 3.5 million nightly US viewers

Tourism NZ invested $105k in hosting comedian Stephen Colbert and expects more than $5m in EAV.


Tourism NZ launches North America trade campaign
19 Aug 2019  

Tourism NZ launches North America trade campaign

Tourism NZ has launched a trade campaign for North American travel advisors.


THL: US performance “unacceptable”
28 May 2019   /

THL: US performance “unacceptable”

Fleet, people, and property reductions are planned to turn around falling US sales.


NZ – Canada tourism to be discussed on MPs’ trip
30 Apr 2019  

NZ – Canada tourism to be discussed on MPs’ trip

Tourism is one of the issues being discussed on a trip by MPs to Canada this week.


Air NZ primes Chicago for Nov 30 direct service
12 Sep 2018  

Air NZ primes Chicago for Nov 30 direct service

Air New Zealand is planning an immersive augmented reality event in central Chicago as it prepares to launch is direct service to the city on November 30.


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.


New Air NZ Chicago route to unlock North-Eastern US market
28 Mar 2018  

New Air NZ Chicago route to unlock North-Eastern US market

The introduction of a new non-stop service between Auckland and Chicago makes New Zealand “more accessible than ever” to the growing US visitor market.


NZ showcased at Santa Monica as part of Tuku Iho | Living Legacy
1 Nov 2017  

NZ showcased at Santa Monica as part of Tuku Iho | Living Legacy

It’s been the scene of Hollywood movies, now Māori culture has taken over the Santa Monica Pier with a breathtaking kapa haka performance.


Mighway RVs offered to California fire victims
26 Oct 2017  

Mighway RVs offered to California fire victims

Mighway is working with its owner community to provide temporary discounted emergency accommodation for those displaced by fire in Northern California.


US image testing reveals off-peak opportunities
18 Oct 2017  

US image testing reveals off-peak opportunities

Image testing of New Zealand attractions in North America has revealed off-peak opportunities, says Tourism New Zealand.


Air New Zealand boosts Houston services
12 Oct 2017  

Air New Zealand boosts Houston services

Air New Zealand will fly daily to Houston for most of next winter as demand for travel between New Zealand and Texas continues to soar.


UAL to resume Auckland-San Francisco non-stop service
5 Sep 2017  

UAL to resume Auckland-San Francisco non-stop service

United Airlines to resume Auckland-San Francisco non-stop service with Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft.