Businesses need to refocus investment on maintaining yield with fewer staff.
The Queenstown-based group says all of its lead indicators point to a strong summer of trading.
Queenstown Airport recorded 186,403 passenger movements in October 2022, up from 183,048 reported for the same month in pre-Covid 2019.
Cardrona, Central Otago, Queenstown and Wānaka are set to host the Crankworx Summer Series of mountain biking events in 2023.
Freshwater monitoring buoys have been deployed in lakes Wānaka and Whakatipu as part of an effort to improve water quality monitoring.
New Zealand and Australian trade and tourism ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to boosting trans-Tasman cooperation.
The airport has surpassed pre-pandemic levels of activity with September 2022 the breakthrough month.
Lake Whakatipu’s TSS Earnslaw is turning 110-years-old and may soon have a new lease on life through a decarbonisation project.
A new food and wine event is launching next year to celebrate Central Otago winemakers, growers, and chefs.
The operator topped the count in his ward and says he will be ‘the voice of tourism’ on the visitor-dependent district’s council.
Rotorua and Queenstown are among the popular destinations that have new council leaders.
A bumper ski season and the open border helps Queenstown lead occupancy in August.
Average weekly occupancy and ADR have slid from their winter highs at Queenstown but the October school holidays will hopefully give the resort another spring boost.
QAC plans for moderate and sustainable growth, which it says is a shift in its strategy.
Lake Wānaka Tourism has launched a new short film showcasing the region through the lens of creativity, diversity, and inclusivity.
Experiences must be great for visitors and the environment but also create rewarding connections for Kiwis too, says Stephen England-Hall.
International guest nights across NZ increased 135% in July, with southern regions benefitting.
Millbrook Resort is investing $1m into an expansion of its golf driving range to meet increased usage and prepare for the 2023 New Zealand Open.
The operator abandons its proposal for a luxury hotel and new VIP casino on the banks of Lake Whakatipu.
Queenstown Airport Corporation’s profit after tax fell to $1.08m for the year to June 2022, down 34% on the previous fiscal year.
Ziptrek Ecotours says it is honoured to have won the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s award for the New Sustainability Initiative.
ADR jumps as guests fork out to secure scarce rooms in Queenstown and Te Pae helps boost demand in Christchurch.
Strong trans-Tasman demand and the school holidays helped drive July passenger numbers.
The iconic Edgewater resort is losing its GM to the United Kingdom.
Skyline Enterprises has reported a pre-tax profit of $34.98m for the year to March 2022, down 51% from the $68.67m reported last year.
Queenstown Lakes District Council has issued a final call for tourism businesses in the district to apply for up to $60,000 funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.
The airport reported a 15.2% increase for the month of June compared to the same month last year.
While outdoor attractions outside of ski saw demand impacted, indoor activity iFLY Queenstown saw its busiest month on record.
The plan also supports the establishment of a local visitor levy to address infrastructure pressures.
Queenstown Airport has become a Tesla Destination Charging Partner to provide six electric vehicle charging stations for travellers and visitors.
The operator reopens its hostels tomorrow, with strong demand and new patterns of bookings coming through.
NZSki has opened its Coronet Peak ski field near Queenstown with five of its eight lifts operating.
More than 1.5 metres of snow blanketed parts of Queenstown over the weekend, marking an “epic” ski season ahead for the Southern Lakes ski fields, says Destination Queenstown.
RealNZ’s ski experiences are encouraging the industry to take a closer look at how they promote gender inclusion in skiing and sport.
Destination Queenstown board member Glyn Lewers is running for mayor in Queenstown Lakes District Council’s local government elections this year.
SOUTH launches a new ski product designed to attract Australian visitors.
Cardrona and Treble Cone have teamed up with Wānaka Backpackers Bothy to provide mountain staff accommodation for the 2022 winter ski season.
Lake Wānaka Tourism’s chair has been appointed Destination Queenstown’s new boss.
TAIC is calling on the commercial jet boat industry to address the risk of single points of failure, following an accident that injured two people.
Queenstown Airport says Qantas is on track to bring direct flights back to the resort next week.
The Coronet Peak 75th Celebrations, 97th Masport Cup Regatta, Winter Games, and Warbirds over Wanaka are among the 26 recipients of the latest Southern Lakes Regional Event Fund round.
A celebration of the life of Great South chief executive and former Destination Queenstown boss Graham Budd will be held at Lake Hayes Pavilion, 1/ 710 Gibbston Highway, Queenstown, at 1.30pm Saturday 23 April.
Maritime New Zealand is encouraging boaties to be aware of the risks when they are out on the water, and consider courses to manage potentially dangerous situations.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult is calling on the government to give people the “big picture” on its efforts to fill worker shortages in tourism and other sectors.
Queenstown Airport is gearing up for the school holiday period with two busy long weekends expected.
Thousands of visitors from Australia will arrive today, marking the restart of isolation-free trans-Tasman travel.
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak will celebrate its 75th anniversary with events including a night ski party with fireworks, a retro day, ski race, gala dinner and an alumni après ski function.
Alexandria Appelman has been appointed the new hotel manager for Sudima Queenstown Five Mile hotel.
The Whakatipu Music Festival will kick off this Easter weekend at Queenstown, offering a range of performances over four days.
NZSki launches a new marketing campaign that takes a spin on popular reality TV show Shark Tank.