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“We’re gutted” – operators’ hopes for Aus winter boost dashed
23 Jul 2021   /

“We’re gutted” – operators’ hopes for Aus winter boost dashed

From high hopes to cruel reality, operators are forced to adjust again to life under Covid.


Weekly hotel results: Relief for Queenstown with NZ school holidays
23 Jul 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Relief for Queenstown with NZ school holidays

Occupancy at Queenstown hotels jumped nearly 20% in the week ending Saturday July 17, with average weekly occupancy at 63.3%, according to figures from STR.


Queenstown gets new, safe lake lookout
22 Jul 2021  

Queenstown gets new, safe lake lookout

New area better sign-posted, with multiple parking spots for cars, coaches and campers.


Queenstown Airport appoints former Air NZ GM as CEO
21 Jul 2021   /

Queenstown Airport appoints former Air NZ GM as CEO

The former CEO of Metlifecare and Housing NZ, Glen Sowry, returns to the aviation sector.


Ministers roll into Queenstown bearing visa changes, TIFs
16 Jul 2021   /

Ministers roll into Queenstown bearing visa changes, TIFs

Like late night buses, you wait and wait and then get two at once.


Partnership aims to plug Queenstown on TV
16 Jul 2021  

Partnership aims to plug Queenstown on TV

QLDC aims to provide more employment opportunities for locals.


Occupancy, RevPAR rise on positives – Colliers
15 Jul 2021   /

Occupancy, RevPAR rise on positives – Colliers

Queenstown is the only centre lagging on most hotel indicators.


Operator “stumbles” across better business model in Covid pivot
14 Jul 2021   /

Operator “stumbles” across better business model in Covid pivot

The firm has now closed for winter, but has strong bookings for September re-opening.


Ex-Wayfare exec to lead hospo/tourism tech cluster development
14 Jul 2021   /

Ex-Wayfare exec to lead hospo/tourism tech cluster development

QLDC-led project aims to help hospitality and tourism businesses collaborate on technology.


Queenstown Airport passenger numbers up 220% on year in June
14 Jul 2021  

Queenstown Airport passenger numbers up 220% on year in June

Around 90% of traffic attributed to domestic travellers for month.


Milford Sound masterplan to be unveiled 28 July
14 Jul 2021   /

Milford Sound masterplan to be unveiled 28 July

The Milford Opportunities masterplan project is set to be launched publicly at the Te Anau Club on Wednesday 28 July at 11am.


Entries open for Queenstown business awards
13 Jul 2021  

Entries open for Queenstown business awards

Entries close on 23 September.


Slow start to NZ school holidays for operators
12 Jul 2021  

Slow start to NZ school holidays for operators

The Covid disrupted Australian school holidays provided little boost, say southern operators.


TAIC launches balloon inquiry, operator “deeply upset” at incident
12 Jul 2021  

TAIC launches balloon inquiry, operator “deeply upset” at incident

TAIC says it is seeking video or photos of the landing to help its investigation.


11 injured, 2 seriously in hot air balloon incident
9 Jul 2021  

11 injured, 2 seriously in hot air balloon incident

A hot air balloon carrying 11 people has crashed near Arrowtown, leaving two people seriously injured.


Weekly hotel results: Queenstown misses Aussie bump
9 Jul 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Queenstown misses Aussie bump

Occupancy at Queenstown hotels dropped almost eight percentage points to 46% for the week to 3 July, according to STR.


Queenstown launches economic diversification campaign
6 Jul 2021   /

Queenstown launches economic diversification campaign

Queenstown Lakes has launched a campaign to attract business leaders, employers, and talent to the district to help diversify its economy from tourism.


Making Māori central to tourism experience NZ’s advantage
6 Jul 2021   /

Making Māori central to tourism experience NZ’s advantage

Tourism organisations and RTOs are urged to put the Māori at the centre of the visitor experience.


“Massive” north v south divide as tourism struggles – ASB
5 Jul 2021   /

“Massive” north v south divide as tourism struggles – ASB

The divide between the north and south has widened due in part to the latter’s reliance on tourism, says the bank.


Better demand on horizon for Altitude Tours, Black ZQN – Hobbs
29 Jun 2021   /

Better demand on horizon for Altitude Tours, Black ZQN – Hobbs

The possibility of profit beckons after a long drought and tough restructuring for Queenstown operator.


PM scotches support for ski areas hit by burst bubble
28 Jun 2021   /

PM scotches support for ski areas hit by burst bubble

There is no support connected to changes in the trans-Tasman travel arrangement, says Jacinda Ardern.


Queenstown Lakes launches regenerative tourism initiative
28 Jun 2021  

Queenstown Lakes launches regenerative tourism initiative

Destination Queenstown and Lake Wānaka Tourism, and Queenstown Lakes District Council have formed a partnership to design a regenerative tourism strategy for the region.


Wayfare chair, Queenstown mayor Boult recognised
28 Jun 2021  

Wayfare chair, Queenstown mayor Boult recognised

Rotary Club and Child Cancer Foundation honours for Boult.


Higher property values see Skyline profit jump
24 Jun 2021  

Higher property values see Skyline profit jump

Skyline Enterprises will not pay a dividend for FY21 as uncertainty around return of international visitors remains.


Queenstown Airport to re-open international lounge
24 Jun 2021  

Queenstown Airport to re-open international lounge

Re-opening seen as sign of regional recovery, says airport.


Former pilot convicted for flying tourists in damaged aircraft
22 Jun 2021   /

Former pilot convicted for flying tourists in damaged aircraft

The charge relates to a January 2010 flight involving passengers from Milford Sound.


New Queenstown accom popular with Aussies, as Aucklanders wait for snow
22 Jun 2021  

New Queenstown accom popular with Aussies, as Aucklanders wait for snow

Reservations have been running hot from across the Tasman after bookings opened two weeks ago.


Booking.com partners with Winter Pride
17 Jun 2021   /

Booking.com partners with Winter Pride

LGBTTQ+ festival to run from 27 August to 5 September.


International lineup for Ohakune/Queenstown Mardi Gras
16 Jun 2021  

International lineup for Ohakune/Queenstown Mardi Gras

International acts to be part of lineup over two weekends in two ski towns.


DQ looks beyond snow lovers, targets Aus business events
15 Jun 2021   /

DQ looks beyond snow lovers, targets Aus business events

A post-lockdown domestic events strategy played a key role in driving demand within New Zealand but Australia is now the “next big frontier”.


NZONE: “Full confidence” in safety procedures following fatality report
11 Jun 2021   /

NZONE: “Full confidence” in safety procedures following fatality report

The TAIC releases its report into the fatal skydive accident that killed American tourist Tyler Nii.


Weekly hotel results: Queenstown trends up, capital drops down
11 Jun 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Queenstown trends up, capital drops down

Occupancy at Queenstown hotels improved slightly in the week ending Saturday 5 June, with average weekly occupancy at 45.1%, according to STR.


Minister Watch: Queenstown, TFT, TIA feature prominently in first six months
9 Jun 2021  

Minister Watch: Queenstown, TFT, TIA feature prominently in first six months

Key meetings attended by tourism minister Stuart Nash since taking up the portfolio in November 2020 include those with various taskforce bodies, local councils and industry representatives.


Inaugural IBIS conference kicks off in Queenstown
2 Jun 2021  

Inaugural IBIS conference kicks off in Queenstown

The inaugural IBIS Customer Conference 2021 opens this evening with a welcome function in Queenstown, focusing on a theme of ‘Rebuilding Together’.


Operators welcome boost from Ardern, ScoMo visit
1 Jun 2021   /

Operators welcome boost from Ardern, ScoMo visit

“It’s good to get more eyes on this place,” says Ziptrek’s executive director, Trent Yeo.


Welcomings, re-affirmations but anything for tourism from talks?
1 Jun 2021   /

Welcomings, re-affirmations but anything for tourism from talks?

There appeared to be just one commitment which could have a direct impact on tourism.


Glenorchy hotel to get new life
28 May 2021  

Glenorchy hotel to get new life

Australian developer Douglas Rickard-Bell has received a green light from independent commissioners to build a replica Mount Earnslaw Hotel in Glenorchy on its original site.


Resort galleries launch weekly event
28 May 2021   /

Resort galleries launch weekly event

Seven Queenstown art galleries will come alive for a late-night special every Thursday as part of a new weekly initiative to kickstart the town’s art sector.


Southern Discoveries doubles domestics, predicts long recovery
25 May 2021   /

Southern Discoveries doubles domestics, predicts long recovery

“We don’t see a bounce-back in 2022,” says the operator’s CEO, Tim Hunter.


West buys Ngāi Tahu’s mothballed Franz Josef helicopter operations
24 May 2021  

West buys Ngāi Tahu’s mothballed Franz Josef helicopter operations

Pat West likes Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters so much he’s purchased it a few times over the years.


Queenstown bike trails close for winter
21 May 2021  

Queenstown bike trails close for winter

Bike trail charity asks riders to avoid Hot Rod and Rude Rock to minimize winter damage.


Queenstown winter festival tickets on sale
21 May 2021  

Queenstown winter festival tickets on sale

Industry panel to discuss making tourism more inclusive to Kiwis.


Tourism doesn’t need employment barriers – Quickfall
19 May 2021  

Tourism doesn’t need employment barriers – Quickfall

The notable operator says he is ramping up staffing but the govt’s stance on migrant workers won’t help.


ScoMo, Ardern visit “great opportunity” for Queenstown – DQ
18 May 2021   /

ScoMo, Ardern visit “great opportunity” for Queenstown – DQ

Both PMs are expected to meet tourism leaders at the hard hit destination.


Struggling Queenstown gets “big hug”
17 May 2021  

Struggling Queenstown gets “big hug”

Local iwi charitable trust Mana Tahuna hosted a ‘kia tau’ ceremony as a “big hug” for the Queenstown community on Sunday 16 May.


Kiwi Birdlife to host predator control seminar
14 May 2021  

Kiwi Birdlife to host predator control seminar

Kiwi Birdlife Park in partnership with the Whakatipu Wildlife Trust is hosting a predator control seminar on Tuesday 18 May.


Nash nixes bed taxes, puts IVL under scrutiny
13 May 2021  

Nash nixes bed taxes, puts IVL under scrutiny

The tourism minister also wants to see an expansion of differential pricing across the sector for international visitors.


LUMA festival goes ticketed with $5 charge
13 May 2021  

LUMA festival goes ticketed with $5 charge

Queenstown’s annual light festival LUMA will be ticketed for the first time this year and will cost $5.


TSS Earnslaw takes a break
13 May 2021  

TSS Earnslaw takes a break

The TSS Earnslaw steamship will be inactive until June 26, as it gets its annual servicing.


DQ’s ‘Home of Winter Adventure’ preps for Aus launch
11 May 2021   /

DQ’s ‘Home of Winter Adventure’ preps for Aus launch

The new campaign would launch on 23 May in New Zealand and Australia.