Occupancy reaches a peak at the resort thanks to the return of its annual marathon.
Queenstown Lakes District is aiming to make the destination’s tourism industry the first to carbon-zero by 2030 but is yet to reveal details of how it will achieve the ambitious target.
The first stage of the $20m Queenstown Marina will officially open this week, offering 85 berths for use complemented by 17 floating buildings.
Businesses need to refocus investment on maintaining yield with fewer staff.
Queenstown Lakes District Council is installing more signage and observing how people use ski lanes to protect boat users and swimmers around waterways this summer.
The Queenstown-based group says all of its lead indicators point to a strong summer of trading.
The four-day Roam Central food, wine and adventure festival is coming to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes from 26-29 January 2023.
Queenstown Airport recorded 186,403 passenger movements in October 2022, up from 183,048 reported for the same month in pre-Covid 2019.
More than 12,000 athletes will converge on Queenstown for the 2022 New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Queenstown Marathon series of races this Saturday.
ZipTrek Ecotours’ Locals Day annual fundraiser has raised $7,225 for Sustainable Queenstown.
Freshwater monitoring buoys have been deployed in lakes Wānaka and Whakatipu as part of an effort to improve water quality monitoring.
Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking early feedback about two alcohol bylaws coming up for review.
A sold-out event in Queenstown brought mindfulness, connection, nature and adventure together in a unique treehouse meditation session and zipline experience.
The first Virgin Australia flights in 950 days will touch down in Queenstown from Sydney and Brisbane tomorrow.
New Zealand and Australian trade and tourism ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to boosting trans-Tasman cooperation.
The draft destination management strategy for Queenstown Lakes is now moving towards its second iteration following feedback from the community.
A $10m homestead will be a major feature of the $650m Mt Cardrona Station development and act as the heart of the alpine village.
Queenstown public transport users will now be able to use their Bee Card to travel on ferry services from today.
Queenstown’s winter season saw visitor expenditure exceed pre-Covid levels off the back of a strong ski season and the return of events.
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.
Destination Queenstown and Lake Wānaka Tourism have helped to develop questions on the visitor economy for Queenstown Lakes District Council’s latest Quality of Life survey.
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.
Visitors flocked to Queenstown over winter with total expenditure for June, July and August 2022 up 20% over the same period in pre-Covid 2019.
Queenstown Airport has reported strong passenger volumes over winter, helped by the removal of border restriction and school holidays in New Zealand and Australia.
QAC plans for moderate and sustainable growth, which it says is a shift in its strategy.
Queenstown Airport is expanding its long-standing relationship with the Whakatipu Reforestation Trust to include continue a local biodiversity planting project.
More than 100 senior executives from the Queenstown business community came together to discuss workplace diversity and inclusion as part of the annual Winter Pride Festival on Tuesday.
iFLY Queenstown owner Matt Wong is running for a spot on Queenstown Lakes District Council.
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.
More than 400 athletes from 23 countries are expected for the annual Winter Games at Coronet Peak, beginning on Saturday.
The operator abandons its proposal for a luxury hotel and new VIP casino on the banks of Lake Whakatipu.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Facebook owner Meta have partnered to hold an in-person digital workshop in Queenstown.
Queenstown Airport Corporation’s profit after tax fell to $1.08m for the year to June 2022, down 34% on the previous fiscal year.
Coronet Peak’s 75th anniversary celebrations are underway this week as the ski field puts a five-day festival of music, events, fashion and ski events for the public.
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.
Queenstown Lakes District Council is making a play for the management of Mount Iron Scenic Reserve, currently under control of the Department of Conservation.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Meta, the company behind Facebook, will run digital skills workshops in Queenstown and Rotorua in September.
Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking tenders for the implementation of its District Economic Diversification Plan.
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.