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THL completes Apollo merger on eve of ASX listing
1 Dec 2022   /

THL completes Apollo merger on eve of ASX listing

THL and its controlled entities now hold all of Apollo’s shares, and it has also completed the divestment of assets to Jucy, required under the deal.


GO Rentals claims carbon zero first
30 Nov 2022  

GO Rentals claims carbon zero first

GO Rentals has claimed a New Zealand first for being the only car rental business to achieve Toitū net Carbonzero certification.


THL unveils new leadership ahead of Apollo merger
29 Nov 2022   /

THL unveils new leadership ahead of Apollo merger

Both THL and Apollo’s executives have all been retained in the new merged entity, albeit some with changed roles or reporting lines.


THL, Apollo CEOs to join board, C-suite review under way
24 Nov 2022   /

THL, Apollo CEOs to join board, C-suite review under way

Apollo’s CEO will be in charge of finding further M&A, as THL casts an eye over executive role duplication.


Last legal hurdle cleared for THL takeover of Apollo
18 Nov 2022   /

Last legal hurdle cleared for THL takeover of Apollo

Tourism Holdings Limited and Apollo Tourism & Leisure have secured the last legal approval required for their merger.


Vehicle rental firm SIXT sets up shop in Dunedin
7 Nov 2022   /

Vehicle rental firm SIXT sets up shop in Dunedin

Car rental and subscription provider SIXT is opening a new location at Dunedin Airport on 15 November.


THL’s Discover Waitomo, KiwiEx back in the black in FY23
2 Nov 2022   /

THL’s Discover Waitomo, KiwiEx back in the black in FY23

Tourism Holdings Limited expects its New Zealand tourism division to return positive earnings this fiscal year after two years of losses.


Jucy refreshes rental branding
28 Oct 2022  

Jucy refreshes rental branding

Jucy is conducting a brand refresh across its vehicle rental fleet, including a name change from Jucy Rentals to Jucy, and a new design for its vehicle fleet that features the tagline ‘find your happy’.


THL lifts FY23 profit guidance to $30m
12 Oct 2022  

THL lifts FY23 profit guidance to $30m

Earlier guidance from August 2022 expected net profit to range between $17m – $30.2m.


Rental car kiosk opens at Nelson Airport
12 Oct 2022   /

Rental car kiosk opens at Nelson Airport

A new rental car kiosk has opened at Nelson Airport today, replacing the former portacabins.


THL spends $10m to take full control of UK jv, clears another Apollo deal hurdle
6 Oct 2022   /

THL spends $10m to take full control of UK jv, clears another Apollo deal hurdle

THL bought a 49% stake in the business in 2015 for £1.74m (NZ$3.96m) when the company had 130 motorhomes.


GO Rentals in NZ Tesla first
6 Oct 2022   /

GO Rentals in NZ Tesla first

GO Rentals is adding nine Tesla Model Y electric vehicles to its fleet and says it is the first rental car provider in New Zealand to offer the EVs for hire.


Jucy: THL, Apollo merger accelerates our growth “by up to four years”
30 Sep 2022   /

Jucy: THL, Apollo merger accelerates our growth “by up to four years”

The campervan company says the deal will lead to new jobs and increase its locations across Australasia.


Aus competition watchdog clears THL, Apollo deal
29 Sep 2022   /

Aus competition watchdog clears THL, Apollo deal

“We now have much greater confidence that the merger will proceed,” says Tourism Holdings chair Cathy Quin.


It’s been a long haul, but we’re “far more positive” – Webster on THL’s Apollo deal
28 Sep 2022   /

It’s been a long haul, but we’re “far more positive” – Webster on THL’s Apollo deal

Thursday’s decision from Australia’s competition watchdog could mark the start of a new phase for the operator.


ComCom clears THL to acquire Apollo
23 Sep 2022   /

ComCom clears THL to acquire Apollo

Tourism Holdings and Apollo clear the first of two competition hurdles with the deal now dependent largely on Australia’s watchdog.


THL, Apollo line up $45m sale to Jucy
23 Sep 2022   /

THL, Apollo line up $45m sale to Jucy

The operators will sell 310 of Apollo’s motorhomes in NZ and Australia to secure merger approval, with a ComCom decision expected today.


Europcar adds BYD electric vehicles to fleet
21 Sep 2022   /

Europcar adds BYD electric vehicles to fleet

Europcar New Zealand has obtained exclusive rights to add the new BYD ATTO 3 EV to its airport-based rental fleets in Auckland, Wellington, and soon Christchurch.


THL, Apollo promise 80% sale of Aus motorhomes to Jucy
7 Sep 2022   /

THL, Apollo promise 80% sale of Aus motorhomes to Jucy

Tourism Holdings and Apollo Tourism & Leisure have offered a court-enforceable undertaking to sell most of the latter’s Australian fleet, says the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).


THL to revive KiwiEx, tourism business suffers another loss
26 Aug 2022   /

THL to revive KiwiEx, tourism business suffers another loss

CEO Grant Webster calls on the government to invest more in Tourism New Zealand.


Jucy unveils $40m expansion as Next takes majority stake
9 Aug 2022   /

Jucy unveils $40m expansion as Next takes majority stake

The operator plans to buy 1,000 new vehicles to meet expected demand, which is returning much faster than expected.


GO Rentals secures Enterprise, National, Alamo rental brands
2 Aug 2022   /

GO Rentals secures Enterprise, National, Alamo rental brands

GO Rentals has secured a franchise deal with global firm Enterprise Holdings to operate three car rental brands across New Zealand, replacing former franchisee Redspot.


THL, Apollo push out deal deadline to tackle competition concerns
29 Jul 2022   /

THL, Apollo push out deal deadline to tackle competition concerns

Tourism Holdings Limited and Apollo Tourism & Leisure have agreed to extend the final date for a proposed merger deal to 15 October.


GO Rentals NZ’s favourite car hire provider – Canstar
22 Jul 2022  

GO Rentals NZ’s favourite car hire provider – Canstar

GO Rentals has been voted New Zealand’s favourite car hire provider for the third time in a survey conducted by Canstar.


THL offers up Apollo assets in Jucy deal to secure takeover
1 Jul 2022   /

THL offers up Apollo assets in Jucy deal to secure takeover

Australian PE firms Next Capital and H&G are being lined up in a deal, which will see Jucy Rentals re-enter the motorhome market.


GO Rentals launches on Waiheke Island
29 Jun 2022  

GO Rentals launches on Waiheke Island

GO Rentals has taken over the operations of Waiheke Auto Rentals and Waiheke Rental Cars to launch on Waiheke Island.


Avis adds 100 to EV fleet with Tesla, Hyundai
23 Jun 2022   /

Avis adds 100 to EV fleet with Tesla, Hyundai

Avis has added almost 100 vehicles, including the Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Hyundai Kona to its Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch fleets.


Call for foreign driver tests before renting vehicles rejected
20 Jun 2022  

Call for foreign driver tests before renting vehicles rejected

Forcing visitors to take a test could breach NZ’s international obligations and would not significantly impact the road toll, says a new report.


THL’s Rob Campbell steps down, Cathy Quinn steps up
13 Jun 2022   /

THL’s Rob Campbell steps down, Cathy Quinn steps up

Tourism Holdings Limited’s long-serving director and chair, Rob Campbell, has resigned from the board.


Tourism Holdings scopes Kiwi Experience sale
23 May 2022   /

Tourism Holdings scopes Kiwi Experience sale

The operator has engaged KPMG to gauge interest in the business.


ComCom puts more pressure on THL, Apollo deal
29 Apr 2022   /

ComCom puts more pressure on THL, Apollo deal

NZ’s competition watchdog says it still has concerns, following on from Australian misgivings released Thursday.


Tourism Holdings’ proposed Apollo deal raises Aus concerns…
28 Apr 2022   /

Tourism Holdings’ proposed Apollo deal raises Aus concerns…

The Australian watchdog’s concerns come on the eve of a decision on the deal from the Commerce Commission.


ComCom decision on THL, Apollo deal delayed again
11 Apr 2022   /

ComCom decision on THL, Apollo deal delayed again

The Commerce Commission has pushed out its decision on Tourism Holdings’ proposed acquisition of Apollo Tourism & Leisure to 28 April 2022.


Rental vehicle inventory squeeze spurs price rises – Jucy
6 Apr 2022   /

Rental vehicle inventory squeeze spurs price rises – Jucy

A global shortage of new vehicles and industry rationalisation has seen rental inventory fall by 30%-40%, says the operator.


THL in for $6m boost after ComCom clears Mighway, SHAREaCAMPER sale
25 Mar 2022   /

THL in for $6m boost after ComCom clears Mighway, SHAREaCAMPER sale

The Commerce Commission has cleared Australia’s Camplify to acquire Tourism Holdings Limited’s peer-to-peer motorhome and campervan rental platforms, Mighway and SHAREaCAMPER.


THL sells Roadpass digital shareholding for $24m
17 Mar 2022  

THL sells Roadpass digital shareholding for $24m

Tourism Holdings Limited has sold its Roadpass digital shareholding for approximately NZ$23.9m to joint venture partner THOR Industries.


ComCom raises issues over THL takeover of Apollo
11 Mar 2022   /

ComCom raises issues over THL takeover of Apollo

The competition regulator says other campervan and motorhome rental operators will be a “weak constraint” on the proposed merged entity.


THL’s Ollie Farnsworth wins Deloitte Top 200 young executive of the year
3 Mar 2022   /

THL’s Ollie Farnsworth wins Deloitte Top 200 young executive of the year

The operator’s chief commercial and customer officer beat three other top contenders to the prestigious accolade on Wednesday evening.


ComCom pushes out THL’s Apollo acquisition decision
2 Mar 2022   /

ComCom pushes out THL’s Apollo acquisition decision

The Commerce Commission has delayed its decision on Tourism Holdings’ proposed acquistion of Apollo Tourism & Leisure to 14 April 2022.


THL expects interim loss of $4.4m after revenue falls 15%
22 Feb 2022   /

THL expects interim loss of $4.4m after revenue falls 15%

The operator says revenue for the six months to December 2021 fell to $175m.


Apollo to unanimously recommend takeover – THL
16 Feb 2022  

Apollo to unanimously recommend takeover – THL

Tourism Holdings Limited’s efforts to purchase Apollo Tourism & Leisure of Australia are progressing with Apollo’s Board intending to unanimously recommend that its shareholders approve the deal.


THL cites capacity gluts, low barriers to entry in Apollo filing
31 Jan 2022  

THL cites capacity gluts, low barriers to entry in Apollo filing

Tourism Holdings Limited is arguing in its application to the Commerce Commission to acquire a rival motorhome and campervan rental services company that the deal should proceed due to over-capacity in the market, low barriers to entry and differences in products the two companies offer.


New motorhome park for Foxton
21 Jan 2022  

New motorhome park for Foxton

The NZ Motorhome Caravan Association has opened a new motorhome park at the Foxton Racing Club as more camper vans explore the town.


Coastal Arts Trail,  Quirky Campers NZ launch Gallery-Camper
18 Jan 2022   /

Coastal Arts Trail, Quirky Campers NZ launch Gallery-Camper

The Coastal Arts Trail has teamed up with Quirky Campers NZ to launch a new art-immersive campervan.


Camplify seeks ComCom clearance to buy THL businesses
17 Jan 2022   /

Camplify seeks ComCom clearance to buy THL businesses

ASX-listed Camplify has applied to the Commerce Commission for permission to acquire Tourism Holdings’ peer-to-peer motorhome and campervan rental platforms, Mighway and SHAREaCAMPER.


Tourism Holdings seeks ComCom clearance to acquire Apollo
14 Dec 2021   /

Tourism Holdings seeks ComCom clearance to acquire Apollo

Tourism Holdings’ subsidiary THL Group (Australia) Pty Ltd has sought clearance from the Commerce Commission to acquire 100% of the shares in Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd.


Tourism Holdings to acquire rival Apollo in $144m all-share deal
10 Dec 2021   /

Tourism Holdings to acquire rival Apollo in $144m all-share deal

The proposed deal will see Apollo become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tourism Holdings.


Ezi Car owner swallows up Thrifty
3 Dec 2021   /

Ezi Car owner swallows up Thrifty

The Thrifty Car Rental brand in New Zealand has been rebranded to Ezi Car Rental following its acquisition by Ezi Car brand owner NZ Leisure Limited.


Camplify seeks ComCom approval to buy THL’s P2P ventures
22 Nov 2021  

Camplify seeks ComCom approval to buy THL’s P2P ventures

Tourism Holdings’ sale of peer-to-peer campervan rental businesses Mighway and SHAREaCAMPER to Australia’s Camplify Holdings is now conditional on obtaining any competition approvals required.


GO Rentals offers 25% discount to vaccinated
5 Nov 2021   /

GO Rentals offers 25% discount to vaccinated

GO Rentals will offer a 25% discount wants to vaccinated people who rent a car between today and 10 November.