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Tourism leader Brendon Pope passes away
21 Jul 2021  

Tourism leader Brendon Pope passes away

Pope worked in tourism for nearly 30 years and was a former general manager of Kiwi Experience and international sales manager at Tourism Holdings.


THL upgrades guidance for FY21
25 Jun 2021  

THL upgrades guidance for FY21

Tourism Holdings Limited now expects a net debt of $50m at end-June, versus up to $90m seen earlier.


Marketing campaign aims to boost Avis car rentals
24 May 2021   /

Marketing campaign aims to boost Avis car rentals

The campaign aims to streamline booking processes and get people on the road quickly.


THL guides FY21 loss of up to $18m
23 Apr 2021   /

THL guides FY21 loss of up to $18m

Stong RV sales in the US is bringing in revenue but rental demand is slow due to the lack of visitors.


Motorhome owners reap rental income from domestic travellers
11 Mar 2021   /

Motorhome owners reap rental income from domestic travellers

Motorhome owners can earn decent income from renting out their vehicles to Kiwis, says Camplify.


THL, TOP 10 support 1,400km charity e-scooter journey
10 Mar 2021   /

THL, TOP 10 support 1,400km charity e-scooter journey

Tourism Holdings and TOP 10 Holiday Parks are supporting Canterbury cricket umpire Eugene Sanders’ 1,400km charity e-scooter trip of the Tour Aotearoa Trail.


Budget Rentals picks NZ’s top toilet pit stops
3 Mar 2021   /

Budget Rentals picks NZ’s top toilet pit stops

Budget Car Rentals has created a list of its top eight ‘unusual’ public toilets while road tripping around New Zealand.


Rental vehicle industry running out of gas
2 Mar 2021   /

Rental vehicle industry running out of gas

After one high-profile casualty, more are expected as operators see demand plummet by 70%.


STAPP doing exactly what intended: protecting jobs – THL’s Webster
1 Mar 2021   /

STAPP doing exactly what intended: protecting jobs – THL’s Webster

THL’s CEO Grant Webster says the STAPP is doing exactly what it intended – protecting jobs that were marginal and at risk.


JUCY collapsed owing $44m to ASB
17 Feb 2021   /

JUCY collapsed owing $44m to ASB

Colin Neal’s Polar Capital snapped up most of the group’s assets, which were valued at around $20m.


THL launches $79 per day ‘Do More Summer’ special
21 Jan 2021   /

THL launches $79 per day ‘Do More Summer’ special

Tourism Holdings is offering motorhome rentals for $79 per day for travel up until the end of March 2021.


Avis, Jucy, Princess Cruises win service awards
4 Dec 2020   /

Avis, Jucy, Princess Cruises win service awards

Rental vehicle operators Jucy and Avis New Zealand, as well as cruise line Princess Cruises, have been recognised in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards 2021.


THL, Tourism NZ launch ‘Work from Anywhere’ initiative
3 Dec 2020   /

THL, Tourism NZ launch ‘Work from Anywhere’ initiative

Tourism Holdings has partnered with Tourism New Zealand and Vodafone to launch a 4-week Work from Anywhere campaign.


Surge in first-time campervanners forecast
26 Nov 2020   /

Surge in first-time campervanners forecast

A surge in first-time campervan users is predicted for this summer, says Quirky Campers NZ.


RV rates cut 50% to generate demand – Tourism Holdings
2 Nov 2020   /

RV rates cut 50% to generate demand – Tourism Holdings

Motorhome rental rates in New Zealand needed to be halved over winter to generate demand in a domestic-only market, says Tourism Holdings.


Rental car bookings surge in school holidays
29 Sep 2020   /

Rental car bookings surge in school holidays

Domestic demand for rental car bookings ahead of the September school holidays was up nearly 30% compared to the July school holidays.


THL lauds ‘admirable achievement’ in profit despite Covid
18 Sep 2020   /

THL lauds ‘admirable achievement’ in profit despite Covid

But FY20 profit and revenue are down and Govt support is helping to keep its Waitomo business open.


Tourism Holdings guides better-than-expected FY20 profit
15 Sep 2020   /

Tourism Holdings guides better-than-expected FY20 profit

The company says its underlying net profit for the period will be about $20m.


Apollo to close NZ factory, manufacture RVs offshore
14 Sep 2020   /

Apollo to close NZ factory, manufacture RVs offshore

Apollo Tourism & Leisure is permanently closing its motorhome manufacturing factory in Auckland.


Better foreign driver checks may not have prevented fatal crash – TIA
10 Sep 2020  

Better foreign driver checks may not have prevented fatal crash – TIA

Tourism Industry Aotearoa says a tragic tourist’s driving accident might not have been prevented even if the vehicle hire firm had interrogated the driver more closely.


THL sets up pop-up branch, launches new promotion
7 Sep 2020   /

THL sets up pop-up branch, launches new promotion

Despite the fire, the company has launched a campaign to sell 1000 additional motorhomes, valued at over $70m.


Blaze hits Tourism Holdings site, motorhomes damaged
3 Sep 2020   /

Blaze hits Tourism Holdings site, motorhomes damaged

About 70 firefighters and 20 fire trucks were at the scene of a fire at a Tourism Holdings campervan worskhop in south Auckland this morning.


Travellers Autobarn partners with tourism operators
2 Sep 2020   /

Travellers Autobarn partners with tourism operators

Campervan operator Travellers Autobarn has teamed with NZSki and other adventure operators to offer value packs to customers.


Why Tourism Holdings has ditched its COO role
19 Aug 2020   /

Why Tourism Holdings has ditched its COO role

Eliminating the role of chief operating officer at Tourism Holdings is primarily about focus and costs, chief executive Grant Webster says.


Tourism Holdings appoints former Air NZ exec Nick Judd CFO…
18 Aug 2020  

Tourism Holdings appoints former Air NZ exec Nick Judd CFO…

Air NZ’s former chief strategy, networks and alliances officer will join the operator in September.


Tourism Holdings on the problem with the domestic market
3 Aug 2020   /

Tourism Holdings on the problem with the domestic market

Domestic business was often clustered around school holidays and local bookings were 60% shorter in duration than international bookings.


Avis Budget launches digital check in tool
22 Jul 2020  

Avis Budget launches digital check in tool

Avis Budget Group has launched Digital Check In, an online service enabling customers to spend less time at the counter when picking up a vehicle.


TOP 10, Tourism Holdings partner on pop-up camper network
7 Jul 2020   /

TOP 10, Tourism Holdings partner on pop-up camper network

TOP 10 Holiday Parks has teamed up with Tourism Holdings-owned Britz motorhomes to open a raft of pop-up motorhome branches across the country.


Apex launches $99pw car subscription service
1 Jul 2020  

Apex launches $99pw car subscription service

Apex Car Rentals has launched a car subscription service enabling customers to have a vehicle for as little as $99 per week.


THL guides FY20 profit fall of up to 37%
26 Jun 2020   /

THL guides FY20 profit fall of up to 37%

The operator says it has secured a $225m debt facility with its existing bankers.


Avis Budget launches new photo process for rentals
26 Jun 2020   /

Avis Budget launches new photo process for rentals

Avis Budget Group will enable customers renting in New Zealand to confirm a vehicle condition in real-time.


Top executives resign from Tourism Holdings
17 Jun 2020   /

Top executives resign from Tourism Holdings

The resignations are the latest high-profile departures from the country’s beleaguered tourism industry.


Rental resurgence eases pain of “horrific” heist – JUCY’s Alpe
16 Jun 2020   /

Rental resurgence eases pain of “horrific” heist – JUCY’s Alpe

“We’re going to be a smaller business – that’s the hardest part, dealing with people I’ve known for years,” says the group’s CEO.


KiwiEx to stay in hibernation – Tourism Holdings
12 Jun 2020   /

KiwiEx to stay in hibernation – Tourism Holdings

THL’s recent RV promo received an “overwhelmingly positive” response but NZ rental revenue is still down 50%.


Covid claims another corporate casualty with rentals liquidation
10 Jun 2020   /

Covid claims another corporate casualty with rentals liquidation

National operator Maugers Rentals follows Methven Resort Hotel out of business.


JUCY heist: 90 vehicles recovered, 32 people charged
10 Jun 2020   /

JUCY heist: 90 vehicles recovered, 32 people charged

Police have recovered 90 of the 98 Jucy rental vehicles that were stolen from a car yard in April.


GO Rentals wins customer satisfaction award
4 Jun 2020   /

GO Rentals wins customer satisfaction award

GO Rentals has been named the winner of the Canstar Blue Customer Satisfaction Award in the car hire category for 2020.


Avis, Budget remove cancellation fees
2 Jun 2020   /

Avis, Budget remove cancellation fees

Avis and Budget Car Rentals have removed cancellation fees for booking made before 31 August 2020. 


THL slashes prices, softens terms to get Kiwis hiring
26 May 2020   /

THL slashes prices, softens terms to get Kiwis hiring

The operator has cut rentals to $29 per day to attract customers into its motorhomes.


Operators adapt as vehicle rental industry stays subdued – Westpac
21 May 2020   /

Operators adapt as vehicle rental industry stays subdued – Westpac

Plummeting demand for passenger and recreational vehicle rentals due to the tourism shutdown looks set to continue for quite some time, according to Westpac.


JUCY heist: 19 arrested, 69 vehicles recovered
30 Apr 2020   /

JUCY heist: 19 arrested, 69 vehicles recovered

Police have now recovered 69 of the 112 vehicles stolen from Jucy Rentals in South Auckland, resulting in 19 arrests.


Avis, Budget NZ offer $10 a day rentals
30 Apr 2020  

Avis, Budget NZ offer $10 a day rentals

Avis and Budget New Zealand are offering rentals to essential workers for a fixed price of between $10 and $15 per day.


Rental vehicle operators call out airports for ongoing charges
29 Apr 2020   /

Rental vehicle operators call out airports for ongoing charges

The Rental Vehicle Association says airports have an underlying moral obligation to moderate terms and conditions of contracts at a time of little or no income.


Apollo’s de Lautour on crisis management and being an essential service
22 Apr 2020  

Apollo’s de Lautour on crisis management and being an essential service

Apollo Motorhome Holidays New Zealand country manager Andrew de Lautour on working through lockdown, family challenges and how the tourism industry may never be the same again.


THL cuts labour costs by 60%, moves to exit Togo jv
6 Apr 2020   /

THL cuts labour costs by 60%, moves to exit Togo jv

A “significant number” of employees have been placed on leave, been furloughed, or have left, says the operator.


Tourism Holdings cancels dividend, cuts salaries
20 Mar 2020   /

Tourism Holdings cancels dividend, cuts salaries

Tourism Holdings has cancelled its interim dividend and slashed the salaries of its senior executives.


KiwiRail, DOC, NZMCA partner to help endangered kea
6 Mar 2020   /

KiwiRail, DOC, NZMCA partner to help endangered kea

KiwiRail, the Department of Conservation, and the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association have partnered to help save the country’s endangered kea population.


Avis doubles hybrid fleet as part of sustainability drive
3 Mar 2020  

Avis doubles hybrid fleet as part of sustainability drive

Avis New Zealand has almost doubled its hybrid and electric vehicle fleet as part of the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment.


CamperMate to be “primary brand” for Outdoria – CEO
24 Feb 2020   /

CamperMate to be “primary brand” for Outdoria – CEO

Travellers to New Zealand may soon be able to use an Outdoria Group app when they have an urge for “voluntourism”.


Tourism Holdings: NPAT to fall 14% to $24m for FY20
7 Feb 2020   /

Tourism Holdings: NPAT to fall 14% to $24m for FY20

The operator gave the guidance in light of the “significant and uncertain events facing the tourism industry”.