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Post-Covid high for Labour Weekend as visitors return
26 Oct 2022   /

Post-Covid high for Labour Weekend as visitors return

Operators say good weather and the return of cruise contribute to the best customer numbers since Covid began.


Holidaymakers urged to plan before travelling this long weekend
21 Oct 2022   /

Holidaymakers urged to plan before travelling this long weekend

Holidaymakers are being called on to avoid peak congestion periods over Labour Weekend and to check travel times before they hit the road.


Marlborough roads reopen ahead of holiday, cruise arrival
21 Oct 2022   /

Marlborough roads reopen ahead of holiday, cruise arrival

Marlborough District Council will reopen Queen Charlotte Drive from Picton to Havelock at 5pm this afternoon, after it was severely damaged by a storm in August.


Nelson tourism, hospo get behind holiday challenge
6 Oct 2022   /

Nelson tourism, hospo get behind holiday challenge

Nelson Tasman hospitality, tourism, events and retail businesses are getting behind a new game encouraging locals and visitors to explore their own backyards.


Sundays busiest for Oct holiday arrivals – Auckland Airport
30 Sep 2022   /

Sundays busiest for Oct holiday arrivals – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport is advising people travelling over the October school holidays to be patient as it faces its busiest travel period.


Hospo welcomes public holiday for Queen despite cost to business
13 Sep 2022   /

Hospo welcomes public holiday for Queen despite cost to business

A one-off public holiday to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II has been welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand, even though it may come with a cost for operators.


Winter blast dampens some holiday demand but indoor attraction flies
25 Jul 2022   /

Winter blast dampens some holiday demand but indoor attraction flies

While outdoor attractions outside of ski saw demand impacted, indoor activity iFLY Queenstown saw its busiest month on record.


Staffing, weather dampen otherwise good holiday activity
11 Jul 2022  

Staffing, weather dampen otherwise good holiday activity

The school holidays are giving operators a lift but it’s not all smooth sailing during the crucial business period.


Matariki holiday could boost tourism by up to $160m – govt
4 May 2022   /

Matariki holiday could boost tourism by up to $160m – govt

The Matariki public holiday could bring in between $110m-$160m in economic benefit to the domestic tourism industry.


Operators up on Easter ’21, Aussies back quicker than expected
20 Apr 2022   /

Operators up on Easter ’21, Aussies back quicker than expected

Tourism has started its long road to recovery for some with the holidays, the weather and Australians contributing.


Auckland Airport sees busiest international day in two years
19 Apr 2022   /

Auckland Airport sees busiest international day in two years

Auckland Airport’s international terminal saw its busiest day since the pandemic started two years ago with around 10,000 travellers arriving and departing on Easter Friday.


Queenstown Airport readies for busy school holidays
14 Apr 2022   /

Queenstown Airport readies for busy school holidays

Queenstown Airport is gearing up for the school holiday period with two busy long weekends expected.


Busy roads expected over Easter, ANZAC
14 Apr 2022   /

Busy roads expected over Easter, ANZAC

Waka Kotahi and Auckland Transport are urging those heading away this Easter to plan ahead.


Kiwis planning longer summer holidays – survey
28 Oct 2021   /

Kiwis planning longer summer holidays – survey

Kiwis intend to take a longer holiday break this year, according to a poll by Frog Recruitment.


Govt says ‘no’ to moving school holidays
20 Sep 2021   /

Govt says ‘no’ to moving school holidays

The 2 October start for the upcoming school holidays will remain unchanged in the event of any drop in alert levels for Auckland, despite the region clocking nearly six weeks of lockdown since mid-August.


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.


Matariki holiday dates for next 30 years proposed
2 Jul 2021   /

Matariki holiday dates for next 30 years proposed

The government has unveiled the proposed dates of the new Matiriki holiday, which starts next year on Friday 24 June 2022.


Kiwis embracing Matariki holiday – survey
10 Jun 2021   /

Kiwis embracing Matariki holiday – survey

A year away from Matariki being recognised as a public holiday, a Bookabach survey has recorded a 57% uptick in bookings to celebrate the occasion.


Operators enjoy a bumper Easter…
6 Apr 2021   /

Operators enjoy a bumper Easter…

Tourism businesses across the country enjoyed good visitor numbers over Easter with some having to turn people away they were so full.


Matariki public holiday a boost for tourism – TIA
8 Sep 2020   /

Matariki public holiday a boost for tourism – TIA

PM Jacinda Ardern says if she is re-elected the mid-winter holiday will start in 2022.


Matariki public holiday boost for tourism – Greens
22 Jul 2020   /

Matariki public holiday boost for tourism – Greens

Green Party tourism spokesperson Gareth Hughes said that as well as increasing cultural awareness, it would provide another day for travel.