The New Zealand Travel Collective has added Wanaka Wine Tours to its portfolio of its curated tourism products.
Southern Discoveries has launched a multi-language commentary app for its Queenstown to Milford Sound coach journeys.
Invercargill’s Transport World is preparing to host an insider’s journey into automotive craftmanship as part of its Back Shed tour, which returns next month.
A new Queenstown bylaw has put in place new rules around events and commercial activities in public spaces.
Active Adventures and Austin Adventures have beaten JW Marriott and Hotel Britomart to win the Contribution to Tourism with the USA award at the American Chamber of Commerce’s DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards.
Queenstown-based BLACK Tourism is now offering a James Bond Aston Martin experience to cater to the luxury market.
Hawke’s Bay tour operator Gannet Safaris Overland is opening for its 2023/24 season this weekend with a new package to help regeneration on the Cape Kidnappers peninsula.
The NZ and US operator’s CEO on recovery, business priorities, M&A and the Queenstown-based company’s global opportunity.
Tranzit shutters the tour operator despite the recovery in international visitor numbers.
Active Adventures has launched new private group tours across its range of experiences.
Tour operator Cycle Journeys is committing to offset its carbon emissions from its fuel-powered vehicle fleet and its clients’ accommodation.
Wellington City Council has given the green light to a series of bookable e-bike tours across the city’s creative spaces.
MasterChef UK judge William Sitwell is touring Auckland this week to sample the city’s fine dining and food experiences.
Haka Tourism Group’s general manager of touring brands, Eve Lawrence, on how Covid impacted talent retention and bringing back former staff.
The iconic Cape Kidnappers operator shuts its doors for good, frustrated at ongoing disruptions.
The return of Chinese tour groups is happening faster than some industry professionals expected with strong demand for New Zealand being seen by market specialists.
“It’s going to provide a late summer boost to the tourism sector,” says Auckland Airport’s Scott Tasker.
Inbounders scrambled to rearrange schedules but some overseas visitors had to cancel following Auckland’s floods.
Invivo Wines has celebrated its maiden flight from Auckland to Queenstown this week.
A virtual tour of the Sir Ed Hillary Walkway Tour in Ōtorohanga is now available for people who are not able to visit in person, or those who want to have a sneak peek before their journey.
Wellington City Council is encouraging people in the creative sector to get on their bikes this month and explore the city’s art spaces.
Guided walk operator Walk Christchurch is celebrating 40 years of business with a tribute to its staff.
There has been a significant increase in visitor interest in Antarctica.
Auckland War Memorial Museum has reinstated its popular Incredible Rooftop Tour.
Active Adventures has spruced up its signature travel experience, formerly known as Rimu.
The Ticker looks at how tourism businesses are coping with rising costs and whether they can increase prices in a recovering market.
Queenstown’s Altitude Tours has launched two new gin tours, including the world’s first gin tour by helicopter.
The pandemic has been difficult but has also offered valuable lessons on wellbeing, innovation, and sustainability, says Ceillhe Sperath.
Intrepid acquires Haka Tourism’s tour assets in a sign of confidence in travel to NZ.
Oban-based boat tour and water taxi services firm Rakuira Charters is applying for permission to add another commercial vessel for the viewing of marine mammals around Stewart Island.
Operators in the north are also feeling the impact of curtailed travel but to varying degrees.
River Valley Lodge has reimagined itself with a focus on niche offerings such as its new permaculture course.
Some pent-up international demand for travel might dissipate before Australia and New Zealand’s borders re-open, says the founder of G Adventures.
Overseas investors betting on a post-Covid travel boom are pumping multi-million dollar investments into tourism.
Gannet Beach Adventures tours at Cape Kidnappers will return to operations tomorrow after almost two years.
Four of the top five road trips on Kiwis’ to-do lists were in the lower South Island, according to a survey from Budget New Zealand.
Tranzit Group subsidiary Cross Country Rentals has acquired the assets of Christchurch-based Maugers Rentals which went into liquidation in March.
Wanaka 4WD tour operator Ridgeline Adventures is a finalist in three categories at the 2020 New Zealand Food Awards.
The coach tour company involved in a crash that saw 20 Chinese visitors injured, two of them severely, has gone into liquidation.
Bus and Coach Association chief executive Dr Pim Borren says the tour coach business is at a virtual standstill.
The abrupt cessation of international tourism led to the collapse of 25-year-old inbound tour operator Naturally New Zealand Holidays Limited with around $600,000 owing to unsecured creditors outside the business.
Fullers360 tour products and services will be on hold during the Covid-19 alert level 3 restrictions, which includes trips to Rangitoto, Tiritiri Matangi, Winter Wine and Dine and the Explorer Hop on Hop off bus.
NZ might not see a return to pre-Covid visitor numbers until the end of March 2024, says the association.
Wellington-based Rover Tours Group says the Government’s wage subsidy has enabled it to keep operating, and it is now offering a free service.
The award-winning operator has branched into the courier trade to bring in income.
Jenna Snelgrove, sales and marketing director at Tranzit Group, on operating in a re-active state as the Covid crisis developed at pace, to now turning the corner and being able to focus on forward planning, opportunities and innovation.
New Zealand’s inbound tour operators are “holding faith” that the tourism sector will receive further support from government as new research shows how deeply the industry has been hit by the Covid-19 outbreak.
Once fierce competitors for international visitors, rivals are now collaborating to target the domestic market.
The Department of Conservation has acknowledged the “frustrations and concerns” it has caused Gannet Beach Adventures after it suspended the operator’s concession to run tours at Cape Kidnappers.
The operator of the coach that crashed near Queenstown injuring 20 Chinese tourists says the driver is an experienced guide and it’s unclear how the accident happened.