APEC has launched a new portal that provides high-level information summaries of information on international travel.
Digital city guide Concrete Playground has launched an e-commerce travel platform aimed at young travellers across New Zealand and Australia.
Two in five travel managers said technology was a top pain point – however, 59% also said it was a top factor when selecting a travel management company.
How destinations welcome and accept LGBTIQ+ travellers can have a major impact on the visitor experience, with those supporting the rainbow community more likely to attract business.
New Zealand leisure and business bookings are recovering strongly, says Flight Centre.
Flight Centre has created a new product for travellers looking for more security and certainty while airlines and airports struggle to cope with high demand.
Kiwis are as keen as ever to travel at home despite international trips becoming easier, with a new report highlighting their top experiences and activities preferences.
Air New Zealand is reducing its service levels approaching a busy summer as it suffers its highest rates of crew sickness in a decade.
The future is bright for tourism and hospitality despite a challenging year as the tension between economic forces and pent-up demand for travel prompt consumer caution – and there are several things businesses can do to thrive, says Google’s head of travel.
People are generally cutting their overall expenditure but the desire to travel is still strong, says a survey.
New Zealand will benefit from growing confidence within Asia Pacific for people to travel and continuing good demand from Kiwis to explore domestically.
The first Air New Zealand flight to Samoa will touch down at Apia tomorrow as the Pacific Island reopens its borders.
Online searches by New Zealanders for travel and accommodation in June 2022 increased by more than 50% of what they were for the same month in pre-Covid 2019, says Google.
Air New Zealand has extended its Covid flexibility policy until 31 August following an influx of more than 20,000 passengers seeking to change their travel plans.
Limited air capacity is leading to fewer flight options and more expensive airfares for travellers, according to Corporate Traveller.
Consumer New Zealand is warning Kiwis to avoid using online travel agent eDreams.
The CEO’s first trip out of the country in three years aims to push NZ to the top of the Australian travel agenda.
Air New Zealand is heading into the busy July school holiday period amid potential disruption as staff illness and winter weather put pressure on the airline’s network.
More than 47,000 people travelled to Fiji in May 2022, including 10,000 New Zealanders.
New Covid-19 cases in Niue have been linked to a flight from New Zealand.
The operator marks its 20th year with a watchful eye on competition and continual product development as bookings recover.
Cost, safety and convenience are the top three considerations for Kiwis looking to book international travel in the next year, according to a new Booking.com analysis.
The desire to travel to New Zealand remains strong in ‘active considerers’ with airfares and Covid disruption the top concerns for overseas markets, according to a Tourism New Zealand analysis.
Cancelled flights, disrupted vacations, and frayed tempers are rife as people take to the skies and the airline industry comes under pressure.
New Zealand could see a 55%-60% return of pre-Covid visitor arrivals and spend by as early as the year ending May 2023, despite a lack of China-based airlines during the latter half of 2022.
Flight Centre wants to see the full opening of the border brought forward from 31 July and questions why there is a delay “considering the state of the economy”.
The removal of the requirement at midnight Monday arrives in time for the start of the southern ski season.
National Party Covid-19 response spokesperson Chris Bishop is calling on the government to drop pre-departure testing requirements for incoming visitors “right now”.
Kiwis are embracing spontaneous travel plans and booking flights less than a month before their intended travel date, according to Jetstar.
The company is pushing out a new technology ecosystem to offer customers a seamless booking experience.
Costs and visa delays could keep a cap on markets like India despite demand growing.
The Department of Internal Affairs has increased the cost of New Zealand passports to cover costs associated with a drop in revenue during the Covid pandemic.
Business travel booking platform Serko has reported a net loss after tax of $36m for the year to March 2022, citing increased investment for the 22% decline on last year’s result.
The International Air Transport Association says China and Japan are contributing to major gaps in the region’s recovery.
But domestic numbers took a hit as the NZ’s Omicron wave put a lid on demand.
People’s plans to spend more on international travel over the next 3-6 months appear particularly strong.
More than 900,000 adults are planning an overseas holiday in the next 12 months, equating to 23% of the adult population, according to Horizon Research data.
The peak season is as strong a drawcard as ever with bookings painting a positive picture.
Industry should create more sustainable options and make information more transparent for travellers, says Booking.com.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have acknowledged the need to resume and strengthen “people-to-people” links between New Zealand and Japan.
Some 50,000 Kiwis could choose to emigrate over the next year as borders reopen, according to a report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Demand is strong for NZ, says the Australasian wholesaler, ahead of tonight’s border reopening.
Services between NZ and key markets such as Australia, North America and Asia are ramping up again as airlines restore connections.
NZ Customs says the system will eventually make “processing and assessing travellers’ information faster and easier”.
Tourism is preparing for a new phase as the Covid-19 pandemic transitions to endemic, says Alex Dykman, founder of Maverick Digital.
GO Rentals plans to open an in-terminal branch at Nelson Airport this November.
Air New Zealand will make its maiden flight to New York on Saturday 17 September, departing at 7:40pm.
The Board of Airline Representatives of New Zealand (BARNZ), airlines and travel agencies have lauded the government’s decision to fast-track border reopenings.
Fully vaccinated visitors from Australia will be allowed into New Zealand at 11.59pm on 12 April, the newspaper is reporting.
Serko’s Australian transaction growth has reached 60% of 2019 volumes, but growth in New Zealand remains suppressed.