Of the country’s major hotel markets, Wellington appears to have come out of spring the strongest with average weekly occupancy mostly above 80% since mid-October, according to figures from STR.
Kāpiti Coast District Council is preparing for more than 35,000 visitors who are expected in the region this summer.
Sustainability is a major focus at the 2022 Horowhenua Taste Trail this year, with its 16 producer participants aiming to lessen the food event’s impact on the environment.
Wellington International Airport Limited has reported net profit after tax of $11m for the six months ended 30 September 2022, up from the $2.9m reported for the same period last year.
The Kāpiti Coast Art Trail is back this November, with works from more than 125 local artists on display and many more at local galleries and creative spaces.
About 12,000 food lovers and 250 vendors are expected at this year’s Kāpiti Food Fair in December – and a plan is underway to ensure sustainability is a top priority.
A new memorial honouring the outstanding courage of Police and members of the public has opened at the Royal New Zealand Police College’s lower grounds near Porirua.
Tākina Events has appointed Wētā Workshop head of tourism Jake Downing its new director of museum and commercial services.
The capital is having a strong spring with the return of the World of WearableArt after three years helping to drive occupancy and ADR.
Kapiti Island Nature Tours co-founder John Barrett has been inducted into Business Kapiti Horowhenua’s Hall of Fame.
Masks are no longer required on Metlink’s bus, rail, ferry, and total mobility services, but remain strongly recommended on public transport.
The new plan identifies key initiatives that can help help grow and maintain a sustainable and thriving visitor economy for he region.
Wellington will host New Zealand’s first Life Sciences Summit Life Sciences Summit on 22-23 March 2023 at Shed 6.
The 21st annual Beervana festival attracted beer lovers from all around the world to Wellington’s SKY Stadium last weekend.
Greater Wellington’s climate committee is urging the regional council to approve two carbon reduction and energy efficiency projects from Metlink and Wellington Regional Stadium Trust.
Queenstown hit an average weekly occupancy high of 70.5% during the July New Zealand school holidays, according to figures from STR.
Quest Apartment Hotels has opened a new Wellington property at 256 Lambton Quay, operated by franchise directors Sean and Lena Chin.
While outdoor attractions outside of ski saw demand impacted, indoor activity iFLY Queenstown saw its busiest month on record.
It may take several days to return to normal schedules, says the airline.
The Toast Martinborough food and wine festival is returning this November after a two-year hiatus.
Visitors to Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre will be able to see giant moa bones on display and learn about the natural history of the species.
BEIA takes its business events conference to the capital for the first time, helping to showcase the brand new Tākina venue.
The New Zealand Parks Awards have named the best of the country’s recreational spots in Bay of Plenty, Taupō and Upper Hutt.
Kāpiti Coast District Council’s 2022 Major Event Fund has allocated $200,000 to six events this year.
More than 120 events and pop-ups will take place during Visa Wellington On A Plate, on during the month of August.
The National Library’s He Tohu exhibition has hosted almost 100,000 people over the last five years.
Kapiti Coast District Council will continue to support plans for the Te Uruhi biosecurity and visitor centre at Maclean Park in Paraparaumu Beach, despite ballooning project costs of $3.2m.
7000 visitors are expected to gather in the Wairarapa for this year’s Booktown Karukatea 2022 Festival in Featherston from 8-12 June.
Thousands of visitors from Australia will arrive today, marking the restart of isolation-free trans-Tasman travel.
The former Rotorua Airport boss will take over from Steve Sanderson on 1 May.
Journey along Wellington’s highest peaks between Johnsonville and Karori.
An evocative film from WellingtonNZ on the meaning of Tākina, the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Kapiti Coast District Council has opened applications for the 2022 Major Events Fund for the region.
Wellington Cable Car is installing specially designed decals to prevent birds flying into the windows of its Kelburn Terminal.
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The Foo Fighters will return to New Zealand for shows at Wellington and Auckland this December.
Regional tourism organisation areas around the country put in a mixed performance in December versus a year earlier.
Winetopia is heading to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch this winter.
A new tourism advisory board has been assembled at the Kāpiti Coast to focus on increasing tourism activity and visitor numbers to the district, led by former Tourism NZ chief executive George Hickton.
The NZ Motorhome Caravan Association has opened a new motorhome park at the Foxton Racing Club as more camper vans explore the town.
WellingtonNZ’s departing GM of marketing and comms says you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more resilient bunch than New Zealand’s tourism whānau.
Auckland and Wellington will host nine games each for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted by New Zealand and Australia.
WellingtonNZ has launched a new podcast service to showcase local culture and business.
Auckland visitors contributed $218m to Wellington’s economy pre-Covid but at the moment they cannot spend anything, writes WellingtonNZ CEO John Allen.
The Kāpiti Food Fair has been cancelled due to Covid uncertainty.
Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre has won the right to host the 22nd International Sedimentological Congress in 2026.
Wellington Zoo and Massey University have signed an agreement to establish closer ties and identify more opportunities for both parties.
WellingtonNZ says it has seen a significant return on its advertising spend with the impact of its Love Local campaign a highlight.
Wellington City Council has cancelled its A Very Welly Christmas festival due to Covid uncertainty.
Dogs are getting more than just a day on Wellington’s Cable Car with a trial on iconic funicular from 1-30 November.